Erik's Achilles

With the end of the season this weekend for the Senators, the miserable season that was has come to a close.  Scoring a pair of wins on the weekend allowed for the team to move up in the standings and have that first rounder to the Ducks likely not sting as much as well.  I was sick on Saturday night and slept through the Leafs game, and then I watched the Pittsburgh game and wished...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators close out season with win over Pens

Three hundred and 11 days after coach Paul MacLean admitted they were “schooled” by the Penguins in the second round of the 2013 playoffs, another Senators season came to an end at Consol Energy Center. This time, of course, Ottawa didn’t even make it to the classes that are the NHL post-season tournament. This time, the Senators bowed away after a terribly disappointing regular...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 82: Ottawa Senators

Ottawa Senators (36-31-14) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (51-24-6) Root Sports, TVA, TSN – 7:30 pm/et Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Ottawa Senators visit the Pittsburgh Penguins in the final game of the regular season. Kunitz and Orpik are questionable for today. STATS, INFO & NOTES: Leading Scorers: Penguins: Sidney Crosby (36G, 68A, 104P) Senators: Erik Karlsson...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators goalie Robin Lehner stole the show in 2-1 win over New Jersey Devils

On Fan Appreciation Night, the Senators were at least able to serve up a victory. Erik Karlsson scored in the shootout to give the Senators a 2-1 victory to push the New Jersey Devils to 0-12 in the skills competition in front of a sellout of 19,240 at the Canadian Tire Centre. Robin Lehner’s 38 saves in regulation were the reason this one got to a shootout in the first place...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Karlsson lifts Senators past Devils in shootout

OTTAWA (AP) Erik Karlsson scored the winner in the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwelling on Erik Karlsson’s D

While doing some digging for an analytics piece that ran in yesterday’s Ottawa Citizen outlining the statistical differences between Erik Karlsson’s Norris Trophy winning campaign and why Karlsson is not getting much hype for consideration despite his point totals in 2013-14, I stumbled upon some interesting statistics pertaining to this Senators blue line. At the crux of the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Not Us?

The Ottawa Senators will miss the playoffs for the first time under head coach Paul Maclean. @draglikepull, a contributor on the Maple Leafs blog Pension Plan Puppets, sparked an interesting discussion today on why the Senators failed to live up to the expectations of so many. Early predictions were overwhelmingly optimistic in favour of Ottawa, who suffered a swift second-round...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Karlsson Nominated for the Masterton Trophy and Sens Sign Driedger, Dzingel to ELCs

To the surprise of no one, the Ottawa chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) nominated Erik Karlsson as the Ottawa Senators’ nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy. The Masterton is awarded each year to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” Erik Karlsson’s story is not new nor should...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Karlsson Speaks Candidly to Aftonbladet: Divorce, Loss of Friends/Teammates in 2013

Swedish newspapers get all the scoops. After bringing Senators fans the infamous Andre Petersson interview in which he cracked on Binghamton and the KISS photo, Aftonbladet has now published the most introspective Erik Karlsson interview that I’ve probably ever seen that didn’t involve Karlsson eating a meal with Ian Mendes at IKEA. Karlsson, if you’ll recall, went weeks...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Create An Award

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, Clear as ever is the NHL's need to come up with a Bobby Orr Award. Erik Karlsson does not deserve the Norris Trophy presented to the best "all-round" defenceman in the league. His focus in his own end is not the same as it was when he won the plaque two years ago. He cheats his defensive duties, looking to go on the attack...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators' Karlsson setting offensive standard

Erik Karlsson, it seems, is good for at least a point every night. But the fact is, heading into Tuesday's meeting with the Florida Panthers, the Senators star defenceman had been held off the score sheet 25 times this season. That only makes his totals more remarkable. Karlsson extended his consecutive-game point-scoring streak to eight by setting up Mark Stone for second...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning fall to Senators in SO but continue point streak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Jason Spezza scored in regulation and had the only goal in a shootout, lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night. Erik Karlsson had a goal and two assists to help the Senators snap a six-game losing streak. Karlsson, the top-scoring defenseman in the NHL with 68 points, opened the scoring 3:57 into the game with...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Karlsson Speaks Candidly to Aftonbladet: Divorce, Loss of Friends/Teammates in 2013

Swedish newspapers get all the scoops. After bringing Senators fans the infamous Andre Petersson interview in which he cracked on Binghamton and the KISS photo, Aftonbladet has now published the most introspective Erik Karlsson interview that I’ve probably ever seen that didn’t involve Karlsson eating a meal with Ian Mendes at IKEA. Karlsson, if you’ll recall, went...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars return to win column vs. Sens

