Found February 07, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- The Ottawa Senators (6-3-1) have come out of the gate strong, thanks largely to an impressive record (4-0-1) on home-ice to start the year. On Thursday, they'll be tested again at Scotiabank Place, this time by a Carolina Hurricanes team that's already bested them once this season. When Ottawa and Carolina met one week ago at PNC Arena, goaltenders C...

Senators' Spezza: back surgery was only option

Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza said having back surgery for a herniated disk was the only way he was going to feel better. ''It was really bad,'' he said. ''It got to the point where there was no way I was going to be able to play, so it makes it frustrating. ''But there wasn't really an option once we got down to it.'' The 29-year...

Borowiecki Returned To Bingo

Via the Sens release: "The Ottawa Senators today re-assigned defenceman Mark Borowiecki to the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators." While I thought Boro had played solid in his short stint (and I loved that hit on Malkin), among the Bingo D call-ups he was averaging the least TOI per game (12:59). With Lundin returning it was only...

Travis Yost: Erik Karlsson / Marc Methot Pairing Dominating Competition

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- It's rather unfortunate that the Ottawa Senators dropped last night's game in extra-time. Unlike last week's tilt in Raleigh, the Senators pretty-much pulverized the Hurricanes for sixty minutes and change on Thursday. Cam Ward was spectacular, but it still must pain the coaching staff and team in general to leave a point behind...

Hurricanes-Senators Preview

The Ottawa Senators survived a rare sub-par performance from goalie Craig Anderson in their last game to continue their winning ways at home. The Carolina Hurricanes, though, may threaten their streak now that it appears their starting netminder has returned to his elite form. The Senators will try to win their fourth straight on their home ice on Thursday night when they host...

Travis Yost: Cam Ward Steals One in Ottawa

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- The Ottawa Senators looked as good as they have all season, launching forty-seven shots in the direction of Carolina Hurricanes netminder Cam Ward. And, on most every quality chance Thursday night, Ward turned 'em away, stealing two big points the hard-way for his team in the process. Carolina 3, Ottawa 2 [OT]. For the majority...

Thursday News & Notes

With the clock winding down and and the visiting Buffalo Sabres pressing with an extra attacker, Jakob Silfverberg was one of the players Paul MacLean called upon to preserve Ottawa’s one goal lead. As Buffalo worked the puck back to the point and fired, Silfverberg was struck on his left hand. Although he eventually got back up, picked up his stick and finished his shift,...

Travis Yost: Buffalo/Ottawa Zone Exit Data

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- The first-period of last night's game between the Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres was quite interesting. It was probably the only twenty-minute window that wasn't directly influenced by score effects, and as such, provided us with a healthy amount of relevant data. Perhaps the most noticeable difference between the two sides...

Top Defenceman So Far

It's early in the season (and some teams are almost a quarter of the way through the season) and I have yet to pick a top defenceman so far this season.  This is because there has yet to be a clear front runner.  Today I make my first pick of Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators.  He was last season's Norris Trophy winner and is picking up where he left off.  He is...
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