Senators Rumors & News

  • Boucher shuffling the deck to give the Sens a new look for Game 6

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators will have a different look to try to stave off elimination but coach Guy Boucher is still wrestling with a couple of different rosters. As the Senators prepare to face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, Boucher confirmed that Tommy Wingels..." May 23

  • Senators’ Burrows, Borowiecki to miss Game 6 vs. Penguins

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators will be without forward Alex Burrows and defenceman Mark Borowiecki as they face possible elimination against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final Tuesday night. Burrows missed Games 4 and 5 of the series due to a lower-body injury suffered in..." May 23

  • Sens owner: ‘very disturbing’ that tonight’s game may not sell out

    Ottawa Sun "Like everybody else across the National Hockey League, Eugene Melnyk is mystified. The Ottawa Senators are only two wins away from a trip to the Stanley Cup final but, as they prepare for Tuesday's Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the club’s owner is..." May 23

  • No update on Penguins’ Wilson after hit to the head from Senators’ Wingels

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan didn’t have an update on forward Scott Wilson, after he was seen heading to the dressing room before the end of Sunday’s game. Wilson was on the receiving end of an elbow to the head from Ottawa forward Tommy Wingels." May 22

  • Karlsson, Brassard and Ceci all good to go in Game 6 for Senators

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trailing by five goals entering the third period on Sunday evening, Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher decided he was going to shorten his bench and protect some of his most important players from further injury. So defensemen Erik Karlsson and Cody Ceci, as well as forward Derick Brassard, were..." May 22

  • No hearing scheduled for Wingels after Wilson headshot

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa forward Tommy Wingels doesn’t have a disciplinary hearing scheduled for his late game headshot on Pittsburgh’s Scott Wilson, an NHL spokesman confirmed. The incident occurred with seconds remaining in the Penguins’ 7-0 Game 5 win on Sunday afternoon. Wingels wasn’t penalized on the play,..." May 22

  • The Penguins are back to being the Penguins, and the Sens are in trouble

    Ottawa Citizen "The weapon backfired. We regret to inform you the patient is now on life support and is not expected to survive the week. All that rest the Senators were able to get from days off between games didn’t help them track down the puck inside their blue line for a full 82 seconds before the..." May 22

  • Sens' Boucher: Everyone 'on the planet' knows Pens are better team

    The Comeback "The Pittsburgh Penguins made a big statement on Sunday, crushing the Ottawa Senators by a lopsided 7-0 score to grab a big Game 5 win and a 3-2 series lead. There were plenty of talking points following the game, including why Senators coach Guy Boucher kept changing goalies during his team’s..." May 22

  • Mark Borowiecki, Alexandre Burrows could return for Senators in Game 5 "Defenseman Mark Borowiecki and forward Alexandre Burrows could return to the Ottawa Senators lineup for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports). The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2 after the Penguins'..." May 21

  • Erik Karlsson leaves Game 5, does not return for third period

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nothing has gone right for the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. Not only were they trailing by five goals to start the third period, but they also lost superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson late in the second period. He did not return for the start of the third period. Karlsson has been bothered by a..." May 21

  • Senators’ Chris Neil reflects on playoff run, long life in hockey

    Sportsnet "Chris Neil was beneath the stands at the Canadian Tire Centre as his Ottawa Senators took on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final. The 37-year-old enforcer watched on a television in the weight room with the team’s other healthy scratches, working to keep his body game-ready —..." May 20

  • NHL announces Stanley Cup Final dates

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the dates for the Stanley Cup Final with Game 1 officially set for May 29. Home-ice advantage will be determined by which team recorded the most regular season points. If the Pittsburgh Penguins (111) make it to the final they are guaranteed to host Game 1. The only..." May 20

  • Sens' Borowiecki out. Burrows a GTD

    TSN "Mark Borowiecki was on the ice for Friday's optional skate, but his return will not come in Game 4 Borowiecki said there's "still a little bit to go" in his recovery before he can play and admitted he suffered a setback since the first round injury. Borowiecki has been out since Game 2 of..." May 19

  • How superstar Sidney Crosby is being shut down by the Senators

    ESPN "On some level, Sidney Crosby understood the challenges that come with trying to captain a team to a second consecutive Stanley Cup. Having already gone through it once, he grasped that his team would need luck. The Pittsburgh Penguins would need bounces. They'd have to have a singular..." May 19

  • Penguins even series with 1-0 win on Kessel's goal

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Phil Kessel, sniper by reputation, had gone three games with no points, and he had just one point, a goal, in his previous five games. So after the Pittsburgh right winger scored the lone goal at 13:05 of the third period Monday to give the Penguins a 1-0 victory over the..." May 16

