Maple Leafs-Senators Preview

Backed by solid goaltending and a bend-but-not-break defensive effort, the Ottawa Senators are one of the league's biggest surprises as they try to extend their best start in seven years. That's a trend they hope to continue against the Toronto Maple Leafs, who look to build on a balanced scoring outburst. As they host the first round of the Battle of Ontario, the Senators...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seantors edge out Blue Jackets

The trip from healthy scratch to hero didn't take Mike Hoffman long. The Senators' winger stole the show with a two-point effort -- including the winner -- as Ottawa stretched its winning streak to four straight with a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hoffman, who missed a penalty shot early in the first, made up for it by backhanding home the third period winner...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hoffman leads Senators past Blue Jackets, 3-2

OTTAWA (AP) -- Mike Hoffman made up for missing a penalty shot by scoring the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Jackets on Saturday night. David Legwand and Erik Karlsson also scored and Robin Lehner stopped 38 shots to help Ottawa get its fourth straight win after losing its opener. Nick Foligno and David...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators knock off Tampa Bay in shootout

The Swedes were sweet Saturday night for the Senators. Goaltender Robin Lehner kept them in the game, captain Erik Karlsson got them back in it and then with a Hockey Night in Canada audience watching Mika Zibanejad scored the shootout winner. The Senators are on the board for 2014-15 season after Zibanejad scored in the skills contest to give Ottawa a 3-2 victory over the Tampa...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lehner gets Game 2 start for Ottawa Senators

Senators coach Paul MacLean was tight-lipped about making changes but he did confirm one big one Saturday night. He won't waste any time giving Robin Lehner his first start of the season. No, it doesn't have anything to do with the way Craig Anderson played in making 34 stops in a 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators Thursday, but MacLean is making the switch anyway.
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators backup goalie Lehner to get more ice time

Craig Anderson is No. 1 with a bullet beside his name. As the Senators prepare to open the season against the Nashville Predators Thursday at Bridgestone Arena, coach Paul MacLean didn't name his starter, but all signs point to Anderson. Before the Senators packed their bags and left Ottawa Tuesday, MacLean noted backup Robin Lehner is going to get more playing time -- including...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators face uncertainties after key departures

On the final day of Ottawa's season, coach Paul MacLean stood before the assembled media and acknowledged the obvious: Almost everything that could go wrong did, and across-the-board improvements were imperative. ''I think in the National Hockey League you have to play well enough, long enough to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs,'' MacLean said. ''...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

NCC Looking to Redevelop LeBreton Flats

In case you did not hear the big news yesterday, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is inviting and encouraging the private sector to submit plans to develop land at LeBreton Flats for the purpose of putting a signature attraction in the area adjacent to the Canadian War Museum. Via the NCC’s website: The National Capital Commission (NCC) is seeking innovative proposals for...
Via The 6th Sens
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Goalie Competition Good For The Senators?

The Ottawa Senators just inked two goalies in the past month, each with a three-year contract. Veteran Craig Anderson signed his extension, which leaves him playing until the 2017-2018 season with a $12.6 million dollar extension. Anderson, 33, had a tough last season as his .911 save percentage (out of  53 games) left him ranking 34th among eligible NHL goalies. Robin Lehner...
Via Beyond The Benches
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

All Lehner wants is a fair chance

Gone are the days when Robin Lehner would boldly declare that he was hunting down Craig Anderson for ownership of the Ottawa Senators crease. His attitude now is to let the best man win the net. “Craig is a very good goalie, but I just want a fair chance,” Lehner said Wednesday after visiting with hockey campers and signing several hundred autographs at the Bell Sensplex. “If...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Eugene Melnyk Hints at Another Contract Extension?

Breaking news regarding Ottawa’s impending 2015 UFAs is nothing new for Eugene Melnyk. After announcing hast week on TSN 1200 the Senators owner announced that the Senators had re-signed Clarke MacArthur to a five-year contract extension, Melnyk hinted this morning that more news was coming down the pipeline. Will be another great day for the @senators! Busy, busy summer… ...
Via The 6th Sens
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospecting with Pronman: Reveals Top 100 Drafted NHL Prospects

Prawnman!   Finally, we’re into the portion of the summer in which highly respected prognosticators reveal their lists of things having to do with the NHL and people just love lists that they can breakdown and analyze and dissect with their fellow friends and fans. Today ESPN Insider’s Corey Pronman revealed (note: paywall) his list of the top 100 drafted NHL prospects for...
Via The 6th Sens
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sens to begin work on new Anderson contract

