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Crazy Predictions Around the League: Part 3

Finally, today I present part three of my “Crazy Predictions Around the League”, going through all teams from Ottawa to Winnipeg alphabetically. I would have liked to have finished this a few days earlier, but I never had time on my vacation on the weekend. You can read part one and two for the first 20 teams beforehand if you haven’t done so. Anyways, if you haven’t...
Via Puckrant.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sens take bite out of Big Apple

What a difference a day makes. The Senators took a bite out of the Big Apple Saturday night. Not only did the Senators keep their slim playoff hopes on the critical list, they also denied the New York Rangers a chance of booking a trip to the post-season dance with a 3-2 victory. Captain Jason Spezza, Mika Zibanejad and Mark Stone scored for the Senators as Robin Lehner made 41...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators’ Mika Zibanejad sees value of versatility

Patrice Bergeron, Patrick Marleau and Matt Duchene were willing to adapt to different roles and returned from Sochi with gold medals. It was a lesson that wasn’t lost on 20-year-old Ottawa Senators forward Mika Zibanejad. While Zibanejad didn’t particularly enjoy the end result — Canada rolling over his native Sweden in Sunday’s Olympic men’s hockey championship game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators fall to Sens in shootout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Ottawa Senators got another big win with a solid team effort. Mika Zibanejad and Jason Spezza scored in the shootout to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Saturday night. Kyle Turris scored in regulation for Ottawa, which has won five of its last six. Craig Anderson had 31 saves through overtime, and then stopped Craig Smith and...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators find way to get past Predators in shootout

The Ottawa Senators got another big win with a solid team effort. Mika Zibanejad and Jason Spezza scored in the shootout to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Saturday night. Kyle Turris scored in regulation for Ottawa, which has won five of its last six. Craig Anderson had 31 saves through overtime, and then stopped Craig Smith and David Legwand in the...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators outlast Predators 2-1 in shootout

Mika Zibanejad and Jason Spezza scored in the shootout to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. Kyle Turris scored in regulation for Ottawa, which has won five of its last six. Craig Anderson had 31 saves through overtime, and then stopped Craig Smith and David Legwand in the shootout. Mike Fisher had the lone goal for Nashville...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul MacLean Speaks -- Spezza Return, Ceci, Zibanejad Figuring Out How to Be Successful

The Senators are coming off their first four-game winning streak of the season, head coach Paul MacLean joined Jason York and Steve Lloyd on TSN 1200’s In the Box to discuss the team’s recent string of wins. If you wish to listen to the full interview, you can do so here, or via streaming the embedded audio below. As always, my thoughtsare in bold. On team’s four...
Via The 6th Sens
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Looks like Ottawa Sens GM Bryan Murray deserves a pat on his back

Give Bryan Murray credit for patience. The Senators GM has done a lot of talking in the last month trying to make deals, but he's resisted offers for players like Mika Zibanejad, Zack Smith, Jared Cowen and Marc Methot when they've come in discussions with other teams. While the Senators are willing to move other players on the roster, they'd rather not part with the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators slip past Jets 4-3

Mika Zibanejad had a goal and an assist Thursday and Clarke MacArthur scored the winning goal midway through the third period and the Ottawa Senators beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Thursday. Kyle Turris stole the puck and passed to MacArthur, who scored and helped the Senators win for the third straight time. They had not won back-to-back games in nearly seven weeks prior to the...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators Mika Zibanejad scores on pretty odd-man break (video)

Tic-tac-toe, what a beautiful goal. Ottawa Senators forward Mika Zibanejad in a nice 2-on-1 breakaway with Senators forward Cory Conacher to even the score at 1-1 against the Washington Capitals.
Via Goon's World
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Senators' Mika Zibanejad returns to lineup after brief hiatus

Ottawa Senators' center Mika Zibanejad, sidelined with unspecified upper-body injury for Saturday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes, is expected to be back in the lineup against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.Many in the media were speculating that the concussion-prone Zibanejad suffered yet another at the hands of the Florida Panthers, and coach Paul MacLean...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Mika Zibanejad concussed? Senators' to evaluate on Saturday

The Ottawa Senators held center Mika Zibanejad out of practice on Friday as a precaution after the 20-year-old left Thursday night's game with the Florida Panthers with what the team is classifying as an upper-body injury.Though coach Paul MacLean maintains the cryptic diagnosis, there are many in the media speculating that Zibanejad has a concussion, given his history...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Zibanejad Leaves Game With Upper Body Injury

Near the 12:00 minute mark of the first period, Senators forward Mika Zibanejad chipped the puck past Panthers defenceman Erik Gudbranson and then both players went into the right-side corner to battle for the loose puck. Zibanejad may have beaten Gudbranson to the puck, but Gudbranson finished his check on Zibanejad, delivering a forearm/elbow high that caused Zibanejad'...
Via The 6th Sens
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Senators forward Mika Zibanejad goes from minors to top line