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Bobby Ryan finally ‘getting a reward’ after a difficult regular season

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a difficult regular season that included injury, time as a healthy scratch and underwhelming offensive production, Bobby Ryan has emerged as a pivotal contributor to the Ottawa Senators during the playoffs. In 13 post-season games, Ryan has five goals and 11 points. He had only 13 goals..." May 14

  • Ryan, Senators shock Penguins in Game 1 of East final

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The regular season was a bundle of frustration for Ottawa winger Bobby Ryan. He was snakebitten. He was hurt. He's exorcizing all of that in the playoffs. "It felt great obviously to come through in an important and crucial moment," Ryan said Saturday night after he..." May 13

  • 2017 NHL Conference Finals are the league’s weakest playoff slate in years

    The Comeback "The NHL Conference Finals start Friday, which is usually a pretty exciting time for hockey fans. The Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks face off in the west, while in the east, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators are matched up. This year may be no different for most, but I can’t quite..." May 13

  • Western Conference finals tickets more than twice cost of East

    CBS Sports "The Eastern Conference finals tout the NHL's defending Stanley Cup champions in the Pittsburgh Penguins, but it's the Western Conference showdown that figures to be reeling in the dough at the gate. Tickets for the Nashville Predators-Anaheim Ducks series, according to TickPick, average nearly..." May 13

  • Justin Trudeau Urges Montreal And Toronto NHL Fans To Support Ottawa Senators

    Complex "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday he plans to temporarily set aside his allegiance to his beloved Montreal Canadiens so he can cheer on the Ottawa Senators this weekend, urging fellow hockey fans across the country to join him. "I think all Canadians will be rooting for the final..." May 12

  • Penguins captain Crosby recalls rivalry with Senators

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "What are the greatest rivalries of Sidney Crosby's career? The intrastate blood feud with the Philadelphia Flyers? The perennial showdown with Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals? The Stanley Cup Final matchups with the Detroit Red Wings? Yes, yes and yes, of course, but ask Crosby, and..." May 12

  • Ottawa Senators Fans Celebrate in Streets While Obeying All Traffic Laws

    The Big Lead "The Ottawa Senators beat the New York Rangers on Tuesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. To celebrate the 4-2 series win, Senators fans took to the streets – as long as the traffic signals allowed them to do so. This confirms that Ottawa, Ontario..." May 10

  • Erik Karlsson was reportedly seen limping after Game 6

    Pro Hockey Talk "Great sports performances can become mythologized when a player fights through injuries. Kirk Gibson’s home run was basically a sappy Hollywood baseball movie come to life. Patrice Bergeron was just one of the many hockey players who’ve won big despite jarring injuries. Curt Schilling may or..." May 10

  • Karlsson helps Senators eliminate Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher said his team has learned from every game throughout the postseason. Those lessons were on display Tuesday night as the Senators advanced to their first conference final since 2007. Erik Karlsson once again played like an MVP, registering a..." May 09

  • The two sides of the Chris Neil debate

    TSN "History has a way of repeating itself. Once again, the Ottawa Senators have a 3-2 series lead over the New York Rangers after a Game 5 victory. And just like the 2012 playoff series between these teams, the head coach of the Ottawa Senators has an intriguing lineup decision to make heading into..." May 08

  • How the Senators have been able to keep their unlikely season alive

    Sportsnet "The season could have ended right here, right now. Done and buried. Were it not for a 6-on-5 goal scored with Craig Anderson on the bench last weekend, and another here on a heart-stopping Saturday afternoon, we would be writing obituaries about the 2016-17 Ottawa Senators. Instead, after..." May 07

  • Senators dress Chris Neil for added toughness against Rangers in Game 5

    Sportsnet "The third period of Game 4 between the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers saw the two teams combine for 78 penalty minutes. As a response to this, Ottawa head coach Guy Boucher is putting Chris Neil into the lineup to inject some extra muscle for Saturday’s Game 5. Neil is replacing an..." May 06

  • Turris' second effort lifts Senators to OT win vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Near the end of two lopsided thrashings at Madison Square Garden, Kyle Turris was physically abused by the New York Rangers. On Saturday at Canadian Tire Centre, Turris struck back. Turris, Ottawa's top producing center during the regular season, found the back of the net at..." May 06

