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The 6th Sens:
If today's morning skate is any indication, Senators fans will probably get a chance to watch uber prospect Mark Stone to play in his first National Hockey League game tonight. Since the 1987-88 season, only 40 teenagers have played in the postseason. Should Stone play, he will be the first teeanage player to make his NHL debut in the playoffs since Jarome Iginla did it back on April 23rd, 1996. In fact, during this timeframe, he'll only be the third player to make such a debut; sharing this distinction with the illustrious company of Daniel Marois and Iginla.
With all of the added attention, some of it added by us, given to the Eliteserien's most valuable player Jakob Silfverberg, by comparison, the possibility that Stone could potentially play has largely gone under the radar in the nation's capital. That's not to say that he hasn't had an impressive 2011/12 campaign, he has. Playing for the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings, Stone amassed impressive tot...
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"I'm now a very emotional Sens fan." This is the message I received from Jakob Silfverberg's older sister last night, at 4 a.m. Swedish time. It’s safe to say that the focus of the Silfverberg family has quickly shifted from the Brynäs playoff run to that of the Ottawa Senators. Same goes for the most interesting person in that family (apologies to former SEL...
Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson skated Saturday and is making "progress," according to team head coach Paul MacLean.
Alfredsson has been sidelined for the past two games of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the New York Rangers due to a mild concussion. He did not accompany his team to New York for Saturday's Game 5.
Rangers rookie Carl Hagelin...
No penalty on the play but some of the “web talk” called it a dirty hit.
In my opinion, it may have been a little late, but holding off until a better view becomes available.
Besides a one-way ticket to North America, the only other thing that Senators prospect Jakob Silfverberg will buying soon is a bigger cabinet to house his Swedish Elite League (SEL) hardware. After being recognized as the SEL's most valuable player and youngest since Peter Forsberg, you can now add SEL playoff MVP and champion to his resume. It's quite the list of accomplishments...
Ottawa spent the first four games of its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the New York Rangers playing from behind, but on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden the Senators finally decided enough was enough.
The No. 8 seed Sens flipped the script and scored early, then held on for the final two periods, earning a hard-fought 2-0 win over the top-seeded Rangers and...
News this morning broke that Chris Neil would not have a hearing –thus no suspension– for his hit on Brian Boyle that knocked the Rangers most dominant skater in this series* out of the game (and likely season) with a concussion. The hit (video below) had Boyle looking down at the puck while skating over the middle, and Neil specifically seeking him out ad delivering the hit...
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After a 2-0 shutout victory in Madison Square Garden, the Ottawa Senators have effectively pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination. An eight seed about to drop the pride of the Eastern Conference in the first-round? Pretty newsworthy. And yet, the lead in the Sunday papers has shifted from the potential upset to a controversial...
Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson did not accompany his team to New York for Saturday's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series verus the Rangers.
Alfredsson, who has missed the last two contests with a mild concussion, did not participate in practice on Friday.
Rangers rookie Carl Hagelin will serve the final contest of his three-game suspension after...
Much to the chagrin of the insufferable John Tortorella, Chris Neil will not face any supplementary discipline for his hit to New York Rangers forward Brian Boyle. In his post-game press conference last night, Torts drew parallels between Neil's hit and the Raffi Torres hit on Marian Hossa; even going so far as to say that Boyle had sustained a concussion and that the NHL has...
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The Ottawa Senators are en route to New York City to take on the New York Rangers in a pivotal game five, but they'll once again have to do so without the services of long-time captain Daniel Alfredsson.
Alfredsson - who suffered a concussion from a head shot via Carl Hagelin in game two - has not played in a game since. The captain...
This was from yesterday's Rangers and Senators game. Very nice check by the former Wisconsin Badger and Rangers forward Derek Stepan on the Senators forward and tough guy Chris Neil. It's a text book body check.
Chris Neil will not meet the Shanahammer
Anderson Blanks Rangers, Ottawa Takes Series Lead
Kyle Turris helps Sens tie series...
Update, 10:44 a.m.:#SNPlayoffs. #Sens Neil will not face any supplemental discipline for his hit on #Rangers Brian Boyle and will be in the line up for game 6— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) April 22, 2012
...apparently the NHL not only favors star players when it comes to suspensions (see Shea Weber), it now includes players from Canadian teams. NHL once again bowing to pressure from...
This is the hit that has everyone
buzzing tonight. Senators tough guy Chris Neil hit the Rangers forward Brian Boyle with
this hard hit. Rangers head coach John Tortorella was unhappy with the check after the game
and said that Boyle is concussed.
The Ottawa Senators beat the New York Rangers 2-0, giving them a 3-2 series lead.
Jason Spezza had the only goals of the night, here is his game winner.