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To say that Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean kept things brief after his team was manhandled in a 7-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday would an understatement
MacLean did not take questions from the assembled media after the game, instead issuing one quick statement before walking away from the podium in a news conference that lasted all of 20 seconds.
“I think everything’s right here,” MacLean said, pointing to the game notes. “It’s 7-3. See you in Pittsburgh. We’re going to Pittsburgh, and we’re coming to play. Have a good night.”
Check it out for yourself in the video below.
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Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson isn’t giving up hope just yet, but he certainly knows it won’t be tough for his team to come back in their series with the Penguins.
Alfredsson made news following Game 4 on Wednesday night when he replied with “probably not” after being asked whether or not he thought the Senators could come back and win after being down 3-1 with a 7-3...
Wow. This is more than a little awkward. As a hockey player and as a captain, I always assumed it would be impossible to criticize Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson. He's the prototypical perfect hockey player, a great team guy... and he just completely threw his whole squad under the bus.
When asked in a media scrum after the Senators' 7-3 loss to the Pittsburgh...
The Ottawa Senators had the opportunity to pull even with the top-seeded Penguins on Wednesday, but they were instead handed a demoralizing 7-3 loss on their home ice.
The rout gave Pittsburgh a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals, raising the question of whether or not the Sens have a chance to come back against a high-flying Penguins squad led by the NHL’s...
Oh hey look Alfie said he his statements about "probably not coming coming back," were taken out of context. [ NESN ]
Alfredsson did say, however, that he wasn’t ready to give up on the team. He reiterated that Thursday, just a few hours after making the postgame comments. “There’s no denying we’re in tough,” Alfredsson said, according to NHL.com’s Arpon...
The Ottawa Senators got lucky to win Game 3 of the best-of-seven series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in double overtime after their goalie Craig Anderson put on a show facing 50 shots and still winning the game. In Wednesday night's Game 4, the team representing Canada's capital failed to capitalize on the momentum they had from such an inspiring performance. The Pittsburgh...
As sports fans we all love to see a player or coach’s obnoxious post game interview. We all have the Jim Mora “Playoffs!?!” sound bite in our heads every time we hear the word playoffs. There are over the top rants and then there are ones that are justified. Last night’s post game conference was justified. Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean was frustrated with after...
From Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen:
Honoured by the Hockey Hall of Fame with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 2001, Lange is an icon in the Steel City, following in the big footprints of Bob Prince, who was the voice of the Pirates for 28 years, and Myron Cope, the colour commentator on Steelers’ radio broadcasts for 25 years.
Lange is so ingrained as the city’s...
So top ten things you don't want to hear from your captain after a tough loss? This is all ten:
Alfie when asked if they can come back. "Probably not. They have too much depth." #Sens
— Erin Nicks (@erinnicks) May 23, 2013
Let me qualify what I mean by the best news conference ever. It wasn't a ridiculous kind of conference where someone starting shouting he was a man or about the playoffs or any of a number of epic rants that we've enjoyed over the years.
No, this is one that if I was a player for this team or a fan I'd be so pumped up for the next game. Imagine the way you feel every...
After having their series lead cut in half by a stunning 2 to 1 overtime victory by the Senators Sunday evening, the Penguins were looking to rebound with a decisive victory and take a third game in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semi-Final. Ottawa, riding the momentum of both the victory and home ice advantage, was looking to tie the series at a two apiece.
Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson isn't quite ready for the traditional season-ending handshake.
Yet he knows if the Senators can't find a way to slow down slow down the Pittsburgh Penguins, it's coming soon.
The Penguins grabbed a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals with a 7-3 rout on Wednesday night, leading Alfredsson to offer Ottawa...
Mark Stone may draw into the lineup for Cory Conacher tonight. The switch won't be finalized until game time.
— Ottawa Senators (@NHL_Sens) May 22, 2013
As this move was rumoured earlier this morning Graeme was quick to remind that - MacLean isn't afraid to tinker with a winning lineup (see Silf's insertion after Game 5 last spring). Now Conacher's become...
By Matthew Feuerman of TiqIQ,
Following a 7-3 loss at the hands (or should we say flippers) of the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night, the Ottawa Senators are on their last leg, down 3-1 to arguably the NHL’s top team.
Has the Senators’ luck run out, or did they simply run into an unstoppable force they couldn’t overpower with grit, hustle and focus, similar to how...