Ottawa Turns Positive with Shutout Victory: How the Senators Have Battled Back from a Brutal Start
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Ottawa Turns Positive with Shutout Victory: How the Senators Have Battled Back from a Brutal Start

The Senators began this season with a record of 6-12-1. They ranked last in the league during late November, and there was slim hope of even sniffing the playoffs again. Just over one month later, Ottawa sits seven points behind the final post-season seed. They own a record of 18-17-3 and rank 20th in the…

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Is Signing Alex DeBrincat to a Mega-Extension Logical for the Senators? Contract Comparables and Why the Answer is Simple
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Is Signing Alex DeBrincat to a Mega-Extension Logical for the Senators? Contract Comparables and Why the Answer is Simple

The Senators were deemed winners of the 2022 off-season after acquiring Alex DeBrincat for an affordable cost. DeBrincat, 25, was brought in as a known 40-goal scorer. He is ranked among the top fifty NHL players by most reputable outlets. Though best known for his goal-scoring, DeBrincat is a complete player who can dish it…

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By the Numbers: How Tim Stützle is the Driving Force Behind Ottawa’s 5v5 Performance + How his Absence Hindered Them
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By the Numbers: How Tim Stützle is the Driving Force Behind Ottawa’s 5v5 Performance + How his Absence Hindered Them

The Senators have lost three games in a row after winning their previous four. They now sit eleven points behind the final wildcard seed, and twenty-sixth in the league. It's been a difficult season for Ottawa. The consistent positives have come from individual performances rather than the team who once carried great expectations. Tim Stützle…

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Senators Sign Artem Zub to Four-Year Extension: Initial Thoughts and Impact on the Team’s Future
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Senators Sign Artem Zub to Four-Year Extension: Initial Thoughts and Impact on the Team’s Future

A 5-1 loss on Tuesday was overshadowed by surprising news the following morning. The Senators agreed to a four-year contract extension with Artem Zub, carrying a value of $18.6 million ($4.6M annually). This was, perhaps, Ottawa's top priority off the ice. They are desperate for right-handed defenders and the position is becoming increasingly difficult to…

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Ottawa Earns First Shutout of Season: Key Numbers,  Clawing Back Into the Playoff Carousel and the Impact of Injuries
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Ottawa Earns First Shutout of Season: Key Numbers, Clawing Back Into the Playoff Carousel and the Impact of Injuries

The Senators earned another impressive victory on Monday, improving to 6-2-1 in their past nine games. Ottawa’s first shutout since January 25th came on the back of an elite goaltending performance. Cam Talbot didn’t have to ‘steal’ the game, but he provided a level of comfort that hasn’t been felt in a long time. The…

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Senators Defeat Predators: Key Numbers, Takeaways and How the Team is Beginning to Produce Results
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Senators Defeat Predators: Key Numbers, Takeaways and How the Team is Beginning to Produce Results

The Senators earned a 3-2 victory in Nashville on Saturday, improving their record to 5-2-1 over the last eight games. Ottawa is finally beginning to produce results to go with their impressive underlying numbers. A win against the Predators saw the club improve to 11-14-2 overall. They still sit nine points behind the final wildcard…

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Overachieves and Underachievers of the Season to Date: Who Do the Senators Need to See More From?
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Overachieves and Underachievers of the Season to Date: Who Do the Senators Need to See More From?

The Senators have been unable to sustain success for more than two games since winning four in a row early in the season. Despite earning four victories in their past six games, the club owns a disappointing record of 10-14-1 overall. They rank 27th in the league and ten points away from the final wildcard…

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Senators Win Four of Last Five Games: Key Trends, Takeaways and Looking Ahead to Dissect the State of Things
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Senators Win Four of Last Five Games: Key Trends, Takeaways and Looking Ahead to Dissect the State of Things

The Senators have won four of their last five games. The newly-resilient team responded to a frustrating loss to New York with consecutive victories. Their first back-to-back situation of the season was successful. These two wins felt different than the rest of Ottawa's season. They broke the recurring pattern of losses, which each featured the…

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