Pierre Dorion Speaks: Coaching Staff Is Fired Press Conference

New general manager Pierre Dorion has only been on the job for a short period of time, but today he participated in his second major press conference to announce this morning that the Ottawa Senators had fired their entire coaching staff. It’s a 20+ minute press conference that is well worth your time, assuming you haven’t heard it already. To listen to the full thing, you can...
Via The 6th Sens
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Berkshrie Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Senators

BOSTON — The Bruins will close out their regular-season schedule and attempt to secure safe passage to the Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday afternoon as they host the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden. While a win is not absolutely necessary in order for Boston to earn a playoff spot — it also can do so if the Philadelphia Flyers earn one or zero points from their final two games this...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers at Senators game preview

There isn't much else to accomplish in this record-setting regular season, but the Florida Panthers don't sound like a team that's going to lie down over the final two games.Following a subdued observance of its first division title in four years, Florida looks to stay sharp with a fifth consecutive victory when it visits the Senators on Thursday night.The Panthers secured home-ice...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks: Assessing the Org, Karlsson for Norris, Erkamps and Hoffman

With the season winding down and his team set to take on the Philadelphia Flyers in a matinee game tomorrow afternoon, Ottawa Senators Bryan Murray met with the local media today to answer questions. It is the first media availability that Murray has conducted since Senators owner Eugene Melnyk promised big changes and hung head coach Dave Cameron out to dry. To listen to the full...
Via The 6th Sens
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Detroit Red Wings 4/1/2016 @ 6:30PM CST at Joe Louis Arena

Minnesota Wild (38-29-11)  87pts  5th in the Central 2.68 Goals For Per Game (15th in the NHL) 2.45 Goals Against Per Game (8th in the NHL) 19.4% Power Play (12th in the NHL) 78.9% Penalty Kill (25th in the NHL) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 17G 38A = 55pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 25G 25A = 50pts 3. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 8G 41A = 49pts 4. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 20G 23A = 43pts 5...
Via State of Hockey News
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Expansion Draft Offers Unique Opportunity For a Reboot Or Peril

ST PAUL, MN – MARCH 27: (L-R) Ryan Suter #20, Charlie Coyle #63, Zach Parise #11 and Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild celebrate the game tying goal by Suter in the final minute of the third period of the game against the Phoenix Coyotes on March 27, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Coyotes 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty...
Via State of Hockey News
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Ducks score 4 straight goals, beat Senators in OT 4-3

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Rickard Rakell scored a power-play goal in overtime and the Anaheim Ducks finished with four straight goals to beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Saturday night. Ryan Getzlaf, Jakob Silfverberg and Hampus Lindholm scored for the Ducks, who trailed 3-0 after two periods. Frederik Andersen made 29 saves. Mike Hoffman, Erik Karlsson and Chris Neil scored for the...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Ducks 4, Senators 3 (OT)

OTTAWA -- The Anaheim Ducks rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third period and went on to defeat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in overtime on Saturday night at Canadian Tire Centre. Rickard Rakell scored the winner at 2:38 of overtime, improving Anaheim's record to 41-23-10. The Senators dropped to 34-33-9. Ryan Getzlaf, Jacob Silfverberg and Hampus Lindholm had the other goals...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL Expansion Is Coming: How it will affect the Ottawa Senators

Whether it’s announced this summer or next, NHL expansion is on the horizon. Details emerged this morning from the NHL general manager meeting in Boca Raton, Florida regarding the NHL’s planned expansion and how a prospective expansion draft in the 2017 offseason would work. General managers were informed that a decision on expansion will be made before June. As Darren Dreger...
Via The 6th Sens
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Ottawa Senators 3/15/16 @ 6:30PM CST at Canadian Tire Centre

Minnesota Wild (32-27-10)  74pts  5th in the Central 2.62 Goals For Per Game (18th in the NHL) 2.46 Goals Against Per Game (9th in the NHL) 18.9% Power Play (14th in the NHL) 76.5% Penalty Kill (28th in the NHL) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 15G 31A = 46pts 2. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 8G 37A = 45pts 3. #11 Zach Parise ~ 19G 22A = 41pts 4. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 18G 23A = 41pts 5. #3 Charlie...
Via State of Hockey News
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

The Mike Hoffman Problem

GLENDALE, AZ – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Hoffman #68 of the Ottawa Senators during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on November 28, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Senators 4-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Mike Hoffman will never be confused with a Selke Trophy winner. Irrespective of his offensive contributions these past...
Via The 6th Sens
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks: Talks Trade Deadline on TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’

  After conducting his customary post-trade deadline media availability, Senators general manager Bryan Murray appeared on TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ with Ian Mendes. To listen to the full interview, you can stream the audio via the embedded player at the bottom of this post. A full transcript of his comments can be read below. As always, my thoughts are in bold. On whether he...
Via The 6th Sens
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Zibanejad's natural hat trick leads Senators past Flames

CALGARY, Alberta — Mika Zibanejad's history-making scoring binge led the Ottawa Senators to a stunning comeback victory.Zibanejad scored three times in a team-record span of 2:38 in the third period in Ottawa's 6-4 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night."I tell myself to shoot a little bit more," Zibanejad said. "That first one, I just threw it at the net and it went in...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Bartkowski, Etem lead Canucks past Senators 5-3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Matt Bartkowski and Emerson Etem each scored two goals, and Jake Virtanen had the go-ahead score in the third period, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Bartkowski added an assist for the first three-point game of his career, Linden Vey had two assists, and Ryan Miller made 27 saves for the...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks: Wideman signing, trade deadline, future as GM

With the announcement of yesterday’s Chris Wideman signing, Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray met with a media contingent to discuss the signing, his team’s four-game winning streak and whether or not this recent string of success has impacted his thought process for how to handle Monday’s NHL trade deadline. The 10-minute availability was pretty interesting and...
Via The 6th Sens
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Senators edge Sabres in 2-1 shootout win

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Bobby Ryan and Kyle Turris scored in the shootout and the Senators topped the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Tuesday night, snapping Ottawa's three-game losing streak. Ryan Dzingel scored in the first period for the Senators, and Craig Anderson made 38 saves. Matt Moulson scored for the Sabres as Robin Lehner stopped 25 shots. Anderson made a huge save on Sabres rookie...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Top NHL Fantasy Breakout Players For Second Half Of Season

The NHL fantasy season has been nothing short of surprising with several stars posting unproductive first halves. The Anaheim Ducks struggled immensely in the beginning of the season, and the same can be said for the Pittsburgh Penguins. While several teams have had a tough time finding consistent success, squads in the fantasy world have felt the burn as a result. As seen in the...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Bobby Ryan goal nets a kid a puppy

Thanks to a sign and a Bobby Ryan goal, this kid is getting a puppy! During the Ottawa Senators’ 3-0 win over the New York Rangers, Ryan scored with 20 seconds left in the second period. While it might seem like just another goal, for Cole Jansen, the score meant his family is getting a puppy. Cole created a sign which read “Bobby, dad said if you score we get a puppy.” The...
Via The Comeback
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators' Bobby Ryan scores goal, netting two lucky kids a new puppy

The fate of two young Ottawa Senators fans hoping for a puppy rested on winger Bobby Ryan's stick on Sunday night against the New York Rangers -- and he delivered.The boys' sign showed their father's promise and Ryan didn't keep them in too much suspense as he netted an even-strength goal with 20 seconds left in the second period.Here's the father's reaction, the look of a man who...
Via Fox Sports
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Pet goal: Ryan scores for Senators, fan who wants a puppy

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Bobby Ryan needed a goal in a big way, and not just because the Ottawa Senators were in a scoreless duel with the New York Rangers. A fan's hope for a pet depended on it. Ryan did score, giving Craig Anderson all the help he needed Sunday in the Senators' 3-0 victory over the Rangers Sunday. Ryan, who scored 19:40 into the second period, noticed a sign held...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Anderson, Senators snap skid with 3-0 win over Rangers

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Craig Anderson stopped 35 shots for his third shutout this season and the Ottawa Senators snapped a two-game skid with a 3-0 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday. Bobby Ryan, Mike Hoffman and Jean-Gabriel Pageau each scored for Ottawa (23-20-6) and Anderson earned his 32nd career shutout. Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves for the Rangers (26-17-5). The 18,940...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Senators rally late to beat Sharks 4-3 in shootout

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Zack Smith tied the game with a short-handed penalty shot and Mika Zibanejad scored the lone goal in a shootout to help the Ottawa Senators rally late for the second straight game, beating the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Monday night. Max McCormick and Bobby Ryan scored to stake the Senators to a 2-0 lead, but Ottawa once again needed a late comeback two days after...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Senators-Sharks Preview

The San Jose Sharks won five home games over the season's first three months and looked more like bait than the predators they'd been in a place dubbed the Shark Tank. Now they're winning everywhere. San Jose seeks a fourth consecutive home victory and season high-tying sixth straight overall Monday night when it faces an Ottawa Senators team looking to win back-to-back games...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Sunday Thoughts: Shattenkirk, Should the Sens Move Ryan? Interest in Cowen?

OTTAWA, ON – DECEMBER 16: Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the St. Louis Blues skates against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre on December 16, 2013 in Ottawa, Canada. The Senators defeated the Blues 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) According to a report from ESPN Insider Craig Custance, the St. Louis Blues may be listening to offers on defenceman Kevin...
Via The 6th Sens
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Bruins Notes: Ryan Spooner Shines, David Pastrnak Scores In Loss To Senators

The Boston Bruins dropped game No. 2 of their five-game road trip Saturday night, falling to the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in overtime. Given that the loss came on the second night of a back-to-back — the Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Friday — head coach Claude Julien came away pleased with his team’s overall effort. “Well, for our second game in two nights there, I...
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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