Looks as though Ottawa wants to keep the Craig Anderson-Robin Lehner goalie tandem together for a while. Having already locked up Lehner to a three-year extension, assistant GM Pierre Dorion will now get to work on an extension for Anderson, the Ottawa Sun reports: Speaking in a conference call after signing Lehner to a deal that will pay him an average of $2.275 million per-season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators working to keep MacArthur, Ryan

The work is not done for Bryan Murray and the Senators. Not only did the Senators GM get a deal in place for backup Robin Lehner during a lunch Wednesday in Ottawa with representatives of Newport Sports, Murray also went to work on keeping two of his big free agents in the fold. While Newport's Craig Oster represents Lehner, Murray also took the chance to speak with Newport...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Lehner Contract, 2015 UFAs, Budgets, Chiasson Dominance

Last week the Senators disclosed that they would be meeting with the representatives from the Newport Sports Management to discuss contract extensions for a number of key players and for the better part of this week, news on this front has been relatively non-existent… until today when Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion conducted a series of interviews with the media...
Via The 6th Sens
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators News: Robin Lehner Gets Three Years

Ottawa's goaltending future is here to stay.#480673303 / gettyimages.comThe Ottawa Senators have a made an exciting announcement,BREAKING: #Sens agree to terms with goaltender Robin Lehner on a three-year contract.— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) July 31, 2014The new contract for #Sens Lehner has an AAV of $2.225M ($1.5M, $2.025M, $3.15M) #TheLehner— Ottawa Senators (@Senators...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Three-Year Contract For Robin Lehner In Ottawa

OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today that the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Robin Lehner on a three-year contract. Lehner, 23, set a new career high in playing 36 National Hockey League games last season while establishing a new personal best in victories with a record of 12-15-6. He also set a personal and franchise high with 53 saves...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Crossroads: Contract Negotiations Update with Lehner and Impending 2015 UFAs

Finally, some Ottawa Senators news! At the media’s reveal of the new Sens House Bar and Grill on Thursday– the bar will open to the public on Monday, July 28 – majestic photos of Alex Chiasson were taken(and he bears a striking resemblance to actor Jamie Bamber from Battlestar Galactica fame, I might add) and word trickled out that the Senators were ready to get moving on contract...
Via The 6th Sens
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators News: Robin Lehner's "close to deal"

Robin Lehner's coming back the nation's capitol, he knows for how long but not the price.#480673303 / gettyimages.comAccording to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,The #Sens are closing in on a deal with Robin Lehner. Agreed on term. Have to work out money.— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) July 24, 2014With incumbent starter Craig Anderson still on the books for another season...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Andy!

This is definitely not as big of a story at the start of the off season, but it has been a thought that I have seen being mentioned.   TRADE ANDY! Don Brennan (Ottawa Sun) wrote the following article on it. This was one of Brennan's better articles and one I agree with. Here are some quotes from Brennan's article by Brian Murray. "I still think to be a good team...
April 24, 2014  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers can’t clinch, fall to Ottawa

The Rangers blew a golden opportunity to clinch a playoff spot last night, falling to the Ottawa Senators by a score of 3-2. Robin Lehner was the difference maker for the Sens, stopping 41 shots, including seven shot attempts in the final three minutes to keep the Rangers from getting that nice “X” next to […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators keep Rangers from clinching playoff spot

NEW YORK (AP) Robin Lehner made 41 saves and held off a furious late push by New York to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory that prevented the Rangers from clinching an Eastern Conference playoff berth on Saturday night.
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Robin Lehner’s piranha are named after Ottawa beat writers

It’s always interesting seeing what sort of relationship a player has with the various local reporters in charge of covering their team. Most players and reporters seem to have a fairly respectful relationship, with both sides reaching a mutual agreement on boundaries and confidentiality. In other cases, reporters develop a pretty bad reputation for latching on to information or...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators goalie Robin Lehner battled through struggles like a No. 1

If there was any good to come out of the injury to Craig Anderson during a critical stretch for the Senators, it's that his backup was able to be himself again. And for Robin Lehner, being himself means not being a backup. Lehner has never played second fiddle to another goalie on the same team in his life, but this season, his first full season in the NHL, he had to assume...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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