ERIK KARLSSON NEWS

Looking at Ottawa’s Defense

At the team’s end of season press conference two seasons ago, hot on the heels of the Sens’ playoff rollercoaster ride that started with triumph over the Habs and ended with a crushing defeat at the hands of the Penguins, Bryan Murray boldly declared that he would be looking to add a top six forward with a bit of experience to the lineup. Murray’s position seemed somewhat justified...
Via The 6th Sens
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators Season Recap: A Season to Remember

View image | gettyimages.com This has been one crazy season for the Ottawa Senators, but it sure was a very entertaining one. They started by firing their coach Paul MacLean on December 8th, 2014. MacLean has made some questionable moves before he got fired such as changes the lines after every game or two. I don’t understand why he was doing that, but to me, it just says he...
Via TopSportsReport
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson, Mika Zibanejad decline World Championship invitation due to injury

Apparently Ottawa forward Mika Zibanejad and captain Erik Karlsson played through injury in the playoffs, as both declined invitations to play for Team Sweden in the upcoming IIHF World Championships in Prague. Zibanejad told the media Tuesday that he has a bruised knee cap, but Karlsson declined to say what the nature of his injury was during media availability. Karlsson appeared...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Subban not a shoe-in for Norris

Although Canadiens fans will argue that P.K. Subban is the sure choice for the Norris Trophy, others around the league might not agree. According to Ryan Szporer of The Hockey Writers, the sure choice for the Norris is Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson, not Subban."This really isn’t about Subban falling short in one way or another as much as it is about Karlsson and the Senators’...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators' Erik Karlsson: 'We shouldn't really have been in the playoffs to begin with'

Erik Karlsson sounded upbeat one day after the Senators' season came to an end with a shutout loss to the Canadiens in Game 6 of the first round of the playoffs. The Ottawa defenseman told reporters Monday that the team had to be appreciative of the fact that they even made the playoffs in the first place. "Looking back, we shouldn't really have been in the playoffs to begin with...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson Nominated for the Norris Trophy

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 20: Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators speaks after winning the James Norris Memorial Trophy during the 2012 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas on June 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images) In a not-so-shocking development, the NHL has announced that Erik Karlsson is one of its three finalists for the league’s...
Via The 6th Sens
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Habs' Beaulieu to miss rest of series vs. Sens with upper-body injury

  Montreal Canadiens defenseman Nathan Beaulieu will miss the rest of the first-round playoff series against the Ottawa Senators with an upper-body injury. The NHL team posted the news Tuesday on Twitter. He took a hit from Ottawa's Erik Karlsson in the second period of Montreal's 2-1 overtime win on Sunday. Beaulieu has one assist in three playoff games. He had one goal and eight...
Via AP on Fox
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson rocks Nathan Beaulieu

Nice hit by Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson as he rocks Montreal Canadiens forward Nathan Beaulieu. There will be some that say this is a head shot, but the head isn't targeted. This isn't a violation of NHL rule 48.Rule 48 – Illegal Check to the Head48.1 Illegal Check to the Head – A hit resulting in contact with an opponent’s head where the head was the main point of contact...
Via Goon's World
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators’ Mark Stone has right wrist fracture

  Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone has sustained a microfracture and ligament damage to his right wrist, and his status for for the remainder of the series is unknown, Senators general manager Bryan Murray said Thursday. “He came back [Wednesday] night as a courageous guy after being hurt,” Murray said. “I listened to some people talk that he sold it pretty good, but...
Via Sports-Glory
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Montreal Canadiens-Ottawa Senators playoff series

The fact that the Ottawa Senators even find themselves in the playoffs is nothing short of a miracle. Flash back to Christmas, and you'll find the Senators in 12th place. Heck, flashback to Valentine's Day, and you'll find the Senators in 11th place, 11 points out of a playoff spot. Flash back to the day we set our clocks forward -- before you check, it's March 8 -- and you'll find...
Via Fox Sports
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators: First Round Preview

Wednesday, April 15th at 7:00 E.T. the Ottawa Senators will travel to Montreal to play the Canadiens in game 1 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. According to computer simulations the Canadiens are the favorites in the series, winning in 54% of the simulations. Montreal is also the higher seed after finishing 1st in the Atlantic division, Ottawa placed 4th. The Senators...
Via isportsweb.com
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 4/8/15

  OTTAWA, ON – MARCH 19: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators clears the puck against the Boston Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre on March 19, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutWe are at the season’s home stretch, so it’s all about playoff positioning, and the biggest stories are...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Sweet Mother of Mercy, Do Not Open Sens Mile

One day after the organization taped videos featuring Erik Karlsson and Marc Methot that asked fans not to throw hamburgers on the ice, Senators president Cyril Leeder directed a letter to Mayor Jim Watson appealing to City Council to respect the organization’s wishes for ‘Sens Mile’ not to be opened until the team officially clinches a playoff spot. Below is a copy of the...
Via The 6th Sens
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Are injuries the best thing to happen to Ottawa this season?

