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Sunday
May102015

Senators Sign Goalie Matt O'Connor

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(OTTAWA, Ontario) -- The Ottawa Senators signed Boston University goalie Matt O'Connor to a two-year entry level contract Saturday.

The 6-foot-5, 204 pound O'Connor will earn an annual salary of $925,000 and will get the highest possible signing bonus he can receive.

"We are very excited to welcome Matt to the Senators family," Senators general manager Bryan Murray said in a statement. "Matt is a fine example of both the type of player and person that our organization looks for when we are acquiring talent. We are confident that under the tutelage of our player development staff, Matt will have the opportunity to develop into an outstanding National Hockey League goaltender."

The 23-year-old O'Connor went 25-4-4 with a 2.18 goals-against average and .927 save percentage while leading BU to an appearance in the NCAA national championship game last season.

The Senators currently have goalies Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner under contract, while last-season's star Andrew Hammond is an unrestricted free agent.


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Monday
Apr272015

Canadiens Eliminate Senators in Six

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(OTTAWA) -- Canadiens goalie Carey Price was clearly tired of playing against the Ottawa Senators and eager to send Montreal to the second round. He stopped 43 shots on way to Montreal's 2-0 shutout over Ottawa.

Brendan Gallagher's goal in the first period was all the Canadiens needed and Max Pacioretty sealed the game with an empty netter in the third to seal the victory.

 "I know some people thought it would be pretty easy for us to get the fourth win, but we knew they were a capable team that battled hard all season to get into the playoffs," Montreal's P.K. Subban said. "I like the way we had to win this series."

"We deserved it. We worked for it. I thought we had some bounces early in the series. We didn't get them as the series went on, but today we stuck to the plan regardless of what happened. And when you have Carey Price back there, it makes everything a lot easier," he added.

The Canadiens will face the winner of the Detroit, Tampa Bay series, of which the Red Wings currently lead the Lightning 3-2.


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Wednesday
Apr222015

Scoreboard Roundup - 4/22/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL Playoffs – First Round: Ottawa Senators 1 – Montreal Canadiens 0 (Canadiens lead series, 3-1)

New York Rangers 2 – Pittsburgh Penguins 1 OT (Rangers lead series, 3-1)

St. Louis Blues 6 - Minnesota Wild 1 (Series tied at 2)

Anaheim Ducks 5 - Winnipeg Jets 2 (Ducks win series, 4-0)

NBA Playoffs – First Round: Atlanta Hawks 96 – Brooklyn Nets 91 (Hawks lead series, 2-0)

Memphis Grizzlies 97 – Portland Trail Blazers 82 (Grizzlies lead series, 2-0)

San Antonio Spurs 111 - Los Angeles Clippers 107 (Series tied at 1)

MLB: Chicago White Sox 6 (6-8) – Cleveland Indians 0 (5-9)

St. Louis Cardinals 7 (9-4) – Washington Nationals 5 (7-8)

Toronto Blue Jays 4 (8-7) – Baltimore Orioles 2 (7-8)

Miami Marlins 6 (4-11) – Philadelphia Phillies 1 (5-10)

Tampa Bay Rays 7 (7-8) – Boston Red Sox 5 (9-6)

Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (7-8) – Chicago Cubs 3 (8-6)

New York Mets 3 (12-3) – Atlanta Braves 2 (8-6)

New York Yankees 13 (8-7) - Detroit Tigers 4 (11-4)

Minnesota Twins 3 (6-9) - Kansas City Royals 0 (11-4)

Cincinnati Reds 2 (8-7) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (2-13)

Colorado Rockies 5 (8-7) - San Diego Padres 4 (10-6)

Arizona Diamondbacks 8 (8-7) - Texas Rangers 5 (6-9)

Oakland Athletics 9 (8-8) - Los Angeles Angels 2 (6-9)

Seattle Mariners 3 (6-9) - Houston Astros 2 (8-7)

San Francisco Giants 3 (6-10) - Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (9-5)


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Monday
Apr202015

Canadiens Take 3-0 Series Lead

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(MONTREAL) -- The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in overtime to grab a 3-0 series lead.

Dale Weise spearheaded the Canadiens' offensive attack, as his goal late in the third period sent the game to overtime, and his goal in overtime brought the victory to Montreal.

"Any time you score a winner like that, it's pretty special," Weise said. "I got pretty excited about that first one, too. That was a big goal. I just felt like we were pressuring and pressuring and we needed a good bounce like that to put the puck in the net. And thank goodness it was me."

