Author Archive | Ken Warren

PITTSBURGH – Pick your poison, Stephane Da Costa. As eye-opening experiences go, the Ottawa Senators’ 22-year-old rookie centre is in for a dandy here Friday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He’ll be matched up against either Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin or Jordan Staal, the young stars who make up the most impressive trio of centres in [...]

Shoot the puck. Go to the net. Screen the goalie. Bang in the rebounds. The way Jason Spezza sees it, scoring on the power play really is simple. “We’ve got to get a little bit more of a shooters’ mentality, make sure we have a body in front of the net,” said Spezza, talking about [...]

On the scale of grand NHL comebacks, Matt Carkner’s imminent return ranks only slightly below Sidney Crosby’s spellbinding comeback Monday, following his 10-month absence due to a concussion. In case you were visiting a remote island and somehow missed it, Crosby scored two goals and two assists in the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-0 win over the [...]

Welcome to the oddest stretch of the Ottawa Senators season. They’ve got one game left on the season-high six-game road stretch, but it’s not quite so harrowing as that might suggest. They’re back at home, enjoying a rare five days off between games – the only longer layoff is for the All-Star Game – before [...]

Mark Stone has put up some impressive numbers so far this year, but he knows that’s only one part of the big picture in his dream to play in the National Hockey League. The 19-year-old captain of the Brandon Wheat Kings racked up 19 goals and 27 assists — 46 points in his first 22 games — to lead the entire Canadian Hockey League in scoring. The right winger is also one of the Ottawa Senators’ most enticing young prospects.