Found April 22, 2013 on The Pensblog:
PLAYERS: Chris Neil
TEAMS: Ottawa Senators
Typical Chris Neil. Neil was given a charging penalty on the play.

Senators’ Chris Neil destroys Penguins’ Simon Despres

Halfway through the second period of the Ottawa Senators-Pittsburgh Penguins game on Monday night, Senators forward Chris Neil absolutely obliterated Penguins defenseman Simon Despres.  Neil was given a two-minute minor for charging on the play, despite the fact that he glided right into Despres.  The only reason this was called a penalty was because of the magnitude of the hit...

(Video) Chris Neil steamrolls Simon Despres

Senators forward Chris Neil absolutely steamsrolls Penguins defenseman Simon Despres. Neil was given a charging minor on the play.

I NOW Consider Sergei Gonchar A Hall Of Famer

I try to monitor what time in a player's career he becomes a clear Hall of Famer.  At what point is he a Hall of Fame player regardless of what happens in the rest of his career?  I think Sergei Gonchar has passed that point. Gonchar has been one of the better defencemen in the league for well over a decade.  He has never been the best defenceman in the league but he was...

How do high shooting percentage teams perform in playoffs?

With the win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night the Leafs have made the playoffs for the first time since the 2003-04 season and they are doing it largely on the backs of an elevated shooting percentage which currently sits at a lofty 10.52% (5v5 only). Here are all the teams with a 5v5 [...]The post How do high shooting percentage teams perform in playoffs? appeared first...

No PanIkea: Erik Karlsson's Return Is Close

  There was a point in this NHL season in which things looked bleaker than Ilya Zubov’s future with the Ottawa Senators organization. When Erik Karlsson joined Jason Spezza on the IR, fans in this city started writing this team off like we had time-warped back to 1994. Fortunately for the organization however, supplementary players like Pat Elynuik were not walking through...

Game 45: Penguins-Senators Recap

The Ottawa Senators were the team with something to play for but you would have never known it by their approach to the game. This contest was just weird. Everything about it. Even down to the pregame. Matt Cooke told an Ottawa reporter that he had no balls so the guy decided to write a…

Will Matt Cooke Have A Target On His Back Tonight In Ottawa?

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, But despite his pleas of innocence afterwards, Cooke has twice been suspended for hits to the head, and he did end the career of Boston Bruins centre (and Orleans native) Marc Savard. He has said he's changed his ways, but not everybody is convinced. In fact, most still see him as one of the sneakiest and dirtiest players in the league...

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 45 - Ottawa Senators

Pittsburgh Penguins (34-10-0) @ Ottawa Senators (23-15-6) ROOT, SNET-E, TVA, 7:30 pm/et Hell's Kitchen - Kanata, ON Hopefully tonight's contest resembles a hockey game and not the bizarre sideshow that the Ottawa Senators and many of their fans want it to be. We doubt it though. We put the over/under on staged fights at three. Place your bets. Also...

Battle of Ontario

  The rivalry between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs is an interesting one. Considered by some to be the most intense in the NHL. On ice, the rivalry has been lackluster for years, though it’s a little different amongst fans. Ask a Leaf fan what team they hate more than anyone, and most [...]

Game 45: Penguins-Senators Preview

Everything is locked up for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Meanwhile, the Ottawa Senators have yet to clinch a playoff spot. Though it’s likely that they will and the biggest thing to decide for them is their seeding. There is a good possibility they could be the Pens’ first round opponent. The lineup for the Penguins is…
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