TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL scoring leader Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning earn their 50th victory of the season in their 66th game by beating the Ottawa...
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators fired coach Guy Boucher on Friday and named assistant Marc Crawford as the interim replacement with the NHL's last-place team mired in a six-game losing...
WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie and the Washington Capitals hardly came out looking like the reigning Stanley Cup champions against the NHL-worst Ottawa Senators. After less than 7½ minutes Tuesday...
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."
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators played one of their best defensive games of the season, yet still fell short against the Detroit Red Wings.
Jonathan Bernier stopped 35 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Red Wings defeated the Senators 2-0 Saturday night, despite Ottawa allowing a season-low 21 shots.
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.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Thomas Chabot saw an opening and took it, saving the Senators two points in the process.
Chabot scored 21 seconds into overtime and Ottawa recovered after blowing a three-goal lead to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 on Monday night.
Chabot's goal was his tenth of the season and put him first among NHL defensemen with 36 points.
DETROIT (AP) — Mark Stone swooped into the crease, knocked the puck in the net and pumped his right fist.
Stone scored midway through the third period and Chris Tierney's second goal went into an empty net, lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.
Stone had a goal overturned by video review in the first period, but there was no disputing his goal off a loose puck behind goaltender Jimmy Howard.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators were ready for their 4-on-3 power play in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Ryan Dzingel scored with the man advantage at 1:20 of overtime after the Penguins were called for too many men on the ice in Ottawa's 2-1 victory Saturday night.
Senators coach Guy Boucher said they simulated the situation in practice earlier in the day.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Hockey was almost secondary to the Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators on Monday night.
The teams dealt with two separate delays that left a number of players shaken. The teams were sent to their dressing rooms with 3:37 remaining in the first period as first responders dealt with a medical emergency in the stands as a fan required CPR.
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.
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) — Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks spoiled the Ottawa Senators' home opener with a big finish.
Kane scored 38 seconds into overtime to give Chicago a 4-3 victory Thursday night. Alex DeBrincat, Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook also scored, and Cam Ward stopped 22 shots.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson won't play Wednesday night against the Buffalo Sabres, and coach Guy Boucher says he's not expecting the defenseman to join the team for its final two games.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — In five previous games against the Senators, Connor McDavid had yet to score a goal. He more than made up for it on Thursday night.
McDavid had two goals and two assists, and the Edmonton Oilers eliminated Ottawa from playoff contention with a 6-2 win on Thursday night.
"He just took the game over," Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said.
Oilers coach Todd McLellan admitted he's beginning to run out of accolades for McDavid.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators knew Alex Burrows was facing a suspension. Ten games caught them by surprise.
The NHL department of Player Safety handed Burrows a 10-game suspension Wednesday night for kneeing New Jersey's Taylor Hall on Tuesday night in a home victory.
"We disagree, but we respect the league's process and decision," Senators coach Guy Boucher said Thursday.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Colin White has only had 11 games to make a positive impression in Ottawa. But with the Senators missing four veteran forwards Tuesday night, that's exactly what he did.
The 21-year-old White scored his first NHL goal and undermanned Ottawa went on to a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
White, who has split time between Ottawa and the American Hockey League this season, looked right at home playing alongside Matt Duchene and Mike Hoffman, who also scored.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings are a veteran team on a roll. Overtime against the struggling Ottawa Senators certainly wasn't going to faze them.
Doughty scored 32 seconds into overtime and the Kings beat the Senators 4-3 for their seventh consecutive victory. Doughty busted free on a 2-on-1 break and slammed in the winner.
"They're a veteran group of guys who know how to win," Kings coach John Stevens said. "They're comfortable in tight games."
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."
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Maxime Lagace was relieved to pick up his first NHL victory after allowing 11 goals in his first three appearances.
The 24-year-old goalie made 24 saves for the Vegas Golden Knights in a 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
"It's good to have the first one finally," Lagace said. "The guys played really well so I have them to thank for that win."
The game was all the more special with Lagace's parents and other family members in attendance.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators rebounded from a blowout loss — at the Detroit Red Wings' expense.
Mark Stone had a goal and an assist and Craig Anderson made 24 saves in Ottawa's 3-1 victory over Detroit on Thursday night, three days after an 8-3 home loss to Montreal.
"It was about our identity and getting our identity back," Senators coach Guy Boucher said. "I talked about our trust in our goaltender, our trust in our leadership and that's exactly what we got tonight."
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Frans Nielsen gave the Detroit Red Wings a full two points in a tight goalie duel.
Nielsen scored the only goal in the shootout and Detroit edged the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Saturday night.
Martin Frk had the lone goal in regulation for the Red Wings, who got 37 saves from Jimmy Howard.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Guy Boucher has typically kept his team off the ice on off-days during the postseason. Not Monday.
