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Senators Make A Promise to BU’s Matt O’Connor

BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 23: Matt O’Connor #29 of the Boston University Terriers looks on during the third period against the Northeastern Huskies during the 2015 Beanpot Tournament Championship game at TD Garden on February 23, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Back when I was in elementary school, I was approached during a recess by a girl who...
Via The 6th Sens
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anderson stops 45 shots as Senators beat Canadiens to force Game 6

  Craig Anderson made 45 saves and the Ottawa Senators avoided elimination with a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first-round series. Montreal leads the best-of-seven series 3-2. Game 6 is Sunday night in Ottawa. Bobby Ryan, Patrick Wiercioch, Erik Karlsson, Erik Condra and Mike Hoffman scored for Ottawa. The Senators are...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stone Earns Calder Nod

PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 11: Mark Stone #61 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his first period goal with teammate Erik Karlsson #65 during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on April 11, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images) Mark Stone is going to Las Vegas. Yesterday the NHL announced that Stone will be attending the...
Via The 6th Sens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Senators goalie Craig Anderson rises from sidenote to team's star

The story for the Senators entering the playoffs was rookie goaltender Andrew Hammond, the man who engineered Ottawa's historic rise from 14 points out of postseason contention to the Senators becoming a playoff team.But Hammond was not lights out in the first two games of Ottawa's series against the Montreal Canadiens, so Ottawa coach Dave Cameron made the switch to former No. 1...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Hoffman, the “Defensive Liability”

COLUMBUS, OH – JANUARY 24: Remember when Bobby Ryan #6 of the Ottawa Senators and Mike Hoffman #68 of the Ottawa Senators used to play together? (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) If there one recurring complaint concerning Dave Cameron’s coaching decisions down the stretch, it involves his decision to diminish Mike Hoffman’s role by relegating him to the fourth line. In case...
Via The 6th Sens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Anderson should get the start for Ottawa in Game 4

There’s little doubt the presence of Andrew Hammond in between the pipes was what helped give the Ottawa Senators a playoff spot this season. The Hamburglar put up out-of-this-world statistics in his 24 games played this year, posting a .941 save percentage and a 1.79 goals against average with just one regular season loss under his belt. However, […] The post Craig Anderson...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators’ season in jeopardy after 2-1 OT loss

To say things are looking bad for the Ottawa Senators right now would be a gross understatement. After holding a 1-0 lead over the Montreal Canadiens for the majority of game three of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Dale Weise struck twice for the visitors — including potting the game winner 8:47 into the overtime period — […] The post Ottawa Senators’ season in jeopardy after...
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators go with veteran Anderson in goal for Game 3

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Veteran goalie Craig Anderson will start over Andrew Hammond for the Ottawa Senators in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against Montreal on Sunday. Coach Dave Cameron called it a ''coach's decision'' to put in Anderson as the series switches to Ottawa after a pair of losses with Hammond in goal in Montreal. Cameron also expects to insert veteran...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators miss second opportunity in Montreal

The Ottawa Senators have, yet again, dug themselves another hole that may end up being their demise. Alex Galchenyuk’s extra frame goal at 3:40 of the first overtime has put the Montreal Canadiens up 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. Although the Senators once again clawed back, sticking to their no-nonsense approach by out-hitting and trying to press […] The post Ottawa Senators...
Via Along the Boards
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators' Chris Neil warns P.K. Subban to keep his head up

The Ottawa Senators will lose some talent if Mark Stone can’t go Friday night, but they’ll likely get a little bit tougher. Stone’s availability for Game 2 of the first-round Stanley Cup playoffs series vs. the Montreal Canadiens is unknown after he suffered a microfracture in his right wrist from a P.K. Subban slash in Game 1. Subban was ejected but won’t be suspended...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators’ Mark Stone has right wrist fracture

  Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone has sustained a microfracture and ligament damage to his right wrist, and his status for for the remainder of the series is unknown, Senators general manager Bryan Murray said Thursday. “He came back [Wednesday] night as a courageous guy after being hurt,” Murray said. “I listened to some people talk that he sold it pretty good, but...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators GM: Subban threatened Stone before slash

