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New England Sports React:
After a wild day of hockey yesterday, the Capitals jumped up to the number seven seed and will play the Bruins in the first round. For the last month it looked like the Bruins would be playing the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the 2012 playoffs, but after Ottawa’s loss yesterday and wins by both the Panthers and Capitals that all changed. Now the Bruins will have to face an opponent that I think is much tougher to beat than the Senators. Boston won only one game this year against Washington, but the playoffs are a whole knew season. I still believe the Bruins will win this series, but it will probably take six or seven games. Hopefully they can do it and continues the hunt for another Stanley Cup.
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In a playoff preview at USA Today, Kevin Allen gives this Rangers game plan for dealing with Senators All Star defenseman Erik Karlsson..."But the Rangers are a gritty, hard-nosed team and they are going to test Karlsson with greater purpose than any opponent has to date. They will undoubtedly punish him for carrying the puck. He is 21, and he weighs 180 pounds. Although Karlsson...
Don Brennan at the Ottawa Sun reports on the Senators success at Madison Square Garden..."In the all-time series between the two teams, the Senators are 23-13-0-1 at MSG — 11-2 since the lockout and 14-3 in their last 17 visits."Here's Daniel Alfredsson on the Senators game plan going into the series..."We're going to go in and give it everything we have...
When the final buzzer ended another NHL regular season last night, the Rangers found themselves surprisingly matched-up against the Ottawa Senators.While the Senators present a tough match-up for the Rangers with players such as Spezza, Alfredsson, Michalek and Karlsson, they might also be out for revenge as there was some bad blood between the two teams earlier this season.Back...
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For the past month, the Ottawa Senators fan base seemed resigned to a near-mathematical certainty. The defending Stanley Cup champions would be their first-round draw in the 2011-2012 post-season.
After a whirlwind of turning points, starting with Ottawa's regulation loss in New Jersey, and ending with Florida's win over Carolina...
The National Hockey League released the schedule for round one of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs today, and the New York Rangers are set to get their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with the Ottawa Senators kicked off Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
Here's the complete schedule:
I will have loads of series preview material here on The Rangers Tribune later...
It's safe to assume Erik Karlsson is going to post more points than any other defenseman this season. In fact, he's a remarkable 25 points up on current runner-ups Dustin Byfuglien and Brian Campbell. The question now: where will he finish among all skaters?With 78 points on the year, Karlsson is just two shy of the all-time mark for a Swedish blueliner, set by Nicklas Lidstrom...
Just last week, Sportsnet's Ian Mendes penned an article describing how this season represented what could perhaps be the ideal situation or best circumstances under which Daniel Alfredsson could retire. Last year at this time, Alfredsson seriously contemplated retirement when he was sidelined with an injury that required season-ending surgery. At the start of this season,...
Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson has stolen most of the headlines among NHL defensemen this year, and rightfully so. He’s having an outstanding season and has run away with the scoring title for defensemen. But quietly, Chicago’s Brent Seabrook has emerged as … Continue reading →
The playoffs are finally here and this will kick-off an eight article series taking a look at every playoff match-up. What better place to start than with the New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators. New York Rangers Path To The Playoffs: This has certainly been an interesting season for the New York Rangers as [...]
With the Senators' quarterfinal matchup with the New York Rangers only three days away, general manager Bryan Murray made an appearance on today's Hockey Central panel on the Fan 590. To listen to the show, you can click here.
You can read more after the jump. As always, my thoughts are in bold.
Millard: When did you feel confident that you were going to make...
“I think I look at it as it could be my last playoffs and I’m going to treat it as such, too. Who knows if I’m playing next year (or) if we’ll get back to the playoffs—you just want to make sure you enjoy it and make the most of it.”
-Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators. More on Alfredsson from Erin Nicks at NHL.com.