In its purest form, Saturday's game between the Ottawa Senators and Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center might not have been a true must-win for the Stars, but it was definitely close. Dallas of course was heading into this afternoon affair on a four-game losing streak and hadn't won since March 11 at St. Louis, the night after Rich Peverley collapsed on the Stars bench...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Norris Trophy Predictions

Who is the best all-around defenseman for the 2013-14 NHL season? Here are my top four nominees: Alex Pietrangelo - St. Louis Blues Duncan Keith - Chicago Blackhawks Erik Karlsson - Ottawa Senators PK Subban - Montreal Canadiens All 4 defensemen are having outstanding seasons. It is going to be a close race between Karlsson who has the most points and Keith who has the better +/-. My
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Fun With Shot Data

Note: Official NHL shot location data provided by Greg Sinclair's Super Shot Search. Any and all inaccuracy should be attributed to the league's incompetence with sharing reliable data.    In a perfect world, league-wide scoring chance data would be publicly available. The National Hockey League would share the totals on their website, next to zone entries and exits...
Via The 6th Sens
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Optimistic Karlsson returns to Senators

Here’s a silver lining for Senators fans looking up the Eastern Conference standings as Ottawa’s drive to the playoffs begins in earnest Thursday. About the same time as Canadian gold medal goaltending hero Carey Price was setting off alarm bells by aggravating an injury in Montreal late Wednesday morning, silver medal-winning Swedish defenceman Erik Karlsson was generating...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Senators Preview

Erik Karlsson returned from the Olympics with a silver medal. Now, he's aiming to get the Ottawa Senators back to the playoffs. Karlsson looks to pick up where he left off and help the Senators take the season series from the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. Karlsson's eight points tied the United States' Phil Kessel for the most at the Sochi Games, but Sweden...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson Claims That He’s Putting His Silver Medal On eBay Because Boo Hoo

Getty Image If you’re the kind of sports fan that absolutely loves the Olympics and can’t wait to load up on all sorts of memorabilia for your collection every two years, then you’re probably the target audience for the companies who sell replica medals, among other items. In fact, a quick search on eBay reveals that for as cheap as $16 you can pick up a replica medal from...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson On Silver Medal Value: ‘You’ll See When I Put It Out On eBay’

Sweden’s Erik Karlsson isn’t leaving the 2014 Winter Olympics empty-handed, but he might as well be. The Ottawa Senators defenseman was understandably upset after falling to Canada 3-0 in the gold medal game on Sunday, but his loss might be the Internet’s gain. Following the game, Karlsson was asked what the silver medal means to him and it turns out he’s not too keen on...
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson on silver medal value: 'See when I put it out on eBay'

To leave the Olympics with a medal is a dream come true for most athletes. For one example, just go watch how the USA four-man bobsled team reacted to winning a bronze medal in Sochi even after winning gold in Vancouver. It's a huge deal and the medal gives the athletes something tangible to hold onto forever to remember it. Erik Karlsson is not one of those athletes. You hear...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: Back At It

Vacation is just about over. Well, for anyone not named Milan Michalek or Erik Karlsson, anyway. The Ottawa Senators will resume practice on Wednesday afternoon, preparing for the final twenty-three games of the season. As has been the case since mid-December, they sit just a point out of a potential wild card berth. They're at the top of the group of contenders currently...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

St. James discusses the Alfredsson-Karlsson ‘bromance’

This isn't necessarily Red Wings-related, but the Free Press's Helene St. James penned an article about the very obvious friendship between Erik Karlsson and Daniel Alfredsson, and I have most certainly wondered aloud whether Karlsson might be able to defect to the Red Wings at some point if only to hang out with Alfredsson during practices and off-days, because the pair...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Selfies from Sochi

Tre Kronor har bestämt att skänka sin Sotji-cyklar till barnhem i bergen. Sånt gillar lag. Det är fina killar i TK. — Tomas Ros (@Rosenrasande) February 14, 2014 Erik Karlsson is a man on a mission. He seems determined to do two things at these Olympic games in Sochi: 1) lead all defencemen in goals and points; and 2) to take his bromance...
Via The 6th Sens
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Karlsson leads Sweden past Czechs in hockey opener

Erik Karlsson scored two goals in his Olympic debut, captain Henrik Zetterberg added a goal and Sweden beat the Czech Republic 4-2 Wednesday night in preliminary-round play in men's hockey. Patrik Berglund also scored, and Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves as the Swedes opened the Olympic tournament in Sochi with a display of their deep offensive talent. Sweden scored four times...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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