Found May 14, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Ken Warren of Senators Extra, Craig Anderson says the fear of being embarrassed is a motivating factor for the Ottawa Senators in Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins here Tuesday. With so many All-Stars in the lineup, headed by Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, there’s always potential for fireworks, according to Anderson. “They’re world class players and arguably the two best in the game right now and it’s going to be a big challenge for everyone,” Anderson said following Tuesday’s late morning skate. “Everyone wants to rise to the challenge of the occasion. It’s a good challenge for our defence, for me and for our forwards backchecking, putting pressure on them.” At the same time, Anderson says the Senators also need to pay attention to the countless solid support players in the Penguins lineup, as well. continued

Don Cherry thinks the Senators are a bit feminine

That didn't take long. The second round just got underway and Don Cherry already said something that angered fans, specifically those supporting the Ottawa Senators. What did he say this time? He ripped on the Ottawa Senators for a variety of things outside of their play on the ice, alluding to the fact that they have some feminine qualities.  Cherry slams Daniel Alfredsson...

Senators vs. Penguins Preview

Mack – Senators Elaine – Penguins   The Ottawa Senators are heading into the second round of the playoffs with tons of momentum. They beat the second seed Montreal Canadiens in game 5 with a commanding 6-1 victory to close out the series 4 to 1. The whole team contributed, but most of the help [...]

Travis Yost: A Broken Power-Play Setup

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- The Ottawa Senators maligned power-play has been a hotbed of discussion for the length of the regular season. Some of it's a result of last year's offensive success. You know, high-water mark and all of that. Ottawa's offense was rhythmic last year, but the power-play did lag behind a bit. For a team that averaged about...

The Ottawa Senators’ Second-Round Playoff Anthem Is…Interesting

The Ottawa Senators lost the first game of the series against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday by a score of 4-1, but according to CTV Ottawa’s Morning Live, that’s okay because the Sens are “bringing pesky back.” Fans have created a second-round playoff anthem, parodying Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back,” and turning it into “Pesky Back.” The video is both awful...

Round Two, Game One: Penguins-Senators Recap

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SERIES PREVIEW: 2013 Pens-Sens

  Down the homestretch of the regular season, it was looking more and more likely that the Senators were gonna find themselves in the 8 seed on a collision course with the Pens. Instead, the Sens got up to the 7 seed and have dispatched of the 2nd-seeded Canadiens easily -- very easily. And that's because the Senators weren't as advertised coming in the playoffs...

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Penguins Need to Showcase Cooke Against Senators

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Travis Yost: Special Teams the Difference

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- At even-strength, the Ottawa Senators were equal -- and at some points, better -- than their second-round adversary on Tuesday night. Special teams was another story. The Pittsburgh Penguins power-play went to absolute work on Ottawa's vaunted [sorta..]penalty kill, getting a pair of goals from Paul Martin and Chris Kunitz. ...

Playoff Gameday: Pittsburgh Penguins & Ottawa Senators - Round Two, Game One

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NHL playoffs: Ottawa Senators at Pittsburgh Penguins

Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins get second round started.

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