After the magic of All Star Weekend, it’s time for the Ottawa Senators to get back to business.
First up, a rematch of Team Alfredsson vs. Team Chara. Only difference is this time the stakes are a little bit higher. The Senators are in Boston tonight to take on the division leading Boston Bruins in a game that features the top two teams in the Northeast Division.
(UPDATE 4:00 PM)- Peter Regin has put off shoulder surgery long enough. After attempting to go the rehab route, Regin has finally decided to have season ending surgery. He's looking at a recovery period of 4-6 months.
After an entertaining night at Casino Lac Lemay the stage is now set for All Star Weekend.
Daniel Alfredsson and Zdeno Chara made their selections last night in front of an energetic crowd in the second annual All Star Fantasy Draft. Now that we know who is on what team, it's pretty obvious who the home town favourites will be this weekend.
Walking around in downtown Ottawa this morning, there is an undeniable buzz in the air.
All Star Weekend is finally here and it all kicks off with tonight’s event being hosted at the Casino Lac Lemay. Daniel Alfredsson and Zdeno Chara will go head to head as they pick their teams for this weekend’s festivities. All the action begins at 8:00 PM on TSN.
52 games down for the Ottawa Senators. 30 to go.
As the Ottawa Senators get set to host the rest of the league at this weekend's All Star Game, fans have already started to look at and talk about the stretch drive that awaits this team after the fun and festivities this weekend.
For the third straight game on this road trip, the Sens looked flat and struggled to find their legs for large portions of the game.
Reality is the Senators played well enough to grab an important point tonight but had it taken away when Nick Foligno was called for goalie interference on a tying goal by Alfredsson. The end result was a 3-2 Coyotes win and a disappointing loss heading in the NHL All Star Break.
With the Senators losing back to back games in Anaheim and Los Angeles, the final game before the NHL All Star Break has taken on some extra significance.
The Sens will look to end their short slide and head into the break on a positive note. The game will also be the first that Kyle Turris has played in Phoenix since a bitter contract dispute and eventual trade to the Ottawa Senators.
Not even Craig Anderson could save the Senators in Los Angeles.
The Sens were outplayed for large portions of the game, Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick made big stops when he had to and the home side cruised to 4-1 win. No time for the Sens to dwell on this loss as they are in Phoenix tomorrow night.
After falling at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday afternoon, the Sens now have two more games lined up on Monday and Tuesday of this week before breaking for the NHL All Star Game.
First up- the surging Los Angeles Kings tonight at 10:30 PM. The Senators will then close out their pre- All Star schedule with a Tuesday night game against the slumping Phoenix Coyotes.
The red hot Ottawa Senators continue their West coast swing this afternoon when they visit the surging Anaheim Ducks.
The Sens are 8-1-1 in their last ten and are fresh off an impressive win against the power house San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. The Ducks are coming off an equally convincing 6-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday.