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Senators' Craig Anderson to start in goal in Game 3 vs. Canadiens

  Veteran goalie Craig Anderson will start over Andrew Hammond for the Ottawa Senators in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against Montreal on Sunday. Coach Dave Cameron called it a ''coach's decision'' to put in Anderson as the series switches to Ottawa after a pair of losses with Hammond in goal in Montreal. Cameron also expects to insert veteran forward Chris...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Young and Hungry’ Step Aside for Older and Experienced

  MONTREAL, CANADA – MAY 9: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens fires the puck against Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 9, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images) Andrew Hammond’s 20-1...
Via The 6th Sens
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators go with veteran Anderson in goal for Game 3

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Veteran goalie Craig Anderson will start over Andrew Hammond for the Ottawa Senators in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against Montreal on Sunday. Coach Dave Cameron called it a ''coach's decision'' to put in Anderson as the series switches to Ottawa after a pair of losses with Hammond in goal in Montreal. Cameron also expects to insert veteran...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens take Game 2 in overtime

Ottawa came into Game 2 looking to respond to the massive controversy created in Game 1. Sens coach Dave Cameron decided to make no roster changes, after there was speculation that Chris Neil would be on the ice seeking revenge for the P.K. Subban slash on Mark Stone. Ottawa did show up in the first […] The post Montreal Canadiens take Game 2 in overtime appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Playoffs Open Thread: 4/17

Tonight’s schedule: Without question, there will be a lot of attention on tonight’s Sens-Habs game due to the festivities from Game 1. Chris Neil could dress tonight, despite having a broken thumb and Mark Stone is a game time decision, though he did briefly practice with the team. The Isles will look to bring the series back to Long Island up 2 games against an under the weather...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators' Chris Neil warns P.K. Subban to keep his head up

The Ottawa Senators will lose some talent if Mark Stone can’t go Friday night, but they’ll likely get a little bit tougher. Stone’s availability for Game 2 of the first-round Stanley Cup playoffs series vs. the Montreal Canadiens is unknown after he suffered a microfracture in his right wrist from a P.K. Subban slash in Game 1. Subban was ejected but won’t be suspended...
Via NESN.com
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Emotions run high in Canadiens-Senators series

MONTREAL (AP) The Canadiens and Senators turn up the heat in a hurry. Montreal's 4-3 victory in Game 1 of the first-round series Wednesday night - a game that saw Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban ejected for slashing and injuring Ottawa's Mark Stone - has set the tone for a physical, testy series between the rivals. ''The intensity level is there,'' said Brendan Gallagher after...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks Twice

Considering the Senators followed through with an incredibly quiet trade deadline, there was lots of meaty goodness to get to in Bryan Murray’s two availabilities today. His general media availability at the Canadian Tire Centre at 3:30 pm and his radio interview on TSN 1200 shed some light on some issues while also raising a lot of questions. To check out the Murray media availability...
Via The 6th Sens
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators Stand Pat at Trade Deadline

OTTAWA, ON – DECEMBER 4: Bryan Murray, President of Hockey Operations, General Manager & Alternate Governor of the Ottawa Senators arrives at the arena prior to an NHL game against the New York Islanders at Canadian Tire Centre on December 4, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) For all of the alleged interest in players...
Via The 6th Sens
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks:

During the first intermission of last night’s ridiculously entertaining 1-0 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, TSN aired a pre-recorded interview in which James Duthie lobbed a number of pertinent trade deadline questions to Senators general manager Bryan Murray. Although the segment only lasted for about three and a half minutes, there was a ton...
Via The 6th Sens
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

National Columnist Blasts Senators Ownership

Look at Jeffrey Simpson. He appears so friendly, composed and approachable. You never would have assumed he’d be the same person who used his national columnist position to spit fire and excoriate his favourite sports organization and its owner in the Globe and Mail‘s sports section. (Or hell, maybe the photo above snapped in a moment of cathartic bliss – minutes after...
Via The 6th Sens
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks: Trade Market for Neil/Phillips, Condra’s Days Numbered, Prospects

  Senators general manager Bryan Murray appeared on TSN 1200‘s ‘In the Box’ where he spoke on addressed a number of topics relating to where the Senators reside in the standings. Prospect reports, hypothetical trade deadline scenarios and Andrew Hammond’s surprising performance against the Montreal Canadiens were all discussed, so it made for a worthwhile listen. To...
Via The 6th Sens
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

There Is Always Next Year

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, “No question, (Murray)’s disappointed at how the team has fared this season, but he also thinks the Sens can quickly turn that around next season.” The quote was pulled from Pierre Lebrun’s article detailing what Ottawa may do or intends to do at the deadline. The short story is that Lebrun characterizes Ottawa has been classified...
Via The 6th Sens
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Assessing Ottawa’s Forwards/ #Teamtank dilemma