Mika Zibanejad is actually on a three-game point scoring streak. It started six days ago, when he had a goal and two assists in Bridgeport to lead the Binghamton Senators to a 6-5 win over the Sound Tigers. From his exile to the minors, Ottawa's first round pick in 2011 has rapidly climbed back into a position of importance with the big team. Zibanejad finished Friday's...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Zibanejad’s second act is about to start

Mika Zibanejad was stunned three weeks ago when the Ottawa Senators told him he’d be starting the season in Binghamton. After starting last season in the American Hockey League he was recalled and stayed in the National Hockey League for the rest of the season playing 42 games and finishing fourth in team scoring with seven goals and 13 assists. Surely he figured that was worth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Mika Zibanejad Recalled

Mika Zibanejad has been freed. Today the Senators announced that they have recalled the Swedish center. He is skating at this morning’s practice on a line with Derek Grant and Erik Condra, and will play in Wednesday night’s tilt versus the Detroit Daniel Alfredssons. Sent down by the Senators at the end of training camp, fans were told that Zibanejad’s game lacked a...
Via The 6th Sens
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Grant Gets Called Up and Da Costa Joins Zibanejad In Binghamton

"Eh? They sent me down to call YOU up? Sacrebleu!!" To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Stephane Da Costa has cleared waivers after being largely invisible and unproductive in his short stint with the big club this year. In his place, the team has called up center Derek Grant. Even though the Sens are already quite deep at center, Grant is a left-handed shot...
Via The 6th Sens
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Zibanejad Speaks: Bingo Assignment, Staying Positive

After playing his first game in Binghamton since January, Mika Zibanejad guested yesterday on TSN 1200's The Drive with Ian Mendes and Shawn Simpson. If you would like to listen to the full interview, you can do so here, or by streaming the embedded audio below. As always, my thoughts in bold. On dealing with starting the season in the AHL as opposed to the NHL…...
Via The 6th Sens
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

TSN's Darren Dreger Talks Senator Finances

Making one of his regular reports on TSN Radio, Darren Dreger hit on an important issue that's been a hot button issue of late - the outlook on the Ottawa Senators' financial situation.  When asked about Ottawa's situation and whether today's decision to demote Mika Zibanejad to Binghamton was financially driven, Dreger said:  “Yeah, it is a real tough...
Via The 6th Sens
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Zibanejad Demoted to the AHL

Well, I guess this puts an end to the 'Will Mika Zibanejad play center or wing?' speculation.  With today’s 3:00 pm deadline to submit the finalized rosters to the NHL’s offices, the Ottawa Senators have made some waves by sending ballyhooed prospect, phenom, fan favorite, Mika Zibanejad back to the American Hockey League. Yes Binghamton, DJ Z-Bad, could be making...
Via The 6th Sens
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks - Roster Cuts, Zibanejad Demotion, Da Costa Praise

The Team 1200 has relaunched as TSN 1200 and who better to mark Ian Mendes' debut as a radio host in Ottawa than Senators GM Bryan Murray? With the Sens having to submit their final roster to the NHL and a number of intriguing cuts to the parent roster (cough, cough, Mika Zibanejad, cough, cough), the timing of the interview could not be better.  If you would like to...
Via The 6th Sens
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Senators make surprising cut, demote Mika Zibanejad to AHL

In their final preparations for the upcoming season the Ottawa Senators made a somewhat surprising move on Monday electing to send young center Mika Zibanejad down to AHL Binghamton. Zibanejad the sixth overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Senators spent last season at the NHL level playing 42 games. In those 42 games he had seven goals with 13 assists while averaging just 13:34...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Z-BAD As Disco Infiltrator, @mat_sens Was There

Mika Zibanejad, hockey player, made his club DJ debut early this morning with a set at Junxion. Earlier in the week both Le Droit and the Ottawa Citizen had stories detailing the background of Mika's affinity and education in the art, you can check out those here and here. Seems the crushing boredom of life in Binghamton honed his skills. Since Graeme is allergic to electronic...
Via The 6th Sens
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Why, Why, Why?

from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out, At least Canadiens fans will have something to ***** about all summer long. Actually, a few things: On the sequence leading to Mika Zibanejad’s goal, why was the faceoff on the wrong side of the ice? Why did the goal count if replays show Zibanejad’s left skate moving to redirect the puck? Why weren’t two icings waved off late...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Mika Zibanejad Goal, You Decide

Most of the folks I follow on Twitter thought this goal would not count, what about you? via the Situation Room Blog at NHL.com, At 11:55 of the third period in the Canadiens/Senators game, video review upheld the referee's call on the ice that the puck deflected off Mika Zibanejad's left skate and into the net in a legal fashion. Good goal Ottawa. According to...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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