Pittsburgh Penguins vs Ottawa Senators - No Hate Yet, But Is It Coming?
By the time game 4 rolled around in round 1, the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens despised each other.
Tue May 21, 2013
Penguins Notebook: Neil hits back at Orpik, sort of
Rugged winger Chris Neil dished out 10 hits in Ottawa's 2-1 double-overtime victory Sunday night against the Penguins, but one he took from Brooks Orpik in the corner sent him off the ice in the second overtime.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Globe and Mail
MacGregor: Spezza returns and finds his karma
Ottawa Senators Jason Spezza takes part in a team practice in Ottawa Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Sun May 19, 2013
Don Cherry says NHLers 'nuts' to play in hockey worlds
Canada's Eric Staal lies injured on the ice after a hit by Sweden's Alexander Edler at the world hockey championships on Thursday.
Sat May 18, 2013
Penguins eye fresh approach
The Penguins expect exactly that tonight from the Ottawa Senators, back home inside Scotiabank Place as the series shifts north of the Canadian border for Games 3 and 4. The Penguins plan to play with their own brand of desperation.
Wed May 15, 2013
The Globe and Mail
Senators stumble out of gate with 4-1 loss to Penguins
Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil attempts to check Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby during the first period of Game 1 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final hockey game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 14, 2013.
Tue May 14, 2013
NHL playoffs: Best of Tuesday
Ottawa Senators pest Chris Neil is nasty and a pain to play against, but it looks like Brooks Oprik found a way to one-up him during Game 1, which the Penguins won 4-1 at Consol Energy Center.
Mendes: Cup curse a cautionary tale
By dispatching the Montreal Canadiens in five games last week, the Ottawa Senators broke a long-standing curse on Canadian NHL teams: It marked the first time a Canadian squad has won a playoff series after reaching the Stanley Cup final in the new millennium.
Are the Ottawa Senators "Canada's Team?" I'll take a pass.
The Ottawa Senators are the only Canadian team left in the NHL playoffs. That's a fun fact fans of the team can brag about to the six other teams in Canada.
Mon May 13, 2013
Cook: Cooke won't let Ottawa influence his focus
So what is like to be called a "goon" by an opposing owner and told that you have no place in the NHL? To show up in an opposing building in front of hundreds of fans holding up most-wanted posters with your picture on them? To be a constant target for opposing players, looking to take you out with a big hit, clean or otherwise? "I try not to think ... (more)
Breaking Down Senators vs Penguins: The Forwards
After reviewing the goaltenders and the defensemen involved in the round 2 series between the Penguins and Senators, and giving the Sens an edge in both areas, what will the forward matchup look like? Jan 27, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby skates in front of Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson and checked by ... (more)
Sun May 12, 2013
Pens vs Sens: Rivalry Renewed
Greetings all, I hope you've enjoyed mothers day weekend, and the brief respite from playoff hockey related cardiovascular problems.
Sat May 11, 2013
Senators will face top-seeded Penguins in second round
Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil punches Pittsburgh Penguins' Brooks Orpik during the first period of NHL hockey action at Scotiabank Place Monday, April 22, 2013.
Wed May 08, 2013
Ethiopian cafe celebrates Senators and all that is Canadian
As the Senators face off against the Canadiens in Game 5, and hundreds of thousands of fans cheer them on in Canada, one woman, laying on her bed in the dark on Ethiopia's night, will be listening intently to the game streamed live over the Internet, yelling just as loudly when the boys in red score a goal.
Canadiens not ready to call it a season
Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban insinuated Wednesday that the Ottawa Senators don't deserve to be ahead in this series based on their play.
Tue May 07, 2013
St. Petersburg Times
Senators push on, Habs on brink
Kyle Turris scored 2:32 into overtime, lifting the Senators past the Canadiens 3-2 Tuesday night to grab a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series.
Mon May 06, 2013
Therrien: Sens 'abused' Gallagher in Game 3
The war of words between Montreal and Ottawa continued on Monday, as Habs head coach Michel Therrien accused the Senators of abusing star rookie Brendan Gallagher in Sunday's 6-1 loss .
Albany Times Union
Senators pound Canadiens 6-1, take 2-1 series lead
Ottawa Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau, right, celebrates a goal on Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price as he holds his face after getting a high stick from P.K. Suban during the second period of game three of first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Canadiens vs Senators Video: 2 Line Fight Erupts in Playoff Battle
In Game 3 of their first round series, the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators took their rivalry to another level with a brawl unlike anything we've seen this season.
Sun May 05, 2013
Round 1 Game 3 Preview: Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators
While you never want to lose a game in a playoff series, coming back to home ice with a series split still puts Ottawa in a favorable position.