Found October 31, 2013 on
The 6th Sens:
San Jose Sharks
News and Line Combination Notes
Before unveiling some bizarre line combinations, the Ottawa Senators announced that Jean-Gabriel Pageau had been returned to the Binghamton Senators this morning.
The demotion should not come as a surprise. The financially strapped Sens were carrying a 23-man roster and thanks to an undisclosed injury, Pageau missed three games before stepping back into the lineup for Ottawa’s October 27th game versus the San Jose Sharks – in which he was largely ineffective, finishing the game with one shot on goal and a -2 plus/minus rating in 10:35 of ice-time.
As a player who thrived late last season and in the postseason versus Montreal, Pageau’s play (like most of his teammates, actually) left something to be desired. Of particular concern was his inability to win faceoffs – his 30.9% success rate is the worst rate in the NHL for players who took more than 20 draws – and it negatively affected his and his linemates’ ability gain possession of the puc...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Ottawa Senators have sent Jean-Gabriel Pageau to Binghamton of the AHL.
The 20-year-old centre had one goal and a minus-3 rating in eight games so far this season. In 17 career regular-season NHL games, Pageau has three goals and two assists.
It is yet another move from the Senators, who are off to a disappointing 4-6-2 start. Last week Ottawa recalled forward Mika Zibanejad...
Even by a tough guy’s standards, the face of Senators winger Chris Neil has had a hellish month.
There was that errant puck that broke his nose and blackened his eye during a game in Los Angeles Oct. 9, then an elbow to the battered beak last week in Detroit.
On Sunday at home against the San Jose Sharks, as Neil was driving to the net late in the game, the stick of Zack Smith...
Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter!
DEMOTED: Jean-Gabriel Pageau, to AHL Binghamton. Pageau's scoring luck ran dry to start the season, and he wasn't able to get the job done in a bit more of a defensive-minded role skating alongside Matt Kassian and Erik Condra. Pageau, for now, appears to have been beaten out by another Binghamton centerman in Derek Grant, predominantly...
Damien Cox of The Spin with one of ten thoughts,,,
The Sens have lost four out of five, but it's the way they're losing games that a bit shocking.
They're the only team in the NHL that is giving up more shots per game than the Leafs. Last year, with injuries with to Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson, they were the NHL's hardest working team, and among the most...
Blame a difficult schedule riddled with long travel and elite opponents. Blame goaltending that's no longer superlative. Blame a number of Ottawa's players for not transitioning seamlessly back into the lineup following their respective returns from major injury.
Whatever the case, the struggles of the Ottawa Senators were visibly present to anyone watching their games...
Frans Neilsen scored the tying goal in the third period and then netted the only goal of the shootout as the New York Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 on Friday night.
Neilsen moved in on goalie Robin Lehner and put a backhand in on the Islanders' second and last shot of the shootout.
The Islanders (5-5-3) outshot the Senators 57-31 and got goals from Matt Martin, John...
Frans Nielsen scored the tying goal in the third period and then netted the only goal of the shootout as the New York Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 on Friday night.
Nielsen moved in on goalie Robin Lehner and put a backhand in on the Islanders' second and last shot of the shootout.
The Islanders (5-5-3) outshot the Senators 57-31 through overtime and got goals from...
As we regroup from last night’s blown lead that resulted in another loss for the Senators and brace ourselves for the possibility that this team may not be as close we hope to turning around their season, knowing that the Senators have put the month of October behind them and are moving on to an easier stretch of games.
For as painful as it has been to watch at times, the team’s...
As I flipped channels last night between game six of the World Series and the Leafs versus Flames game on TSN, I made a comment on Twitter after watching Mayson Raymond score his fifth goal of the season six minutes into the third period giving Toronto a 3-1 lead. Ultimately, the goal would wind up being the game winner.
Why sign Colin Greening to a $2.6 M per year extension...
The New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators are struggling to stop opponents.
Friday night's contest in Ottawa could be a high-scoring affair as New York seeks just its second win in seven meetings.
Both have lost four of five, with the Islanders (4-5-3) allowing at least three goals in each and the Senators (4-6-2) surrendering 11 goals over back-to-back losses. Each club permits...