The only consolation for the Ottawa Senators — and it’s small consolation, indeed — is that the Toronto Maple Leafs can’t catch them in the standings when the Battle of Ontario resumes tonight at Scotiabank Place.
By Wayne Scanlan To the average hockey fan, the New York Islanders evoke a certain image: Eccentric management operating a losing team out of an ancient arena. From within, John Tavares holds a different view, having staked out a loyalist position. Tavares, the 21-year-old face of this long-troubled franchise, sees a promising young team with [...]
By Allen Panzeri BOSTON – Craig Anderson will be in net and Brian Lee will be the healthy scratch on defence as the Ottawa Senators play their 53rd game of the season tonight against the Boston Bruins. The Senators will be trying to snap a three-game losing streak. The Bruins will be also trying to [...]
By Ken Warren Jesse Winchester isn’t about to circle any dates on the calendar, aiming for a target date to return from his concussion. The last time he did that, he says, “it didn’t work out well”. Just the same, he finally had reason to smile Monday, joining his teammates for practice for the first [...]
It’s been a surprisingly good year for the Ottawa Senators. But even though Ottawa has climbed to fourth place in the Eastern Conference, there is still almost 40 per cent of the season left to play. So while Ottawa is clearly in the hunt, most people would consider the Senators a long way from clinching a playoff berth.