The Seven: A look at the NHL’s seven Canadian-based teams. Steven Stamkos and the Toronto Maple Leafs; the Montreal Canadiens struggling to score (and win); Calgary Flames on hottest streak in more than a decade; plus, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks & Winnipeg Jets.
A major reason for the Los Angeles Kings’ slip from the NHL’s elite last season was their inability to win on the road. Los Angeles continues its road-heavy stretch looking to push its point streak to 10 on Monday night against the Ottawa Senators. The Kings’ 15-18-8 mark away from home in 2014-15 contributed to […]
New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero won’t let his team’s surprising success force him to deviate from his plans for this season and beyond. Even though a deal for older more veteran talent could push the Devils further into the playoff picture for this year, Shero is taking a long view with his team. […]
(Adds late game) Dec 12 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Saturday's National Hockey League games. – – Canadiens 3, Senators 1 The Montreal Canadiens jumped out to an early lead and never trailed in a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre. The win snapped Montreal's four-game losing streak. Brian Flynn, […]
The Montreal Canadiens showed right away how determined they were to stop a four-game losing streak. Brian Flynn and Max Pacioretty scored in the first period, and the Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. Jeff Petry also scored for Montreal (20-8-3), which scored more than two goals in a game for the first […]
Ottawa was spitting out road goals like a loose slot machine in the early part of the season, but an abrupt end to that binge made things difficult during a recent stretch in which five of six were played on opposing ice. The Senators have been more levelheaded at home, where they’ll try for a […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Ottawa Senators forward Zack Smith has been fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
One of the intriguing aspects of the NHL’s diving and embellishment policy is that the players hit with fines aren’t always whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct during a game. So it operates a bit like the Department of Player Safety: Providing oversight for missed calls, as well as punishing those already penalized. Zack Smith of the […]
Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals patiently turned away the Ottawa Senators. Holtby made 26 saves in Washington’s 2-1 victory Wednesday night, lowering his NHL-best goals-against average to 1.83 and improving to 20-4-1. ”He’s an eraser,” Capitals coach Barry Trotz said.