NEW YORK (AP) — The Ottawa Senators took advantage of their chances on special teams against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
Brady Tkachuk had a goal and an assist and the Senators...
Tkachuk’s overtime goal leads Senators past Oilers 4-3
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ottawa coach Marc Crawford enjoys watching the type of game the Senators turned in Saturday.
Brady Tkachuk scored his second goal of the game 2:09 into overtime as...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — After giving up a two-goal lead in the third period, the New York Islanders were relieved to get the win in the shootout.
Teravainen scores twice, Hurricanes rally past Senators 4-1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators' penalty kill had been perfect through their last eight games. It fell short against the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes scored the winning goal on a two-man advantage and added another on the power play — all in the third period —in a 4-1 win over the Senators on Tuesday.
"Penalties killed us, plain and simple," Senators coach Guy Boucher said. "That's the game right there."
Hinostroza has 2 goals, assist as Coyotes top Senators 3-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Led by the line of Derek Stepan, Vinnie Hinostroza and Richard Panik, the Arizona Coyotes added another victory to their recent surge.
Hinostroza scored twice and had an assist to propel Arizona past the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Stepan also scored for the Coyotes, who are 6-1-1 in their last eight games. Darcy Kuemper stopped 25 shots.
Ryan, Stone lead Senators to 4-1 win over Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After their worst stretch of the season, the Ottawa Senators are beginning to play some of their best hockey.
Bobby Ryan and Mark Stone scored 13 seconds apart in the second period, and the Senators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 Friday night.
Magnus Paajarvi and Christian Wolanin also scored and Cody Ceci had two assists for Ottawa. The Senators have won four of five after an eight-game losing streak that dropped them into last place in the Eastern Conference.
Senators get consecutive road wins by beating Kings 4-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Already playing without top center Matt Duchene, the Ottawa Senators could have thrown in the towel when Colin White sustained an injury early in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings.
Instead, the young Senators showed their mettle to win consecutive road games for the first time this season.
Chris Tierney scored twice and the Senators beat the Kings 4-1 on Thursday night.
Senators forward Bobby Ryan has concussion, out indefinitely
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan has a concussion and is joining Matt Duchene on the Senators injured reserve.
Senators' general manager Pierre Dorion says both were injured in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Montreal.
Ryan is out indefinitely and Duchene will miss a week or more with a lower-body injury.
Senators beat Sharks 6-2 in Karlsson’s return to Ottawa
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — On the occasion of Erik Karlsson's return to Ottawa, it was a former Shark who shined brighter.
Mikkel Boedker had a goal and three assists, Craig Anderson stopped 36 shots and the Senators beat their former captain and San Jose 6-2 on Saturday, sending the Sharks to their fourth straight loss.
The Senators have three former Sharks on their roster with Boedker, Chris Tierney and Dylan DeMelo.
4-goal 3rd period lifts Senators past Lightning 6-4
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ottawa coach Guy Boucher flashed a big smile while he talked about the Senators' resiliency in a comeback win against the Eastern Conference's top team.
Rookie Brady Tkachuk and Ryan Dzingel scored during Ottawa's four-goal third period, and the Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-4 on Saturday night.
"A great rallying between the second and third," Boucher said. "A great third period."
Ottawa had been 0-6-0 when trailing after two periods.
Craig Anderson males 46 saves, Senators beat Sabres 4-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators have experienced third-period woes a few times already this season, and coach Guy Boucher was thinking about that as his club nearly gave up a three-goal lead.
Craig Anderson made 21 of his 46 saves in the third period and Ottawa held off the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Thursday night in the first game of a home-and-home series.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — One day after being eliminated from playoff contention for the second straight year, the reeling New York Islanders were glad to get another win.
Andrew Ladd scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Anders Lee, Anthony Beauvillier and Brock Nelson also scored to help New York get just its third win in 17 games (3-10-4). Jaroslav Halak stopped 33 shots.
Hurricanes spoil Karlsson’s return, beat Senators 5-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes keep trying to do their part to preserve their slim playoff hopes.
Phillip Di Giusseppe and Jordan Staal each had a goal and assist to lead the Hurricanes to a 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.
Brock McGinn, Noah Hanifin and Jeff Skinner also scored, and Cam Ward stopped 34 shots as Carolina remained nine points behind New Jersey, which also won, for the last wild card in the Eastern Conference with seven games remaining.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with his second concussion in less than a year.
Okposo was hurt when he and Senators forward Bobby Ryan didn't see each other and collided early in the second period of Buffalo's 4-3 shootout win at Ottawa on Thursday.
Coach Phil Housley on Friday said he was encouraged by how Okposo looked on the team's flight home.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prior to Monday's trade deadline, Vegas fans were hoping to pry two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators.
After Friday night, they probably can't wait to see him leave town.
Karlsson had three assists, including one to Alexandre Burrows on his third-period winner, to lift Ottawa over the Golden Knights 5-4.
Karlsson scores in OT to end Senators’ skid at 6 games
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Erik Karlsson scored in overtime in his 600th NHL game, and still the Ottawa Senators had to contend with bad news at the end of Thursday night.
