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Alfredsson- Hat Trick and 4 Assists

via the Ottawa Sun,

“It was a fun night,” said Alfredsson. “Our line played well, we moved the puck, created chances and had them running around a bit.

“The way I look at it, you add them up at the end of your career ... maybe it will be ‘you remember that night in Tampa?’ When they come, you take them. It doesn’t happen that often.”

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NHL Opening Games In Europe

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

The plans to open the 2008-09 NHL regular season on two European fronts are now finalized.

The league is apparently ready to formally announce this weekend at the NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta that, as expected, the Ottawa Senators will play the Pittsburgh Penguins in Stockholm and the New York Rangers will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in Prague.

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Paddock Wants A #1 Goalie

from the Ottawa Sun,

Win and you’re in.

After alternating goaltenders for the last nine games, Senators coach John Paddock is changing things up in the net.

With an eye toward picking a clear-cut No. 1 after the next 10-15 games, Paddock is looking for either Martin Gerber or Ray Emery to show they’re worthy of the job.

Crunch time is coming.

Paddock put a time frame on it yesterday.

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How Rare Is A 40/40 Shot Game

via Elias Sports Bureau,

Florida was outshot by Ottawa, 46-40, but the Panthers beat the Senators, 5-3, Tuesday. It was the first NHL game in which both teams had at least 40 shots on goal since March 6 last year, when the Flyers beat the Devils in overtime and outshot them, 44-41. It was the first non-overtime game in which both teams had at least 40 shots since Feb. 7, 2006, when the Panthers shut out the Capitals, 5-0, though Washington had a 44-40 edge in shots.

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Almost A Deal

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

“I thought I had one or two deals done last week. I had some real good conversations with some (player’s) names in place and some real strong talk,” said Murray, who accompanied the Senators to Sunrise, Fla., as their three-game road trip continues tonight against the Panthers. “Then a day later, the names kind of changed, the deals kind of floundered and then just didn’t happen.”

It’s believed Murray may have been close dealing for the elusive top-six forward he has been looking to add all season….

With few teams willing to admit they’re out of the playoff race, it’s likely Murray held discussions with Kings GM Dean Lombardi, who has been actively shopping winger Ladislav Nagy and defencemen Jaroslav Modry and Rob Blake. Ideally, the Kings would like to get a goalie.

Murray probably also talked to Tampa counterpart Jay Feaster to see what direction Tampa Bay is going to go at the trade deadline.

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Downie Faces Ottawa

from CBC,

Steve Downie will be front and centre as the Philadelphia Flyers host the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night….

“It’s just another game and we need the two points,” he said. “I’m not worried at all. It’s behind me and I’m leaving it there.”...

Ottawa enforcer Brian McGrattan said in September Downie would eventually pay for his hit on McAmmond but has since tempered his comments.

“If [Downie] is there and he has the puck, I’m going to hit him. I’m not going to jump him from behind and cause a huge melee,” McGrattan told the Ottawa Sun. “I don’t think we really need that.”

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Remember Hossa

from Erin Nicks at the Ottawa Sun,

But why would a playoff-obsessed team such as Ottawa wish to renew ties with Hossa when they’ve witnessed his lack of post-season prowess first-hand?

During his tenure in the capital, Hossa’s playoff record displays little evidence of his typical regular-season flash-and-dash. The Slovak achieved double-digit totals in only two playoff runs (the most notable was 2002-03, with 16 points in 18 games—five goals and 11 assists). All other post-seasons he finished with a paltry four points or less, including 2003-04—his last season in a Sens jersey.

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Alfredsson Out For Tonight

from the Ottawa Sun,

The Senators will have to go without their leader tonight.

Senators coach John Paddock confirmed this morning that captain Daniel Alfredsson will not suit up against the Tampa Bay Lightning and he’s 50/50 for tomorrow’s visit to Philadelphia.

“It’s not life-threatening,” said Paddock. “He’ll play this week. He’s going to try skating tomorrow. I’d say he’s 50/50.

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The Ottawa Way

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Melnyk is more than happy to have locked up Dany Heatley, Jason Spezza and Mike Fisher for the foreseeable future, but without having to hand out the excessively long contracts that Mike Richards (12 years, $69 million) inked with the Flyers or Alex Ovechkin (13 years, $124 million) signed with the Capitals.

“We are very different team than any of the other teams that are making these kinds of deals,” said Melnyk. “There’s a culture that has been really growing that we’re tougher, grittier and that it truly is a team game. That not only applies on the ice, but it also applies off the ice to demands in salary as well.

“If you are strictly out there for the money, people will pay you that. It’s not a bad if they’re going to overpay single players, they’ve got very smart agents and they get to play two months less a year and get paid a lot of money.

“Those teams are not building a core group.

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The Missing Goal

from the Ottawa Sun,

“I should have had 30 last year. They stole one,” Alfredsson said—at least pretending (we’re never quite sure with him anymore) that the injustice of it all may have cost him a night’s sleep—following yet another standout individual performance at a morning skate. “The last game of the year, they didn’t give me the 30th, but I tipped it. I think they gave it to (Jason) Spezza or (Christoph Schubert).”

Did you go to anyone? Did you voice a complaint and try to correct the injustice?

“Yeah, but I guess because the game wasn’t in HD, they couldn’t tell,” said Alfredsson. “I never got it.”

read on and more on the Sens…

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