  The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators are extending their series off the ice and engaging in a war of words.   The Canadiens and Senators renewed their rivalry Wednesday night in a thrilling 4-3 win for the Canadiens. The game’s outcome might have been overshadowed some by P.K. Subban’s ejection which followed his slash of budding Sens star Mark Stone. The...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators rookie Mark Stone suffers water bottle snafu (Video)

Ottawa Senators rookie right winger Mark Stone had a rough night Wednesday during Game 1 of their playoff series against Montreal. Not only did Stone take a slash on the wrist in the first period from Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, but by the time the third period came around, he had seemingly forgotten how to drink from a water bottle. GIF: Mark Stone DERP. pic.twitter.com/Iq8v25uFcX—...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators: First Round Preview

Wednesday, April 15th at 7:00 E.T. the Ottawa Senators will travel to Montreal to play the Canadiens in game 1 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. According to computer simulations the Canadiens are the favorites in the series, winning in 54% of the simulations. Montreal is also the higher seed after finishing 1st in the Atlantic division, Ottawa placed 4th. The Senators...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How Does Andrew Hammond Compare to Other Playoff Goalies?

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Midnight Will Arrive Early for Cinderella Ottawa Senators

View image | gettyimages.com The Ottawa Senators were a long shot for the post season around the All-Star break. In fact, with a little less than a quarter of the season remaining, the smart money was on the Sens having an early golf season. An impressive, if not incredible, run of 15 wins in the last 20 games changed the Senators’ fate and more importantly, the hopes of fans...
Via Beyond The Benches
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Sportsnet withhold a conclusive replay angle to fuel a controversy and get clicks?

Canada’s national NHL rightsholder is doing damage control after releasing the definitive angle of a controversial play two days after it took place. With the Ottawa Senators’ playoff hopes hanging in the balance, defenseman Marc Methot came within inches of winning Sunday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, firing a shot through the crease but inches wide of the net in...
Via Awful Announcing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators Playoff Picture

After all the speed bumps, injuries, suspensions, goaltending and scoring issues since the beginning of the season, the Ottawa Senators have finally arrived at the turning point of the 2014/2015 NHL regular season. Even at game 80 in the 82 game schedule the Senators still have playoff hopes as one of the 19 teams with a... The post Ottawa Senators Playoff Picture appeared first...
Via The Garbage Time
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Confirms Marc Methot’s Shot In OT Didn’t Cross Goal Line In Leafs-Senators

The Ottawa Senators lost a crucial point in the Eastern Conference playoff race Sunday night when they fell 2-1 in a shootout to the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, at one point in overtime, Senators defenseman Marc Methot unleashed a shot that beat Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. The puck appeared to go wide of the net as it bounced off the end boards into the corner. TSN’s...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

By The Numbers: Examining The Ottawa Senators’ Late Season Run

Jamie Sabau / Getty Images By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) The Senators’ late season run is quite the interesting thing. It seems almost as if the Ottawa is riding an unsustainable hot streak by what some would call a “replacement level” goalie in Andrew Hammond. Is that the case? Maybe it is, but I’m not totally convinced on that. There’s other factors at play here, as...
Via The Hockey Guys
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators to fans: Stop throwing hamburgers on the ice

Ottawa Senators fans have started a unique trend over the past few weeks to celebrate their goalie’s incredible stretch of play. It involves throwing hamburgers onto the ice. Senators goalie Andrew “The Hamburglar” Hammond has his team clinging to the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference playoff standings with his 14-0-1 hot streak. During that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Hammond continues historic run for Ottawa Senators

If the Senators make the playoffs this season, February 18th should become an official holiday for the city of Ottawa. Why February 18th? Because, on that day a 27 year old Bowling Green graduate from White Rock, British Columbia named Andrew Hammond became the starting goaltender for the Ottawa Senators. Andrew Hammond holds up a hamburger that had been tossed onto the ice following...
Via isportsweb.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

NHLer nicknamed 'Hamburglar' receives free McDonald's for life

Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond has been given the nickname “The Hamburglar,” mostly because his mask features Alfred E. Neuman dressed up as the infamous burger pilferer on his mask. The moniker has since then took off due to his stellar play between the pipes this season, going to 10-0-1 record in 12 appearances while...Read More The post NHL goalie nicknamed ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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