Positives to Draw from Ottawa’s Disappointing Start; Why They’re Better than Their Record Insinuates
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Positives to Draw from Ottawa’s Disappointing Start; Why They’re Better than Their Record Insinuates

The Senators rank 30th in the league through 11 games played. Their five game losing skid has ignited a new level of frustration amongst the fanbase. Unlike in years past, the team has failed to meet expectations. The frustration has already led to Pierre Dorion commenting on the status of D. J. Smith as head…

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The Rundown: More Adjustments Amidst Losing Skid, Little Room for Struggle and the Ryan Reynolds Rumour
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The Rundown: More Adjustments Amidst Losing Skid, Little Room for Struggle and the Ryan Reynolds Rumour

It's been a busy two days since Ottawa extended their three game skid in Tampa Bay. The Senators, stuck in a stacked conference, have fallen to last in the Atlantic and second last in the East. They sit just four points out of a playoff seeding, however, as the entire conference is close right now.…

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Adjustments After Two Losses: Looking Ahead, Necessary Changes and Gauging Expectations
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Adjustments After Two Losses: Looking Ahead, Necessary Changes and Gauging Expectations

The Senators dropped their second consecutive game on Saturday. Another painful loss saw them drop to 4-4-0, which ranks second last in a strong Eastern Conference. Florida's 57 shots tied for the highest in Ottawa's franchise history. It was the most shots they've ever conceded in regulation time. Anton Forsberg tied Robin Lehner (2013) for…

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Film Study: How Jake Sanderson Has Emerged as Ottawa’s Best Defenseman Through Seven Games
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Film Study: How Jake Sanderson Has Emerged as Ottawa’s Best Defenseman Through Seven Games

The Senators were criticized for selecting Jake Sanderson fifth overall two years ago. They chose Sanderson, a left defenseman, over the likes of Jamie Drysdale, Jack Quinn and Marco Rossi. Although it didn't present as a position of need at the time, Sanderson has emerged as a critical component of Ottawa's defense. Sanderson spent two…

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Josh Norris Out Long-Term: Impact of Injury and How the Senators Can Compete Without Him
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Josh Norris Out Long-Term: Impact of Injury and How the Senators Can Compete Without Him

The first bit of devastating news was delivered to Ottawa on Wednesday. Josh Norris, a 35-goal scorer last season, will miss at least three months and most likely the entire season. Norris suffered a left shoulder injury during Saturday's 6-2 victory over Arizona. After scoring earlier in that game, Norris took a faceoff awkwardly. His…

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Ottawa Wins Four in a Row: Analyzing Monday’s Victory and Reviewing the Film From Hellberg’s Debut
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Ottawa Wins Four in a Row: Analyzing Monday’s Victory and Reviewing the Film From Hellberg’s Debut

The Senators earned their fourth straight victory against Dallas on Monday. Ottawa handed a hot Stars team their first regulation loss of the season with a 4-2 decision. This was an important game for the home side. Dallas is the best team they've faced, entering the contest with a record of 4-0-1. The Stars' defensive…

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Ottawa Flips the Script: Takeaways from Game Four, Clips and How the Senators Rapidly Improved
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Ottawa Flips the Script: Takeaways from Game Four, Clips and How the Senators Rapidly Improved

The Senators broke even by defeating Washington on Thursday. Two losses to open the season were quickly negated by consecutive victories on home ice. The season is young, but the past two games were important for Ottawa. They began last season with a record of 3-9-1. Although the season was only thirteen games deep at…

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Ottawa Earns First Victory: Key Numbers, Takeaways and the Importance Behind This Win + Clips
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Ottawa Earns First Victory: Key Numbers, Takeaways and the Importance Behind This Win + Clips

The Senators put a winless start to the season behind them on Tuesday night. In an emotional return to home ice, the young group earned their first victory. A 7-5 decision against Boston was perhaps the most exciting game that a sold out crowd could have asked for. Ottawa's 0-2-0 record was undeserved. They outplayed…

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