The NHL could be headed for a record-breaking number of one-goal games this postseason.
There have been 47 through Thursday night, including 26 settled in overtime. Five more and the 2007 record of 51 one-goal games will fall.
"I think just throughout the league it's so tight now," Senators winger Clarke MacArthur told The Canadian Press. "Even the best team. You look at Pittsburgh — they've got All-Stars, but all the games are just (close)."
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.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Kyle Turris capped Ottawa's comeback from two deficits and pulled the Senators one win from returning to the Eastern Conference final for the first time in 10 years.
Turris scored 6:28 into overtime to lift the Senators to 5-4 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday for a 3-2 series lead in their second-round series.
After the Washington Capitals lost a double-overtime heartbreaker in the first round, Brooks Orpik just wanted to eat some food and go home to sleep.
A playoff veteran, Orpik knew it would be better to get another workout in and take care of his 36-year-old body before leaving the arena.
BOSTON (AP) — After five extra periods in four overtime games, the Ottawa Senators will get a chance to rest before meeting the New York Rangers in the second round of the NHL playoffs.
They'll need it.
The Senators eliminated Boston with a 3-2 victory in Game 6 of their first-round series on Sunday, finishing off the Bruins after six straight one-goal games — four of them in sudden death.
The first week of the NHL postseason has been about as unpredictable as anyone could imagine, even in a sport where upsets are the norm, home-ice advantage is often meaningless and a hot goaltender can overshadow everything else that's happening.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — All Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher had to do was look at his players and he could see how determined they were.
Ottawa clinched second place in the Atlantic Division and home-ice advantage in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday.
While the Rangers have had their playoff spot locked up for weeks it wasn't until Thursday that the Senators clinched their ticket to the postseason.
BOSTON (AP) — The Ottawa Senators gave a big cheer in the visitors' dressing room to celebrate a return to the playoffs after sitting out last season.
Then they turned their attention to the weekend.
"We're going to keep pushing," coach Guy Boucher said on Thursday night after the 2-1 shootout victory over Boston gave them a spot in the postseason and a one-point lead over the Bruins in the Atlantic Division.
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.
BOSTON (AP) — For the Ottawa Senators, snapping a four-game losing streak seemed almost secondary to the way they did it.
The Senators appeared ready for a return to the playoffs, ending an untimely skid with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Erik Karlsson is doing his best to keep the Ottawa Senators rolling.
The Senators' captain had two goals and an assist, including the winner 40 seconds into overtime, and Ottawa edged the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Thursday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
Karlsson tied it 2-2 when the star defenseman put in a rebound at 12:47 of the third period. He has 17 points in his past 14 games and 61 points for the season.
DALLAS (AP) — Guy Boucher's decision to use rookie Fredrik Claesson as a seventh Ottawa defenseman paid off.
Claesson scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to help the Senators win their fourth straight game, 5-2 over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night..
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators got a tough contest from one of the league's best teams and had enough to come out the winners.
Zack Smith scored his league-leading fourth short-handed goal in the third period and the Senators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Saturday night.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Dion Phaneuf was looking for a big performance after his team dropped back-to-back games by a combined 10 goals. He led by example in the Ottawa Senators' 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
Phaneuf was a force as he scored the opening goal, fought with Stars captain Jamie Benn and seemed determined to get the Senators back on track.
"He really set the tone for a character game," Senators coach Guy Boucher said. "I think he was the big leader."
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Guy Boucher's return to the Tampa Bay area was a good one thanks to an Ottawa Senators victory.
Mark Stone had two goals and an assist, Mike Condon made 19 saves and the Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Thursday night.
Boucher, the Senators' coach, was behind the bench in Tampa for the first time since being fired by the Lightning midway through the 2012-13 season. He led the Lightning to the Eastern Conference final in 2011.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mark Stone had two goals and an assist, Mike Condon made 19 saves and the Ottawa Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Thursday night.
The Senators, second in the Atlantic Division, also got goals from Kyle Turris, Mike Hoffman and Chris Kelly.
Ottawa coach Guy Boucher was behind the bench in Tampa for the first time since being fired by the Lightning midway through the 2012-13 season. He led Tampa Bay to the Eastern Conference finals in 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Erik Karlsson showed again how valuable he is in a shootout.
Karlsson scored the only goal of the tiebreaker to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
After coming in with four goals in 12 shootout attempts, Karlsson snapped a wrist shot past Flyers goalie Steve Mason and inside the right post in the fifth round.
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.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — When the Tampa Bay Lightning arrived in Ottawa, they hadn't been pleased with their overall play this season. A strong performance against the Senators was definitely a step in the right direction.
Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves, Vladislav Namestnikov and Steven Stamkos scored early in the second period, and the Lightning beat the Senators 4-1 Saturday night.