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The Ottawa Senators are pretty happy that they're advancing to the second round. Perhaps they are all a bit too excited as the team's official Twitter account proudly claimed that they are the first team to advance to the second round of the playoffs. There's just one problem - San Jose advanced to the second round by sweeping the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. That was two days ago. Maybe the team's Twitter was trying to say they are the first to advance from the Eastern Conference. Maybe all of the excitement got to someone's head and they blocked out what happened a couple days ago. Either way, congratulations to Ottawa for moving on and at least this blunder was a fairly minor one in the scheme of things. [follow]
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The Ottawa Senators walked away with bragging rights to one of the ugliest series in recent NHL history.
Ottawa steamrolled into the conference semifinals with a 6-1 beatdown over Montreal on Thursday.
Despite the bad blood that consistently bubbled over, Montreal was not on Ottawa’s level.
The Canadiens were taken down in five games after being outgunned a cumulative total...
There's never been a set timeline for the return of Ottawa Senators star center Jason Spezza after his back surgery in January, but it appears that the club could be getting him back for their Round 2 matchup (against a to-be-determined foe). According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, Sens GM Bryan Murray has confirmed that Spezza is practicing with a group called the ...
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The Ottawa Senators earned themselves a day off after a five-goal, series-clinching victory in Montreal on Thursday night.
But, that didn't stop Ottawa GM Bryan Murray from creating quite the buzz on the Team 1200 late Friday morning.
Jason Spezza, out of commission since late-January, has finally returned to competitive skating...
Hey, mom, look at me.
That's how Ottawa coach Paul MacLean felt after his Senators eliminated Montreal with a 6-1 victory Thursday night for a 4-1 series win.
''We just beat the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs,'' MacLean said. ''I mean, to me that's huge. I'm going to call my mom and say we finally beat her team.''
by Eli Epstein, TiqIQ
If teams hadn’t gotten the point yet, they’re certainly getting it now: Don’t doubt the Ottawa Senators, at any cost. Montreal is learning this lesson the hard way. Through four games, the historic Habs are down three games to one to a team that was discarded as a hodgepodge of minor league have-nots during the regular season and then again as cobbled...
The Ottawa Senators are on the brink of advancing in the NHL playoffs, yet according to coach Paul MacLean they are fearful.
The Senators have a 3-1 lead over the archrival Canadiens heading into Game 5 Thursday night in Montreal. MacLean has done his best to deflect attention from his players during the emotional series, and Wednesday afternoon was no different.
MacLean is doing...
With a stirring comeback victory, the Ottawa Senators defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 (OT) in the Eastern Conference playoffs Tuesday in Ottawa to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. Kyle Turris' shot from the sideboards at 2:32 in overtime slid past Canadiens backup goaltender Peter Budaj to give the Senators an improbable win -- where they rallied from a 2-0 deficit in...
It's somewhat unbelievable that the Ottawa Senators drew an opponent in the playoffs that seems to have suffered identical malaise to what they faced all season. They persevered. Can the Canadiens?
The Habs begin their quest to take three straight elimination games from a team that seems destined to beat them. Despite efforts that merited better results, the Habs are in a...
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The Ottawa Senators have a chance to eliminate the Montreal Canadiens and advance into round two on Thursday night. but Paul MacLean isn't counting his chickens before they hatch.
Said MacLean on Wednesday:
"We're scared to death. I know I am. We know it's going to be really hard. Tomorrow is going to be a hard game...
Coaches often preach that the process matters just as much as the result. The Ottawa Senators are more focused on the latter, as they move on to greener pastures of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but for the Montreal Canadiens, the process they undertook since January set them ahead in their plans to build a Stanley Cup contender.
Michel Therrien took the Habs from 15th to 2nd place...