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SENATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ottawa faces tough road-map to pull off the upset

The Senators escaped elimination with a 1-0 win over the Canadiens in Game 4 on Wednesday, but if they want to come back from a 3-0 series deficit to advance to the next round, they will need a series of nuances to go their way. Bleacher Report writer Dave Lozo listed all of the improbable events the Senators would require for a series win, and his list looks difficult.First, Lozo...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Hoffman, Anderson help Senators stay alive, top Canadiens in Game 4

  Mike Hoffman scored midway through the third period and the Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 on Wednesday night to avoid elimination. Craig Anderson made 28 saves to help the Senators' cut Montreal's lead to 3-1 in the Eastern Conference first-round series. Carey Price stopped 31 shots for the Canadiens. Game 5 is Friday night in Montreal. Senators coach Dave Cameron...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Hoffman, the “Defensive Liability”

COLUMBUS, OH – JANUARY 24: Remember when Bobby Ryan #6 of the Ottawa Senators and Mike Hoffman #68 of the Ottawa Senators used to play together? (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) If there one recurring complaint concerning Dave Cameron’s coaching decisions down the stretch, it involves his decision to diminish Mike Hoffman’s role by relegating him to the fourth line. In case...
Via The 6th Sens
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hammond passed over for Game 4 start

The biggest question ahead of Wednesday night's Game 4 between the Senators and Canadiens was who would get the start in net: new sensation Andrew Hammond or old stand-by Craig Anderson. Sens fans got their answer Wednesday morning, as coach Dave Cameron revealed it would be Anderson in net for the biggest game of the season."I don't make any decision lightly," Cameron told the...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Craig Anderson should get the start for Ottawa in Game 4

There’s little doubt the presence of Andrew Hammond in between the pipes was what helped give the Ottawa Senators a playoff spot this season. The Hamburglar put up out-of-this-world statistics in his 24 games played this year, posting a .941 save percentage and a 1.79 goals against average with just one regular season loss under his belt. However, […] The post Craig Anderson...
Via Along the Boards
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Phillips to Have Back Surgery

OTTAWA, ON – OCTOBER 25: Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators skates with the puck against the New Jersey Devils during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on October 25, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)   Addressing the media on the team’s off-day, Dave Cameron dropped an interesting nugget of information pertaining...
Via The 6th Sens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators’ season in jeopardy after 2-1 OT loss

To say things are looking bad for the Ottawa Senators right now would be a gross understatement. After holding a 1-0 lead over the Montreal Canadiens for the majority of game three of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Dale Weise struck twice for the visitors — including potting the game winner 8:47 into the overtime period — […] The post Ottawa Senators’ season in jeopardy after...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators miss second opportunity in Montreal

The Ottawa Senators have, yet again, dug themselves another hole that may end up being their demise. Alex Galchenyuk’s extra frame goal at 3:40 of the first overtime has put the Montreal Canadiens up 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. Although the Senators once again clawed back, sticking to their no-nonsense approach by out-hitting and trying to press […] The post Ottawa Senators...
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators' Chris Neil warns P.K. Subban to keep his head up

The Ottawa Senators will lose some talent if Mark Stone can’t go Friday night, but they’ll likely get a little bit tougher. Stone’s availability for Game 2 of the first-round Stanley Cup playoffs series vs. the Montreal Canadiens is unknown after he suffered a microfracture in his right wrist from a P.K. Subban slash in Game 1. Subban was ejected but won’t be suspended...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators GM: Subban threatened Stone before slash

  The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators are extending their series off the ice and engaging in a war of words.   The Canadiens and Senators renewed their rivalry Wednesday night in a thrilling 4-3 win for the Canadiens. The game’s outcome might have been overshadowed some by P.K. Subban’s ejection which followed his slash of budding Sens star Mark Stone. The...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators rookie Mark Stone suffers water bottle snafu (Video)

Ottawa Senators rookie right winger Mark Stone had a rough night Wednesday during Game 1 of their playoff series against Montreal. Not only did Stone take a slash on the wrist in the first period from Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, but by the time the third period came around, he had seemingly forgotten how to drink from a water bottle. GIF: Mark Stone DERP. pic.twitter.com/Iq8v25uFcX—...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators’ Rookie Trio has Them Poised for Playoff Success

Goaltender Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche plays for the puck against Mark Stone #61 of the Ottawa Senators at the Pepsi Center on January 8, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images) After an unbelievable run that saw the Ottawa Senators climb out of the league basement and into contender status, the Sens are set to begin their first...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How Does Andrew Hammond Compare to Other Playoff Goalies?

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Midnight Will Arrive Early for Cinderella Ottawa Senators

View image | gettyimages.com The Ottawa Senators were a long shot for the post season around the All-Star break. In fact, with a little less than a quarter of the season remaining, the smart money was on the Sens having an early golf season. An impressive, if not incredible, run of 15 wins in the last 20 games changed the Senators’ fate and more importantly, the hopes of fans...
Via Beyond The Benches
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Sportsnet withhold a conclusive replay angle to fuel a controversy and get clicks?

Canada’s national NHL rightsholder is doing damage control after releasing the definitive angle of a controversial play two days after it took place. With the Ottawa Senators’ playoff hopes hanging in the balance, defenseman Marc Methot came within inches of winning Sunday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, firing a shot through the crease but inches wide of the net in...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Confirms Marc Methot’s Shot In OT Didn’t Cross Goal Line In Leafs-Senators

The Ottawa Senators lost a crucial point in the Eastern Conference playoff race Sunday night when they fell 2-1 in a shootout to the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, at one point in overtime, Senators defenseman Marc Methot unleashed a shot that beat Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. The puck appeared to go wide of the net as it bounced off the end boards into the corner. TSN’s...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators to fans: Stop throwing hamburgers on the ice

Ottawa Senators fans have started a unique trend over the past few weeks to celebrate their goalie’s incredible stretch of play. It involves throwing hamburgers onto the ice. Senators goalie Andrew “The Hamburglar” Hammond has his team clinging to the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference playoff standings with his 14-0-1 hot streak. During that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Hammond continues historic run for Ottawa Senators

If the Senators make the playoffs this season, February 18th should become an official holiday for the city of Ottawa. Why February 18th? Because, on that day a 27 year old Bowling Green graduate from White Rock, British Columbia named Andrew Hammond became the starting goaltender for the Ottawa Senators. Andrew Hammond holds up a hamburger that had been tossed onto the ice following...
Via isportsweb.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

NHLer nicknamed 'Hamburglar' receives free McDonald's for life

Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond has been given the nickname “The Hamburglar,” mostly because his mask features Alfred E. Neuman dressed up as the infamous burger pilferer on his mask. The moniker has since then took off due to his stellar play between the pipes this season, going to 10-0-1 record in 12 appearances while...Read More The post NHL goalie nicknamed ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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