Assessing Ottawa’s Senators Forwards By: Taylor Loucks Monday February 16th 2015   Over the past couple of weeks I have been struggling with the dilemma of the Ottawa Senators and being a fan of them. I am a diehard who has been a fan since a young age and I am trying to find out what necessarily is the best case scenario for this team. If you follow me on twitter @t_loucks20...
Via The 6th Sens
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking: Chris Neil’s Thumb

With all of the reported interest surrounding Chris Neil leading up to this year’s NHL trade deadline, the Senators pugilist suffered an injury in a fight this afternoon versus Edmonton’s Luke Gazdic. According to the Senators, Neil is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb injury. Injury update: #Sens Chris Neil has suffered a fractured left thumb and will be out indefinitely...
Via The 6th Sens
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

McKenzie and Dreger Speak: Methot Re-signing, Methot Trade Value, Chris Neil’s Future

Bob McKenzie appeared on TSN 1050’s ‘The Drive’ for his insider segment and within his appearance, he touched upon a few nuggets of information pertaining to the Senators’ Marc Methot. Some of the information, like the difference in terms was a rehash of his pre-game segment on TSN 1200 yesterday, but McKenzie does disclose his feelings on whether the Senators will retain...
Via The 6th Sens
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

McKenzie Speaks: Methot Contract Negotiations and Likelihood Chris Neil is Dealt

  With the March 2nd NHL trade deadline just weeks away, fans interested in any piece of news related to the Senators’ biggest commodities should enjoy what TSN’s Bob McKenzie had to say during his regular pre-game ‘Insider’ segment on the TSN 1200 game day broadcast. To listen to the full segment, you can click here or just listen to the embedded audio at the bottom of...
Via The 6th Sens
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Stick Fits

The Ottawa Senators’ may have lost 4-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets, but the story of the game had to Robin Lehner’s antics in the game’s waning minutes. After allowing the game’s fourth goal, Lehner nonchalantly flipped his stick onto the ice in disgust. At the conclusion of the game, Lehner’s frustrations materialized while skating back to the Senators bench. There...
Via The 6th Sens
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Neil doesn’t want to “sit here and collect a paycheck”

Chris Neil has been at the center of numerous trade rumors over the past few weeks and months. Whether it’s a speculated deal to the Nashville Predators or the Chicago Blackhawks, plenty of teams have been connected to the current Ottawa Senators forward. Most of these rumors have lacked any kind of substance, but the persisting rumors have forced Neil to comment on the situation...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Neil doesn’t want to “sit here and collect a paycheck”

Chris Neil has been at the center of numerous trade rumors over the past few weeks and months. Whether it’s a speculated deal to the Nashville Predators or the Chicago Blackhawks, plenty of teams have been connected to the current Ottawa Senators forward. Most of these rumors have lacked any kind of substance, but the persisting rumors have forced Neil to comment on the situation...
Via Bloguin Best
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Lebrun Update on Neil: “(A trade) certainly sounds very possible”

Remember the reports from yesterday indicating Bryan Murray had spoken to veterans like Chris Phillips and Chris Neil on their respective situations and that neither player really seemed too interested in moving on? Yeah, well apparently there’s more to it than that. ESPN‘s Pierre Lebrun updated the situation in his latest ‘Lebrun’s Rumblings’ blog. “It appears more...
Via The 6th Sens
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Insider Trading: Sens “Getting a Ton of Interest on Chris Neil”

After publishing his ‘Lebrun’s Rumblings‘ blog over at ESPN, Pierre Lebrun appeared on TSN‘s ‘Insider Trading‘ segment and elaborated on the level of interest in the Ottawa Senators’ Chris Neil. When host James Duthie discussed an incident in which he bumped into a couple of Senators fans at the Super Bowl who had not given up hope of a 2015 playoff berth, Duthie...
Via The 6th Sens
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Phillips and Chris Neil Wish to Remain Senators

A few weeks after Bryan Murray acknowledged to the Ottawa Citizen‘s Wayne Scanlan that he was receiving calls on some of his veteran players like Chris Phillips and Chris Neil and that the organization would be open to moving either player, it turns out neither player has any interest in moving on at this time. Murray, of course, prefaced this acknowledgment by stating that...
Via The 6th Sens
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Could the Senators be after Taylor Hall?

With the NHL All-Star break officially in the book, the stretch run begins. And you know what that means: trade rumors start ramping up! Front offices will begin ramping up for the trade deadline, determining where they stand in the playoff race and whether or not they need to be buyers, sellers or simply stick with what they’ve got. It appears the Ottawa Senators are finding...
Via Sports-Glory
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Ottawa

The New York Rangers (26-13-4) head home for the last game before the All Star Break to face the Ottawa Senators (18-18-8) at MSG tonight starting at 7 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG  Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan-St.Louis Hagelin- Hayes-Fast Miller-D. Moore-Stempniak McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Hunwick...
Via NY Rangers Blog
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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