Karlsson scored 32 seconds into overtime to lift Ottawa over the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 and snap a six-game skid, but the Senators may be without Bobby Ryan for a stretch after he re-aggravated a hand injury.
Senators hold off Jackets 5-4 to end 4-game slide
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators found their offense — at least for a night.
Mark Stone and Bobby Ryan scored in the third period and the Senators held off the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 on Friday night.
Derick Brassard, Nick Paul and Matt Duchene also scored for the Senators, and Mike Condon made 21 saves to help Ottawa snap a four-game losing streak.
Lightning top Senators on shootout goals from Point, Stamkos
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point and Steven Stamkos scored in the shootout, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
The Lightning threatened to win on a power play at the end of overtime, but Nikita Kucherov's shot past Craig Anderson was launched a split-second after the buzzer.
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped shots by Ottawa's Tom Pyatt and Matt Duchene in the shootout.
Point, Stamkos score in shootout as Lightning beat Senators
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It took longer than the Lightning wanted, but the NHL's top team finally prevailed against a struggling Atlantic Division foe.
Tampa Bay never led against the Ottawa Senators until Brayden Point and Steven Stamkos scored the only shootout goals, lifting the Lightning to a 4-3 victory on Thursday night, their eighth win in nine games.
Anderson, Senators stop skids with 3-2 win over Rangers
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators are happy to be home.
Anderson made 27 saves to stop his seven-game losing streak and Ottawa snapped its five-game skid Wednesday night with a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.
"I think when that final buzzer went there was a sigh from a lot of people, fans included," Senators forward Zack Smith said. "It was a good feeling. They're a good team over there with a good goaltender so it was a big confidence boost for us."
Dzingel scores 2 to lift Senators past Islanders, 6-5
NEW YORK (AP) — The Ottawa Senators were having trouble scoring goals — and winning games — the past three weeks. Both issues were solved Friday night against the New York Islanders.
Ryan Dzingel's second goal of the game snapped a tie early in third period and the Senators ended a seven-game losing streak with a wild 6-5 win over the New York Islanders.
"It's good to get a win," Dzingel said. "Right now it doesn't matter how we do it, as long as we do it."
Pageau’s three-point night leads Senators past Flyers, 5-4
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Even without some injured stars, the Ottawa Senators found enough offense and just enough defense to get two points.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau had a goal and two assists, Erik Karlsson added two assists and the Senators beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 on Thursday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Ottawa Senators heard the naysayers. The chorus has grown so loud over the last month, tuning it out simply wasn't an option no matter how many one-goal victories they pulled off in the playoffs.
"A lot of people were doubting us and almost made us start doubting ourselves," defenseman Cody Ceci said.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — By his own estimate, it took Ottawa's Bobby Ryan a full 82 games to adjust to first-year coach Guy Boucher's system.
Consider the forward all caught up. The rest of the consistently surprising Senators, too.
The Bruins were not the best team in the NHL this season, not by a longshot. But the one thing they did better than anyone else was kill penalties. In their first-round playoff series against the Ottawa Senators, however, it was the PK that turned out to be the B’s downfall.
BOSTON (AP) — Clarke MacArthur spent almost two full seasons recovering from a concussion, wondering if he would ever be able to return to the Senators.
"There's nothing like living in the NHL and living in these playoffs," he said after scoring a power-play goal 6:30 into overtime to help Ottawa beat Boston 3-2 in Game 6 on Sunday and advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
OTTAWA — In theory, Bruins interim coach Bruce Cassidy gave the Ryan Spooner-Frank Vatrano forward combination a boost on Wednesday night by dropping Drew Stafford down to their line. It not only reunited a trio that worked fairly well in the first few weeks of Cassidy’s tenure, but it also put Stafford back on his natural right wing.
Senators beat Bruins 1-0, take 3-1 lead in series
BOSTON (AP) — The Senators are heading home with a chance to eliminate the Bruins in Ottawa.
Not that they've had much trouble with them in Boston.
Bobby Ryan scored early in the third period, Craig Anderson stopped 22 shots for his fourth career postseason shutout and the Senators beat Boston 1-0 on Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
It’s safe to assume the Bruins wanted to say a great deal more than they actually did about the penalty call that led to Bobby Ryan’s power-play goal in overtime last night, giving the Senators a 4-3 victory and a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
In maybe the most exciting and entertaining game this season, the B’s overcame a flat start, down 3-0 early in the second period, to storm back to tie the game at 3. It felt like their game to win.
Until the referees stepped in to decide the outcome.
BOSTON (AP) — The Ottawa Senators needed a late rally in Game 2 to tie up their Eastern Conference quarterfinal matchup with the Boston Bruins.
In Game 3, they had to stave off a furious charge by the Bruins to regain the series lead.
Bobby Ryan scored on a tip-in on a power play 5:43 into overtime, and Ottawa recovered after giving up a three-goal lead to beat Boston 4-3 Monday night and take a 2-1 edge in the first-round series.