From losing Erik Karlsson to an Achilles injury over two years ago, to developing the pioneer of injuries himself, Sami Salo, injuries have often been an untimely obstacle in the Ottawa Senators’ way over their 23-year existence. This year, I think it is safe to say, injuries have been somewhat of a blessing in disguise. […] The post Are injuries the best thing to happen to Ottawa...
Via Along the Boards
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Which individual talents lead to goals being scored in the NHL?

There is a great deal of evidence showing that shot metrics, specifically unblocked shot attempts and all shot attempts, are predictive at a team and individual player level in regards to future goals scored. This is a great metric to analyze a team overall, but what do these statistics really tell us about the individual player? In reality, not much. Yes, they tell us that certain...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Which individual talents lead to goals being scored in the NHL?

There is a great deal of evidence showing that shot metrics, specifically unblocked shot attempts and all shot attempts, are predictive at a team and individual player level in regards to future goals scored. This is a great metric to analyze a team overall, but what do these statistics really tell us about the individual player? In reality, not much. Yes, they tell us that certain...
Via Bloguin Best
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Karlsson scores 2, Senators beat Canadiens 5-2

MONTREAL (AP) Erik Karlsson scored twice, and goalie Andrew Hammond remained unbeaten in regulation time as the Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 on Thursday night. Eric Condra, Mark Stone and Marc Methot also scored for Ottawa, which has won nine of 11 as it chases a playoff spot. Hammond made 27 saves to improve to 8-0-1 during that stretch. Max Pacioretty scored...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators blow big lead, recover to beat Flames in shootout

  Third-period leads haven't been safe this season against the Calgary Flames. The Ottawa Senators nearly learned that the hard way. Erik Karlsson scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout as the Senators defeated the Flames 5-4 after blowing a big lead in regulation Sunday night. Alex Chiasson, Milan Michalek, Mark Borowiecki and Mike Hoffman scored for the Senators...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators blow big lead, beat Flames 5-4 in shootout

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Erik Karlsson scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Calgary Flames 5-4 after blowing a big lead in regulation Sunday night. Alex Chiasson, Milan Michalek, Mark Borowiecki and Mike Hoffman scored for the Senators, who led 4-0 in the third period before giving up four straight goals to allow the Flames to tie...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators’ Erik Karlsson Was Extremely Unhappy With An Offsides Call

It looks like Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson was extremely unhappy with this offsides call. Nothing like a solid f-bomb to express how upset you are. [@HockeyWebCast] The post Senators’ Erik Karlsson Was Extremely Unhappy With An Offsides Call appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers fall to Senators, miss chance to leap into playoff position

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist to lead Ottawa to a 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night, giving the Senators consecutive wins for the first time in seven weeks. Bobby Ryan, Erik Karlsson and Curtis Lazar also scored for Ottawa, and Andrew Hammond made 21 saves for his second win in two NHL starts. Aleksander Barkov scored for the Panthers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Marc Methot re-signs; defensemen will come at a premium come deadline time

The NHL trade deadline is usually one of the most fun parts of the season. It’s a time for every fan to speculate what their team might do; who they might move or whether or not they’ll pick up a piece to make a run for Lord Stanley’s Cup. As is the case every season, defensemen are highly sought after. A team can never be “too deep” on defense, needing every able blueliner...
Via Sports-Glory
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators score in a flurry, rout Coyotes 7-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Mark Stone, Bobby Ryan and Erik Karlsson each had a goal and an assist, helping the Ottawa Senators break away from the Arizona Coyotes 7-2 Saturday. Marc Methot added three assists for the Senators. It was 1-all before Ottawa scored four times in 5 1/2 minutes. Milan Michalek broke the tie with 3:09 left in the second period and Stone made it 3-1. Ryan's shot...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Need For A More Balanced Defence

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 3: Kyle Turris #7 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his goal with Patrick Wiercioch #46 and Erik Karlsson #65 in the second period at TD Garden on January 3, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Balance is important in life. I blame those old Body Break commercials for imbuing this lesson into me at an early age. Diet. Work and...
Via The 6th Sens
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Karlsson scores 2 goals to help Senators edge Maple Leafs

  Erik Karlsson scored two goals to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 win over the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. Mike Hoffman and Mika Zibanejad also scored for the Senators (19-18-9), and Craig Anderson stopped 37 shots. David Clarkson, Nazem Kadri and James van Riemsdyk had goals for the Maple Leafs (22-23-3), who head into the NHL All-Star break on a six...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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