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OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators were led by their oldest and youngest Swedes as they defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 Wednesday night at a packed Scotiabank Place. Second-period power-play goals 1:58 apart by Daniel Alfredsson and Mika Zibanejad broke open a tie game and sparked the Senators to the win over their closest rivals. It was the first goal of the season for the 40-year-old Alfredsson, and for the 19-year old Zibanejad, it was the first goal of his NHL career. Both came with Montreal's Ryan White serving a double minor after he was nailed for roughing and then arguing the call. Tomas Plekanec opened the scoring for Montreal early in the first period, but Senators goalie Craig Anderson put on another scintillating performance after that. Anderson, who has the NHL's best goals-against-average, improved his record to 5-0-1 by turning back 31 shots. His most impressive stops came in the third period -- two off Brandon Prust and one off Erik Cole -- when the ...
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Ottawa Senators star Jason Spezza will miss two months after having back surgery to repair a herniated disc, general manager Bryan Murray announced at a press conference today.
"I can't give you a time frame (on Spezza's return) simply because until the surgery and rehab starts we won't know the total extent," said Murray. "We are hoping that he gets back...
Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza will undergo back surgery and is out indefinitely, general manager Bryan Murray said in a press conference on Thursday. The procedure, which will address a herniated disc in Spezza's back, is schedule to take place on Friday in Toronto. The first-line center suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He had missed...
Daniel Alfredsson scored his first goal of the season and the Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 on Wednesday night.
Jim O'Brien, Mika Zibanejad, Chris Phillips and Chris Neil also scored for the Senators, and Craig Anderson had 31 saves in his 300th career game.
Tomas Plekanec scored for Montreal, which had won four straight. Peter Budaj made 22 stops in his season...
The Ottawa Senators improved to 5-1-1 on Wednesday night, but they found out Thursday they may be without their top center for possibly the rest of the season.
Ottawa general manager Bryan Murray announced Thursday that Jason Spezza, who has a history of back problems, is out indefinitely with another back issue. The center will undergo surgery Friday to repair a herniated disc in...
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Jason Spezza's injury status will hang over Tuesday and Wednesday wins like a dark cloud, but for the second-time in as many nights, the Ottawa Senators took care of the opposition on home-ice -- this time, in quite the one-sided affair.
Mika Zibanejad scored his first professional goal, Colin Greening, Zack Smith, and Andre Benoit...
Jason Spezza might be one of the first major injury casualties of the 2013 season. The Ottawa Senators forward will require back surgery to fix a herniated disc he was believed to have injured at some point during the team's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 27th.
Currently, there's no time frame set for Spezza's return, but it's believed he will...
Jason Spezza is still being evaluated by doctors and will not play tonight vs MTL.
— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) January 30, 2013
No one is saying explicitly what's going on with Spezza and the "upper-body injury" which has kept him off the ice since Sunday. But when Jason was spotted yesterday en route to Toronto purportedly to see a specialist, well conclusions...
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Heading into the second intermission, the Ottawa Senators -- save one absolute gorgeous rush from their fourth-line -- had played arguably the worst hockey of the season. And, Jason Spezza's injury certainly didn't help matters any. Staring down a 2-1 deficit, I'd like to imagine Paul MacLean threw a thing or seven to get...
The cone of silence in the organization surrounding Jason Spezza's condition was lifted this morning.
Bryan Murray announced that Spezza is scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a herniated disc. Murray was hopeful it wouldn't be the end of his season and that Jason could return late in the regular season, or for the playoffs.
It should be noted, Spezza underwent...
After two consecutive losses, Senators head coach Paul MacLean joined Team 1200's In the Box yesterday morning. The 'Stache hits on a number of important topics including Craig Anderson's play, his trepidation in dressing Borowiecki and Wiercioch in the same lineup and the ol' three-legged stool.
Like in any other interview, MacLean touched on a few things that...
Balanced production has the Ottawa Senators off to a strong start, and they may need it to continue for some time.
With top center Jason Spezza out indefinitely, the Senators try for a third consecutive victory overall and some rare road success against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.
Ottawa (5-1-1) ranks among the NHL leaders with 24 goals and it's gotten that production...
Yesterday the Senators announced a Mika Zibanejad recall from Binghamton.
At first glance, the news is surprising in the sense that when looking at his cumulative body of work this season; injuries and inconsistent production have plagued the young Swedish center. In fact, they contributed to why the Senators did not extend him an invitation to their abbreviated training camp...