Found January 29, 2013 on
The 6th Sens:
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.
So although he only has four goals and eleven points in 23 games, since returning to the Binghamton lineup on January 12th, he has three goals, four points, 26 shots, and is a +6 in seven games.
Is this recent stretch of good play indicative of just how important the organization views points in this 48-game schedule?
It sure seems that way.
I’m not sure whether Daniel Alfredsson’s absence (due to the flu) necessitated putting a recuperating Guillaume Latendresse (undisclosed lower-body injury) back into the lineup on Sunday, but should either player continue to miss games in the interim,...
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Mika Zibanejad was called up by the Ottawa Senators on Monday.
The Senators' first selection, sixth overall, at the 2011 draft, was in Ottawa enjoying a few days off due to the American Hockey League All-Star break when he received a call saying the Senators wanted him at practice.
''I got the call this morning so it was nice,'' Zibanejad said. ''It...
OTTAWA -- It took the Ottawa Senators less than 20 minutes to undo all they had done wrong previously Tuesday night against the Washington Capitals. From a momentum-generating goal scored by their fourth line at 18:37 of the second period, to the game-winning power-play shot off the stick of veteran Sergei Gonchar at 17:30 of the third, they also changed the way they were trending...
Sergei Gonchar scored on the power play with 2:30 left in regulation as the Ottawa Senators battled back from a sluggish start to defeat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Tuesday.
Jim O'Brien and Milan Michalek also scored for the Senators (4-1-1), who got 31 saves from Craig Anderson.
Troy Brouwer and Matt Hendricks scored for the Capitals (1-4-1). Michal Neuvirth stopped 24...
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...
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Evgeni Malkin's shootout goal was the difference as the Pittsburgh Penguins ended their two-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators Sunday at Scotiabank Place. Senators goalie Craig Anderson, who had allowed three goals in nine periods leading up to the shootout, couldn't make a save in the tie-breaking procedure, as James Neal...
OTTAWA, Ontario -- The offensively dynamic Pittsburgh Penguins stopped their losing skid at two by playing a stellar defensive game Sunday. And they did so with a depleted blue line. Marc-Andre Fleury matched Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson save-for-save through 65 minutes -- then made one more stop than his opposite number in the shootout -- as the Penguins left Scotiabank...
Michal Neuvirth brings a great run of form into tonight's game. (Clydeorama)
The Washington Capitals are in Ottawa, Ontario this evening to take on the Senators in their sixth game of the 2013 campaign. The Capitals, who are 1-3-1, picked up their first win of the season Sunday afternoon and are 4th in the Southeast Division and 14th in the Eastern Conference with 3 standings...
The Senators and Tom Chorske use to employ a Buddha for luck. Tonight, the Sens just need a Budaj.
On the power play, Mika Zibanejad scored his first career NHL goal -- with assists to Colin Greening and Andre Benoit -- at 9:25 of the second period to give the Senators a 3-1 lead. Colin Greening was the one to grab the puck as a souvenir, it's the best instance of puck...
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...