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The 6th Sens:
MacLean says Spezza won't make trip to Pittsburgh
— Brent Wallace (@tsn_wally) May 13, 2013
MacLean says the club would prefer for Spezza to stay behind and work out with Luke Richardson and the other extra players.
— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) May 13, 2013
Paul MacLean wouldn't rule out Spezza playing in Game 2. #Sens
— AJ Jakubec (@AJonSports) May 13, 2013
Having dispatched the Canadiens in an efficient 5 games, there was some hope in the intervening time between series that a certain number one center could find this way back into the lineup. Like with Cowen and Karlsson, the organization of late has been doing its best to under-promise, and the script seemed to be similar with Spezza.
1. Player resumes skating with team
2. Team downplays significance
3. Player is in the lineup hours later
Nevertheless, that MacLean isn't ruling him out of Game 2 is a positive sign, especially considering what had been months of raised exp...
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Fresh off their first-round elimination of the Montreal Canadiens, the Ottawa Senators had a familiar face back on the ice on Sunday.
No. 1 center Jason Spezza practiced with his teammates for the first time since undergoing back surgery for a herniated disk on Feb. 1 and says it was nice to take another step in his recovery.
''It's been a long process and a long season...
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...
There are many questions the Penguins need to answer going into round two against the Ottawa Senators. The biggest question is who’s going to be the goaltender that stands up in between the pipes. Will it be the playoff experienced Marc-Andre Fleury or the hot guy right now Tomas Vokoun?
We’ve put together an incredible group of writers to predict how the series...
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 [...]
No one really likes to admit it but a lot of things change in the NHL playoffs as compared to the regular season. Fighting virtually disappears. Teams make a conscious effort to play smarter. Power play opportunities become even more precious than they normally are. Apparently the Ottawa Senators didn’t receive that memo. Know what…
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...
Ottawa Senators pest Chris Neil is nasty and a pain to play against, but it looks like Brooks Oprik found a way to one-up him during Game 1, which the Penguins won 4-1 at Consol Energy Center.
The Penguins defenseman gave Neil a double-cup-check during the third period. Neil's one tough dude. Brooks' first cup check actually lifts Neil off of his feet!
Orpik was all over...
The Ottawa Senators will tell you that they are going to worry about playing playoff hockey and not Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke. They will say all of the right things about being focused and not letting one person get to them. I’m not buying it. Prior to the last meeting between the Penguins and [...]
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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.
Ottawa Senators @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Series Tied 0-0
NBCSN, CBC, RDS - 7:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Here it is: the series that the media and Eugene Melnyk so desperately wanted. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Matt Cooke, the man who absolutely-on-purpose-injured-Erik-Karlsson-and-forensic-evidence-will-prove-it-and-also-he-likes-to-talk...
As I am sure you all are aware, the Pittsburgh Penguins are set to face off against the Ottawa Senators in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. As matchups and schedules were determined late, we thought it would be a good idea to provide you with this series matchup schedule. The schedule [...]
Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins get second round started.
(1) Pittsburgh Penguins 36-12-0 vs. (7) Ottawa Senators 25-17-6
Game 1: Tuesday, May 14, 7:30pm - Ottawa @ Pittsburgh
Game 2: Friday, May 17, 7:30pm - Ottawa @ Pittsburgh
Game 3: Sunday, May 19, 7:30pm - Pittsburgh @ Ottawa
Game 4: Wednesday, May 22, 7:30pm - Pittsburgh @ Ottawa
Game 5: Friday, May 24, 7:30pm - Ottawa @ Pittsburgh*