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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 best player, Sidney Crosby. Ottawa’s captain isn’t too optimistic. “Probably not,” Daniel Alfredsson said when asked if his team can come back to win the series, according to’s Erin Nicks. “They have too much depth.” Alfredsson, who tallied a goal and an assist in 15:47 of ice time Wednesday night, said his team will not give up the fight but acknowledged that his team has struggled to gain any momentum in the series. “We don’t have much going for us right now,” he told Nicks. “Maybe that’s the way we like it.” The Senators have been outscored 16-9 over the four games, with their lone win coming

Daniel Alfredsson Says ‘Probably Not’ Comments Taken Out of Context Somewhat

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...

Daniel Alfredsson's post-game comments decidedly inappropriate

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...

Daniel Alfredsson says comments after Game 4 were taken out of context. ...

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’s Arpon...

Daniel Alfredsson is either playing mind games or he just basically gave up

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   Yikes.

Senators-Penguins Preview

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...

Ottawa Senators season all but over

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...

Senators Head Coach Paul MacLean’s Quickest Press Conference (VIDEO)

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...

Scratch his back with a hacksaw:  Penguins broadcaster Mike Lange remains an iconic hockey voice

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...

Ottawa Senators Head Coach Paul MacLean Gives Best News Conference Ever

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...

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern Conference Semi-Final: Game 4 – Penguins vs. Senators.

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.   Despite being...

Penguins Advance To Eastern Conference Finals

With a 6-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, the Pittsburgh Penguins move on to the Eastern Conference Finals.  The Senators had a tough time finding any momentum and now many will ask if Daniel Alfredsson has played his last NHL game. 

Kris Letang kneed Andre Benoit after Michalek's goal


Wednesday News & Notes

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...

TiqIQ Ticket Preview: Senators vs. Penguins

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...
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