Senators take Penguins to Game 7

/ May 24, 2017

Senators take Penguins to Game 7

Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators bounced back nicely two days after a blowout loss put them on the brink of elimination. Anderson stopped 45 shots, Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

Penguins fire on all cylinders in Game 5

/ May 22, 2017

Penguins fire on all cylinders in Game 5

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan calls it “getting to our game.” It means he wants his team to attack opponents with speed, aggression and a dash of responsibility. Physically translated, it looks like the 60 minutes the defending Stanley Cup champions put together Sunday ...

Crosby, Murray lead Pens in win

/ May 20, 2017

Crosby, Murray lead Pens in win

Matt Murray was back — and so was Sidney Crosby. Crosby had a goal and an assist, Murray made 22 saves in his first start of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern ...

Senators chase Fleury, rout Pens

/ May 18, 2017

Senators chase Fleury, rout Pens

Mike Hoffman and his Ottawa Senators teammates heard all the chatter on social media about their style of play, which some perceived as “boring.” Their response? Well, LOL. And another big W. Marc Methot, Derick Brassard and Zack Smith scored in a 2:18 span ...

Penguins ramp up pressure in win

/ May 16, 2017

Penguins ramp up pressure in win

Mike Sullivan called the energetic back-and-forth on the Pittsburgh Penguins bench “a man’s argument.” If his players have something to say, Sullivan wants them to get it out. Enter Phil Kessel, the mercurial forward with the blistering shot and occasionally blistering tongue. Frustrated by ...

Ryan finds net in OT as Senators take Game 1

/ May 14, 2017

Ryan finds net in OT as Senators take Game 1

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. Ryan broke in alone on Marc-Andre Fleury and deked ...

Penguins' Fleury stonewalls Capitals in Game 7

/ May 11, 2017

Penguins' Fleury stonewalls Capitals in Game 7

Marc-Andre Fleury thanked his stick and flashed a smile so wide it could be seen through his mask. This was vintage Fleury, and he has the Pittsburgh Penguins one step closer to another Stanley Cup. Fleury stopped all 29 shots in a turn-back-the-clock performance ...

Senators beat Rangers in Game 6 to advance

/ May 10, 2017

Senators beat Rangers in Game 6 to advance

Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators showed off their toughness in the third period. The New York Rangers pushed and pushed, but the resilient Senators held on — all the way to their first Eastern Conference final in 10 years. Karlsson had a goal ...

Lindberg scores pair as Rangers even series

/ May 5, 2017

Lindberg scores pair as Rangers even series

While New York stars Rick Nash and Chris Kreider receive playoff-level attention from Ottawa, Oscar Lindberg and Tanner Glass are providing an unexpected lift for the Rangers. Lindberg scored two goals, Glass had two assists and the Rangers beat the Senators 4-1 on Thursday ...

Rangers pull back into contention

/ May 3, 2017

Rangers pull back into contention

Mats Zuccarello got the New York Rangers off to a fast start and they cruised to a crucial win against the Ottawa Senators. Zuccarello had a goal and an assist in the first period and the Rangers went on to a 4-1 victory Tuesday ...