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The 6th Sens:
Producing 13 shots at home is never going to help you with a metric dependent on shot attempts. So while last night's game was particularly poor and not really representative, the trend of the graph is clear.
With Karlsson the Senators were taking 53.0% of the shot attempts in score close situations, the past 19 games without Karlsson they've been taking 47.5%. League wide they've fallen from 7th to 18th.
Replace an Erik Karlsson with an Eric Gryba and your team is going to have the puck a lot less.
I'm not predicting doom and gloom for the team, they're comfortably in a playoff position and their schedule down the stretch isn't exactly filled with world beaters. That MacLean has held things together with this roster and continued to bank points is a huge credit to him, and the goaltending.
But once they're in the postseason I'd certainly like their chances better if they were the team more than not putting up the most shots. A healthy...
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The Bruins made a peculiar move on Wednesday afternoon around the waiver wire.
According to reports, the B’s claimed forward Kaspars Daugavins off waivers after the Senators put the 24-year-old on waivers on Monday. Daugavins will be a restricted free agent at the end of this season, and he’s making just $635,000 this season, according to CapGeek.com.
Daugavins is no stranger...
Mika Zibanejad scored the winner in the shootout to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday.
Chris Phillips and Colin Greening also scored for the Senators, who got 32 saves from Ben Bishop. Captain Daniel Alfredsson also scored in the shootout for Ottawa.
Andrei Loktionov and Marek Zidlicky scored for the Devils as Martin Brodeur faced 14 shots...
I think it's safe to say that if David Dziurzynski had not been knocked out March 6 vs Toronto, Kaspars Daugavins would not have been waived yesterday. But instead we saw a reactionary trade for Matt Kassian, and a useful depth player waived and then claimed by a superior team.
AJ Jakubec suggested yesterday afternoon that the reasoning behind the waiving was a complaint...
The Bruins made a surprise pickup on Wednesday when they added former Senator Kaspars Daugavins (yes, that Kaspars Daugavins) after claiming him off of waivers. The Senators placed the 24-year-old forward on waivers on Monday.
It’s a low-risk, cheap move by B’s GM Peter Chiarelli that has the potential to give the Bruins roster a bit more depth on the bottom half. Daugavins...
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Win or lose, the Ottawa Senators aren't generally a team that gets out-played over sixty minutes. A handy chart showing Ottawa's shot plus-minus for every single game through March 25th kind of illustrates this -- aside from a game in Montreal two weeks ago, Ottawa's generally either been (a) the better team; or (b) a coin-flip...
The Boston Bruins have claimed Kaspars Daugavins off waivers from the Ottawa Senators.
Wednesday's move came after Daugavins played 19 games with the Senators this season with one goal and two assists. In 85 career games since being drafted by the Senators in the third round in 2006, the forward has six goals and eight assists.
In a shootout against the Bruins on March 11,...
#Sens to place Kaspars Daugavins on waivers today
— Jay Grossman (@Jay_Grossman) March 26, 2013
For those of you who are familiar with our podcasts, you'll know that Jay Grossman is Kaspars Daugavins' agent.
The timing of the news is some level isn't that surprising considering Daugavins essentially played one of his best games of the season last week versus...
Different game, similar results.
Despite outshooting the Ottawa Senators by a significant margin in Monday night's 3-2 shootout loss, the New Jersey Devils were held to two goals or less for the fifth time in their last six games and fell short as a result.
- I thought the Devils played one of their best games of the season against the Senators. Ottawa is...
Goaltender Craig Anderson is close to playing for the first time since the Ottawa Senators last hosted the New York Rangers, but there may be no rush the way Ben Bishop and Robin Lehner have performed.
One of those two will be in net Thursday night when the Senators go for their first season sweep of the Rangers in a decade.
Anderson, the league leader with a 1.49 goals-against...
Match-up - New Jersey Devils (14-11-6) @ Ottawa Senators (17-9-6)
Road/Home records - 5-6-4 -------------- 11-2-3
TV - MSG Plus, SNET-East, TVA
Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET
Season series - Ottawa leads 1-0
Last 10: Devils 5-4-1 / Senators 5-2-3
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Ben Bishop (OTT)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Ottawa - 2...