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  Encouraged by the victories over the Pittsburgh Penguins and Winnipeg Jets, Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray is cautiously optimistic that his team has what it takes to make the final push to make the playoffs. But Murray, speaking before Thursday night’s crucial match-up between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins, believed that 94 [...]

  First came the off-ice workout for the Ottawa Senators. Then came the 45-minute practice, followed by a resurfacing of the ice and yet another 45-minute skate. It wasn’t meant as punishment from coach Paul MacLean to his players. Rather, it was MacLean’s attempt to simulate the effort the players might exert during a 60-minute [...]

The Ottawa Senators have signed defenceman Chris Wideman, who was originally drafted by the team in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 2009 NHL entry draft. Wideman has just completed his fourth and final season with the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks, where he scored 12 goals, 83 assists and 191 penalty minutes in 163 career [...]