  • Erik Karlsson will play for Senators in Game 5 vs. Rangers "Defenseman Erik Karlsson will be in the lineup for the Ottawa Senators for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the New York Rangers at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday (3 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports), coach Guy Boucher said. Boucher said there will be no limitations on..." May 06

  • Lindberg scores twice as Rangers rout Senators

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In a second straight dominating performance, the New York Rangers defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. The best-of-seven playoff series is even at two games apiece, with Game 5 set for..." May 05

  • Erik Karlsson leaves Game 4 with apparent leg injury; Senators hopeful he can play in Game 5 "It was a sight to strike fear in the heart of anyone who cares about the Ottawa Senators. Their captain, Erik Karlsson, was wincing on the bench at the end of the second period, clearly in pain. The defenseman went to the locker room and did not return. That was the end of the night for the..." May 05

  • Rangers ‘just wanted it more than us,’ says Sens coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators didn’t lose their structure against the New York Rangers. They lost their desperation to win. That’s how Ottawa coach Guy Boucher saw last night’s 4-1 loss at MSG. The Rangers dominated from the very beginning. It was 2-0 after 20 minutes, and the Sens could not battle..." May 03

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • Rangers get back in series with dominating win vs. Sens

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Conceding a late goal in Game 1. Giving up two late goals in Game 2 and another in overtime. The New York Rangers would be hard-pressed to find more crushing ways to drop the first two games of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Ottawa Senators. Facing the..." May 02

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • Karlsson showing hockey world what Senators fans always knew

    Sportsnet "It’s difficult to imagine that a two-time Norris Trophy winner and three-time All-Star would need to have their reputation burnished any further. But with his performance in these Stanley Cup Playoffs, Erik Karlsson is taking his moment in the national spotlight to raise his standing even..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • MacArthur says he's good to go in Game 3 against Rangers

    Ottawa Citizen "Clarke MacArthur appreciated everybody’s concern Saturday afternoon. He wants everyone to know he’s fine. After leaving the club’s 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 2 at the Canadian Tire Centre early, MacArthur was back on the ice Monday morning for the club’s skate and he..." May 01

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Senators’ Clarke MacArthur leaves Game 2 vs. Rangers

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators forward Clarke MacArthur left Game 2 against the New York Rangers in the second period. MacArthur recorded one shot on 7:29 minutes of ice time before leaving the game after an open-ice hit from Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh. The news does not bode well for MacArthur who only..." April 29

  • Pageau's 4th goal lifts Senators in 2nd OT

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau was worried about his pregame routine before Saturday's 3 p.m. start at Canadian Tire Centre. "I thought I ate too much," the Ottawa Senators center said. "I had two chicken parm." Turns out it gave Pageau lots of energy as the Ottawa native capped a..." April 29

  • Karlsson nets winner as Sens edge Rangers in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- It took the Ottawa Senators 33 shots to get one goal on Henrik Lundqvist, and then a shot from behind the goal line and off his head to finally beat him. Erik Karlsson was merely trying to get the puck in the vicinity of the New York Rangers net when he took a shot from the..." April 27

  • Craig Anderson celebrates win with wife Nicholle, who is battling cancer

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson had someone special cheering him on in the stands on Sunday. Anderson’s wife Nicholle, who is battling a rare form of head and neck cancer, hinted on Twitter Saturday that she was feeling spontaneous, leading many fans to believe she was planning to..." April 25

  • Anderson, Cogliano, Ryan named Bill Masterton Trophy finalists "Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano and Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan were named finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Monday. The award is given to the player who exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and..." April 25

  • Senators’ Stalberg game-time decision for Game 6; Wideman out

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators forward Viktor Stalberg is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is a game-time decision for Game 6 against the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Stalberg has two assists through the first five games of the playoffs and on two occasions he has racked up more than 15 minutes of ice time...." April 23

  • Bruins stay alive with 2 OT win over Senators

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Rookie Sean Kuraly was re-inserted into the Boston Bruins lineup on Friday because, in the words of coach Bruce Cassidy, "He's good at getting on pucks." As it turns out, he's also pretty good at putting them in the net in clutch situations. Kuraly scored twice in Friday's..." April 22

  • Burns, Hedman, Karlsson named Norris Trophy finalists

    Sportsnet "The NHL announced the three finalists for the Norris Trophy Friday, awarded to the defenceman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. This year’s finalists are: San Jose’s Brent Burns, Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman, and Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson. Burns..." April 22

  • Senators take command of series with Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Special players tend to do special things at special times. Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is a special player. Wednesday night, Karlsson shot a puck intentionally wide to the right of Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask. Bobby Ryan, in behind rookie defenseman..." April 19