MIKA ZIBANEJAD NEWS

Steen lifts Blues to 3-2 win over Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Alex Steen's second-period goal stood up as the game-winner in the St. Louis Blues' 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Maxim Lapierre and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for the Blues (13-6-1), and Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots. Ottawa got goals from Mika Zibanejad and Erik Karlsson. Robin Lehner, making his second consecutive start, stopped 30...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Subject of Disdain: Senators’ Lineup Decisions and Player Usage

Regardless of how talented your favourite hockey team is or how many points separate that same team from others in the standings, all hockey fans share a common bond: we love to complain about lineup combinations and player usage. Ottawa’s no different in that regard and through the early stretches of this season, it’s been a constant complaint levied against Paul MacLean. Armchair...
Via The 6th Sens
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cause for Concern? The Struggles of Mika Zibanejad

  In case you haven’t noticed lately, Mika Zibanejad’s game has been the subject of some deserved criticism lately. Whether you’re tuning into the radio, reading the latest on his struggles in the newspapers (here and here) or reading his zero goals, zero assists and zero points stat line on his player profile page, Mika’s struggles are unquestionable. He’s not producing...
Via The 6th Sens
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Zibanejad shootout goal lifts Senators past Lightning

  Mika Zibanejad scored the deciding goal in the shootout and the Ottawa Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Saturday night. Zibanejad's score made it 2-1 in the third round of the shootout and Steven Stamkos was unable to beat Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner on the Lightning's third attempt. Erik Karlsson and Mark Stone scored in regulation for the Senators, and Lehner...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Zibanejad lifts Senators past Lightning in SO

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Mika Zibanejad scored the deciding goal in the shootout and the Ottawa Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Saturday night. Zibanejad's score made it 2-1 in the third round of the shootout and Steven Stamkos was unable to beat Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner on the Lightning's third attempt. Erik Karlsson and Mark Stone scored in regulation for the Senators...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Zibanejad, Legwand score late, Sens top Habs 4-2

MONTREAL (AP) Mika Zibanejad and David Legwand scored power-play goals in the third period to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 4-2 preseason victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. The Senators ended their preseason schedule at 4-3-0 while Montreal dropped to 4-2-1. Mike Hoffman scored in the first period and Curtis Lazar had an empty-net goal for Ottawa, which also...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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
August 18, 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

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

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

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

Ottawa Senators unwilling to trade top youngsters

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray has some excellent trade chips to spend at the trade deadline, if he so chooses.Rebuilding teams have great interest in young forwards Jakob Silfverberg and Mika Zibanejad, two emerging scoring line talents. Also, either Ben Bishop or Robin Lehner would offer much appeal should Murray elect to depart with one of his younger goaltenders...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Senators beat Devils in shootout

Mika Zibanejad scored the winner in the shootout to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday. Chris Phillips and Colin Greening also scored for the Senators, who got 32 saves from Ben Bishop. Captain Daniel Alfredsson also scored in the shootout for Ottawa. Andrei Loktionov and Marek Zidlicky scored for the Devils as Martin Brodeur faced 14 shots...
Via Fox Sports
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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