The Bruins roared back from a three-goal deficit with three goals in the second period, but Riley Nash was tagged with a controversial roughing penalty in overtime and Bobby Ryan scored on the power play to give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at the Garden.
It was, to say the least, an unusual call at the time.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins made their limited chances count.
Marchand broke a tie with 2:33 left and the Bruins — held without a shot in the second period — held on to beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Marchand scored off the rebound of Patrice Bergeron's shot.
Turris, Ryan score in shootout as Senators edge Penguins
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators got a big win, but lost a player in the process.
Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan scored in the shootout as the Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Thursday night. They appear to have lost defenseman Marc Methot for perhaps an extended period of time, though, after he took a slash from Sidney Crosby in the first period.
Undermanned Senators sweep Devils, Anderson makes 29 saves
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Ottawa Senators were without three top forwards Tuesday night, so they had to make up for it with defense and goaltending.
Craig Anderson made 29 saves and the Senators beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Tuesday night to stay within two points of Montreal in the race for first place in the Atlantic Division.
Lehner makes 39 saves vs former team, Sabres beat Sens 3-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Robin Lehner made 39 saves against his former team and Matt Moulson and Justin Bailey scored in the third period to rally the Buffalo Sabres past the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Lehner is 4-0-2 against the club that drafted him in the second round of the 2009 NHL draft. He was traded away with David Legwand in June 2015 to Buffalo for the 21st overall pick in that year's draft.
Condon stops 31 shots, Senators blank Capitals 3-0
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — As far as Mike Condon was concerned, it was about time the Ottawa Senators bet the Washington Capitals.
Condon stopped 31 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, leading the Senators to a 3-0 victory over the Capitals on Tuesday night.
The goalie had been solid in the two previous meetings, 2-1 and 1-0 losses, but was happy to finally come out with a victory against the league's top team.
Hoffman, Stone score twice each; Senators beat Blues 6-4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mark Stone's pain didn't last long.
Mike Hoffman and Stone each scored twice to lead the Ottawa Senators over the St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Bobby Ryan also scored for the Senators, who won their fourth straight at Scottrade Center for the first time in team history. Mike Condon made 19 saves.
Condon makes 29 saves, Senators beat Penguins 4-1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ottawa forward Mike Hoffman was asked to shut down Sidney Crosby. Outscoring Pittsburgh's captain was a bonus.
Hoffman scored the winner, and Mike Condon made 29 saves to help the Senators beat the Penguins 4-1 on Thursday night.
"The whole idea with Mike is he's got the speed to skate with anybody in this league," Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said about Hoffman.
Anthony Mantha scores in OT, Red Wings beats Senators 3-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Anthony Mantha scored at 1:07 of overtime after Bobby Ryan's turnover to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
The Senators retired Daniel Alfredsson's No. 11 before the game. The 20,011 fans, making it the first sellout of the season, kept the celebration going as they cheered for their former captain — and also a former Red Wing — at the 11:11 mark of every period.
Senators beat Blackhawks 4-3 for 3rd straight win
CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Condon was 10 years old the last time Ottawa got a win in Chicago. Yup, it had been that long.
Condon made 23 saves, Derick Brassard and Tom Pyatt scored 10 seconds apart during Ottawa's three-goal second period, and the Senators beat the Blackhawks 4-3 on Tuesday night for their third consecutive victory.
Stone, Smith lead Senators to 6-2 win over Islanders
NEW YORK (AP) — The Ottawa Senators showed patience in waiting for their opportunities and taking advantage of them.
Mark Stone had a goal and two assists, Zack Smith scored twice and the Senators beat the New York Islanders 6-2 Sunday night. Bobby Ryan, Derick Brassard and Tom Pyatt also scored to help Ottawa win for the second time in two nights.
Senators snap three-game skid with 3-1 win over Devils
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Borowiecki found a unique way to break the tension in a tight game against the New Jersey Devils.
Derick Brassard scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period, Mike Condon stopped 29 shots and the Ottawa Senators beat the Devils 3-1 on Saturday night to snap a season-high three-game losing streak.
Bobby Ryan scored in the first period and Zack Smith added an empty-netter for the Senators.
Kevin Labanc scores in shootout, Sharks top Senators 4-3
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Kevin Labanc scored the lone goal in four rounds of a shootout to give the San Jose Sharks a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.
Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns and Chris Tierney scored in regulation for San Jose, and Martin Jones made 29 saves.
On Tuesday night in Toronto, Logan Couture scored the only goal in a shootout in the Sharks' 3-2 victory over the Maple Leafs.
Ryan scores in shootout to lead Senators over Sabres 2-1
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Coming off what Guy Boucher called their "worst game of the year," the Ottawa Senators impressed their coach with a comeback effort Wednesday night.
Bobby Ryan and Kyle Turris scored during a shootout, helping the Senators beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1.
Backup goaltender Mike Condon made 31 saves, including eight in overtime, as the Senators rebounded from a 3-1 loss in Nashville on Tuesday and avenged a 2-1 loss to the Sabres at home Saturday.