Ottawa's goalie Craig Anderson got the nod in place of Andrew Hammond. He blocked 47 of the 49 shots he faced, but was not able to grab the victory.

"The guys battled so hard, played so well and to come up short is frustrating," Anderson said. "I gave the team a chance to win, and that's my job. It's frustrating I wasn't able to get the win for the guys. We've got to put this behind us and get ready to go." 

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Friday
Apr172015

Subban's Slash Fractures Stone's Wrist

Mark Serota/Getty Images(MONTREAL) -- Ottowa Senators winger Mark Stone has a microfracture of his right wrist, a result of being slashed by Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban in the first game of the Senators' first-round playoff series with the Canadiens.

The infraction occurred at the 8:23 mark of the second period of Wednesday's game. Subban was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct.

According to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun, NHL disciplinarian Stephane Quintal said Subban won't receive any additional discipline from the league.

After the slash, Stone received treatment before reentering the game. He then left the game early in the third period, returning midway through the period. Stone also said that Subban had targeted him earlier in the game.

"(Stone) came back as a courageous guy after being hurt," Senators general manager Bryan Murray said Thursday. "The disturbing part from our point of view is that there was a threat made before by Subban to Stone.

"There were two attempts on faceoffs to slash him, one connected. Then he two-handed him across the wrist in front of the net. (Stone) has been one of the top five players in the league the last two months of the year. It's a huge loss.

"I thought the officials made the right call on the ice, but I thought also, after knowing the extent of the injury, that something further would be considered."

When Murray was asked if Stone would play in Game 2, he said that he would assume not and that Stone has no mobility in his wrist at this point.

Stone played in 80 games this season, scoring 26 goals and dishing out 38 assists.


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Saturday
Apr112015

Ottawa Senators Clinch Playoff Berth

Len Redkoles/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Needing just one point in the season finale, the Ottawa Senators wrapped up their second-half rally with a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday and clinched a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

The Senators were headed toward a spot in the NHL draft lottery two months ago, but they finished 23-4-4 over their final 31 games to get into the postseason.

The Senators hope they can play deep into the postseason behind goalie Andrew Hammond.  Hammond went from a borderline AHL goalie to posting a 20-1-2 record since he was recalled in the second half.

He stopped 34 shots and made sure the Senators would not need help from other teams to make the playoffs.


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Thursday
Apr092015

Scoreboard Roundup - 4/9/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Detroit Tigers 7 (3-0) – Minnesota Twins 1 (0-3)

Cincinnati Reds 3 (3-0) – Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (0-3)

Kansas City Royals 4 (3-0) – Chicago White Sox 1 (0-3)

New York Mets 6 (2-1) – Washington Nationals 3 (1-2)

Cleveland Indians 5 (2-1) – Houston Astros 1 (1-2)

San Francisco Giants 1 (3-1) – San Diego Padres 0 (1-3)

Texas Rangers 10 (2-2) – Oakland Athletics 1 (2-2)

Boston Red Sox 6 (2-1) – Philadelphia Phillies 2 (1-2)

Toronto Blue Jays 6 (2-1) – New York Yankees 3 (1-2)

NBA: Chicago Bulls 89 (47-32) – Miami Heat 78 (35-44)

Golden State Warriors 116 (64-15) - Portland Trail Blazers 105 (51-28)

NHL:  Ottawa Senators 3 (42-26-13; 97pts) – New York Rangers 0 (52-22-7; 111pts)

Carolina Hurricanes 3 (30-40-11; 71pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 1 (33-30-18; 84pts)

Florida Panthers 4 (37-29-15; 89pts) – Boston Bruins 2 (41-27-13; 95pts)

Montreal Canadiens 4 (49-22-10; 108pts) – Detroit Red Wings 3 (42-25-14; 98pts) OT

Tampa Bay Lightning 4 (49-24-8; 106pts) – New Jersey Devils 3 (32-35-14; 78pts) OT

St. Louis Blues 2 (50-24-7; 107pts) – Chicago Blackhawks 1 (48-27-6; 102pts)

Minnesota Wild 4 (46-27-8; 100pts) – Nashville Predators 2 (47-24-10; 104pts)

Vancouver Canucks 5 (47-29-5, 99pts) - Arizona Coyotes 0 (24-49-8, 56pts)

Calgary Flames 3 (45-29-7, 97pts) - Los Angeles Kings 1 (39-27-15, 93pts)

