Found May 15, 2013 on
This Is Getting Old:
No one really likes to admit it but a lot of things change in the NHL playoffs as compared to the regular season. Fighting virtually disappears. Teams make a conscious effort to play smarter. Power play opportunities become even more precious than they normally are. Apparently the Ottawa Senators didn’t receive that memo. Know what…
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That didn't take long. The second round just got underway and Don Cherry already said something that angered fans, specifically those supporting the Ottawa Senators. What did he say this time? He ripped on the Ottawa Senators for a variety of things outside of their play on the ice, alluding to the fact that they have some feminine qualities.
Cherry slams Daniel Alfredsson...
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The Ottawa Senators maligned power-play has been a hotbed of discussion for the length of the regular season. Some of it's a result of last year's offensive success. You know, high-water mark and all of that.
Ottawa's offense was rhythmic last year, but the power-play did lag behind a bit. For a team that averaged about...
The Ottawa Senators lost the first game of the series against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday by a score of 4-1, but according to CTV Ottawa’s Morning Live, that’s okay because the Sens are “bringing pesky back.” Fans have created a second-round playoff anthem, parodying Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back,” and turning it into “Pesky Back.” The video is both awful...
Mack – Senators Elaine – Penguins The Ottawa Senators are heading into the second round of the playoffs with tons of momentum. They beat the second seed Montreal Canadiens in game 5 with a commanding 6-1 victory to close out the series 4 to 1. The whole team contributed, but most of the help [...]
Down the homestretch of the regular season, it was looking more and more likely that the Senators were gonna find themselves in the 8 seed on a collision course with the Pens. Instead, the Sens got up to the 7 seed and have dispatched of the 2nd-seeded Canadiens easily -- very easily. And that's because the Senators weren't as advertised coming in the playoffs...
Ottawa Senators pest Chris Neil is nasty and a pain to play against, but it looks like Brooks Oprik found a way to one-up him during Game 1, which the Penguins won 4-1 at Consol Energy Center.
The Penguins defenseman gave Neil a double-cup-check during the third period. Neil's one tough dude. Brooks' first cup check actually lifts Neil off of his feet!
Orpik was all over...
via Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
While the Senators owned the Montreal Canadiens in Round 1, they found out the Penguins are going to offer a whole different challenge and if they don't get their act together quickly the stay in the post-season won't be as long as they like.
"We all know we've got to have a better effort throughout than we did (Tuesday...
The Ottawa Senators will tell you that they are going to worry about playing playoff hockey and not Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke. They will say all of the right things about being focused and not letting one person get to them. I’m not buying it. Prior to the last meeting between the Penguins and [...]
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At even-strength, the Ottawa Senators were equal -- and at some points, better -- than their second-round adversary on Tuesday night.
Special teams was another story.
The Pittsburgh Penguins power-play went to absolute work on Ottawa's vaunted [sorta..]penalty kill, getting a pair of goals from Paul Martin and Chris Kunitz.
Ottawa Senators @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Series Tied 0-0
NBCSN, CBC, RDS - 7:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Here it is: the series that the media and Eugene Melnyk so desperately wanted. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Matt Cooke, the man who absolutely-on-purpose-injured-Erik-Karlsson-and-forensic-evidence-will-prove-it-and-also-he-likes-to-talk...
Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins get second round started.
By Eli Epstein, TiqIQ
As far as upsets go, the Ottawa Senators’ surprising triumph over the Montreal Canadiens in round one of the playoffs was pretty memorable. The undermanned, unheralded squad took it to the Habs and proved that grit, determination and hustle are what win playoff hockey games, not flare and hesitation.
The Senators face an uphill battle in round two, though...