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Binghamton, NY, March 8, 2013 – Nathan Lawson made 34 saves for his first shutout of the season, and Fredrik Claesson’s goal only 56 seconds into the game turned out to be the winner, as the Binghamton Senators defeated the Connecticut Whale 3-0 Friday night at the Broome County Arena.
The loss dropped the Whale (27-24-5-3, 62 pts.) into a tie with the Manchester Monarchs for the eighth-and-final playoff spot in the AHL’s Eastern Conference.
“I thought the effort was wanting in some areas,” Whale head coach Ken Gernander said. “I thought we were slow with our decision-making, we didn’t get enough pucks deep and have a willingness to forecheck, so consequently we didn’t generate much offense, despite  shots.”
Chris Wideman also scored for Binghamton, and Wacey Hamilton added an empty-net goal. Cam Talbot made 35 saves in the Whale net.
Claesson’s goal at the 56-second mark of the first period was his second of his rookie season. Jean-Gabriel Pageau worked the p...
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Jakob Silfverberg broke a tie with 4:41 left, and the Ottawa Senators snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the New York Rangers, 3-2, on Friday night.
Silfverberg got a rebound of defenseman Eric Gryba's shot and put it past Henrik Lundqvist for his fourth goal of the season. Zack Smith and Patrick Wiercioch scored in the first period, defenseman Sergei Gonchar had two...
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When asked what it is about Madison Square Garden that endears itself to the Ottawa Senators, captain Daniel Alfredsson simply replied, "New York City."
On Friday night, Ottawa headed to the World's Most Famous Arena and did what they always do -- handed the New York Rangers a tough home-loss. With the 3-2 victory, Ottawa...
Craig Custance revealed his rankings for ESPN Insider (behind a paywall) for the top 20 potential rental players for this year’s NHL Trade Deadline.
He prefaced the rankings list by acknowledging that the congested NHL standings means a greater likelihood that there will be less trade activity this season.
From an Ottawa Senators perspective, two players made the...
The Senators played the Rangers tough, as per usual. After the Sens opened up a 2-0 lead, the Rangers showed their grittiness and their willingness to fight back as they tied the game before the first period ended. But in the end, the Sens showed why they are still a playoff team despite being without three of their top players. On to the goals:
Lady luck is mean sometimes.
All but five periods in the second quarter of the season were played without Erik Karlsson, and if you've been watching the games you don't need me to tell you the team looks different now. Shots against have gone up, and the Senators have struggled to create offensive chances for long stretches. Nevertheless the team has stayed in games and picked up points in ones they...
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), to complete their back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 12-8-2 (26 pts). The Rangers [...]
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The Ottawa Senators haven't exactly fared well on the current road trip, winless (0-2-2) in four chances against Eastern Conference foes. They'll have a chance to salvage what's left on Friday night, taking on John Tortorella's New York Rangers club at Madison Square Garden.
Ottawa and New York will meet for the second...
I think a lot of credit needs to be given to the Ottawa Senators, who have played very well despite a slew of injuries and continued that trend tonight. They have enough young talent to step in and play a competitive game.
Of course, the Rangers still have superior talent and should be on the right end of a result at home against a young, injured team like this. Still, I don...
The New York Rangers (12-8-2) host the Ottawa Senators (12-8-4) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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In a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference quarterfinals, won by the New York Rangers in seven hard fought games, the Rangers and Ottawa Senators met up at Madison Square Garden, where the Sens have dominated in recent years. Ottawa came in having won five straight regular season games at the Garden with an astounding 11-1-1 [...]