San Jose Sharks 3 (40-32-9, 89pts) - Edmonton Oilers 1 (24-44-13, 61pts)

Colorado Avalanche 1 (38-31-12, 88pts) - Winnipeg Jets 0 (42-26-13, 97pts) SO


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Sunday
Apr052015

Scoreboard Roundup - 4/5/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: St. Louis Cardinals 3 (1-0) - Chicago Cubs 0 (0-1)

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 99 (50-27) - Chicago Bulls 94 (46-31)

Houston Rockets 115 (53-24) - Oklahoma City Thunder 112 (42-35)

San Antonio Spurs 107 (51-26) - Golden State Warriors 92 (63-14)

Indiana Pacers 112 (34-43) - Miami Heat 89 (34-43)

New York Knicks 101 (15-62) - Philadelphia 76ers 91 (18-60)

Utah Jazz 101 (35-42) - Sacramento Kings 95 (26-50)

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers 4 (32-29-18, 82pts) - Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (42-26-11, 95pts)

Washington Capitals 2 (44-25-11, 99pts) - Detroit Red Wings 1 (41-25-13, 95pts)

Montreal Canadiens 4 (48-22-10, 106pts) - Florida Panthers 1 (36-29-15, 87pts)

St. Louis Blues 2 (49-23-7, 105pts) - Chicago Blackhawks 1 (48-25-6, 102pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (30-43-7, 67pts) - Ottawa Senators 2 (40-26-13, 93pts) -SO

PGA: J.B. Holmes wins the Shell Houston Open

NCAAW - Final Four: (1) Notre Dame 66 (36-2) - (1) South Carolina 65 (34-3)

(1) Connecticut 81 (36-1) - (1) Maryland 58 (34-2)

 


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Tuesday
Mar312015

Scoreboard Roundup - 3/31/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA:  Detroit Pistons 105 (29-45) – Atlanta Hawks 95 (56-19)

Brooklyn Nets 111 (33-40) – Indiana Pacers 106 (32-42)

San Antonio Spurs 95 (48-26) - Miami Heat 81 (34-40)

Golden State Warriors 110 (61-13) – Los Angeles Clippers 106 (49-26)

NHL: Boston Bruins 3 (39-25-13; 91pts) – Florida Panthers 2 (35-27-15; 85pts)

Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (37-35-4; 78pts) – New Jersey Devils 2 (31-33-13; 75pts) OT

Washington Capitals 4 (42-25-10; 94pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 2 (28-37-11; 67pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (29-42-6; 64pts) – Tampa Bay Lightning 1 (47-24-7; 101pts)

Ottawa Senators 2 (38-26-12; 88pts) – Detroit Red Wings 1 (40-23-13; 93pts)

Vancouver Canucks 5 (45-27-5, 95pts) – Nashville Predators 4 (47-22-9, 103pts) SO

New York Rangers 3 (48-21-7, 103pts) – Winnipeg Jets 2 (39-26-12, 90pts)


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Monday
Mar232015

Scoreboard Roundup - 3/23/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Boston Celtics 110 (31-39) – Brooklyn Nets 91 (29-40)

Houston Rockets 110 (47-23) – Indiana Pacers 100 (30-40)

Memphis Grizzlies 103 (50-21) – New York Knicks 82 (14-57)

Chicago Bulls 98 (43-29) – Charlotte Hornets 86 (30-39)

Minnesota Timberwolves 106 (16-54) – Utah Jazz 104 (31-39) (F/OT)

Golden State Warriors 107 (57-13) – Washington Wizards 76 (40-31)

NHL: Los Angeles Kings 3 (35-23-14; 84pts) – New Jersey Devils 1 (31-31-11; 73pts)

Chicago Blackhawks 3 (44-22-6; 94pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 1 (26-36-10; 62pts)

Minnesota Wild 2 (41-25-7; 89pts) – Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (27-41-6; 60pts)

Ottawa Senators 5 (37-24-11; 85pts) – San Jose Sharks 2 (35-30-8; 78pts)

Dallas Stars 4  (35-28-10, 80 pts) – Buffalo Sabres 3  (20-46-7, 47 pts)

Calgary Flames 3  (40-27-6, 86 pts) – Colorado Avalanche 2  (33-27-12, 78 pts)

Winnipeg Jets 4 (38-23-12, 88 pts) – Edmonton Oilers 1  (20-40-13, 53 pts)


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