July 4, 2014 |
An Ottawa police officer said Wednesday he does not expect Flyers captain Claude Giroux to face any charges after a bizarre incident Tuesday night. Giroux spent the night in an Ottawa jail cell, according to the Ottawa Sun. The Sun reported that Giroux was arrested for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer at an Ottawa bar, and it said alcohol was believed to be involved. The newspaper said that the police officer warned Giroux to stop and that the star center did it again and was arrested.
July 6, 2013
Danny Briere's heading home to his native Quebec. Patrick Elias is staying in New Jersey. And leave it to the Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars to steal the headlines Thursday by completing a blockbuster trade a day before the start of the NHL's free-agency period. In exchanging seven players, the rebuilding Stars acquired forwards Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley in exchange for veteran forward Loui Eriksson. The trade should be a benefit to the Bruins in their approach to free agency.
May 20, 2013 |
COLIN GREENING scored 7:39 into the second overtime, and the Ottawa Senators rallied for a 2-1 victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins that cut their series deficit to 2-1 last night. Daniel Alfredsson got Ottawa even at 1-1 by scoring a short-handed goal with 29 seconds left in regulation just after the Senators pulled goalie Craig Anderson for an extra skater. "We were just calm," Anderson said of the Senators' mood heading into overtime. "We had tied it up. We had momentum.
May 19, 2013
Damien Brunner and Brendan Smith scored in the second period and the Detroit Red Wings beat the host Chicago Blackhawks, 4-1, Saturday in Game 2 to even their Western Conference semifinal series. It was a strong response by the Red Wings after Chicago handled them easily in the series opener, 4-1. Just as the Blackhawks did in Game 1, Detroit took control in the second period and put the game away in the third. Now, the Red Wings have a chance to take the lead when this series between Original Six rivals shifts to Detroit for Game 3 on Monday.
May 15, 2013 |
PAUL MARTIN and Chris Kunitz scored power-play goals and Pascal Dupuis added his sixth goal of the playoffs as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the visiting Ottawa Senators last night, 4-1, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Evgeni Malkin extended his points streak to seven games with a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh. Tomas Vokoun stopped 35 shots to win his third straight start and top-seeded Pittsburgh never trailed. "We know it's a good start, but it's just like the rest of the playoffs, we know it's just the start," Pittsburgh forward Jarome Iginla said.
May 8, 2013
John Tavares scored his second goal of the game with 9 minutes, 49 seconds left, and the host New York Islanders tied their first-round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night with a wild 6-4 victory. Only the final lead was safe in Game 4. Tavares slammed in his own rebound in front after Brad Boyes fed him following a turnover by Penguins star Evgeni Malkin. It was the Islanders' third one-goal advantage in the game and the one that earned them a 2-2 tie in the highly entertaining series that has featured 5-4 and 6-4 finishes at Nassau Coliseum.
May 6, 2013 |
JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU got his first NHL hat trick yesterday to lead the Ottawa Senators in a fight-filled, 6-1 victory over the visiting Montreal Canadiens. The teams combined for 232 penalty minutes and nine players were given a game misconduct. The Senators have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and Game 4 is tomorrow. The third period started with the Senators leading 2-1, but after Pageau's second goal of the night and a Kyle Turris goal at 7:00, emotions overflowed and a line brawl broke out at center ice. Pageau, who was born in Ottawa, scored his second of the game at 1:18 of the third period to give the Senators a 3-1 lead.
May 6, 2013
Jean-Gabriel Pageau got his first NHL hat trick Sunday night to lead the Ottawa Senators to a fight-filled 6-1 victory over the visiting Montreal Canadiens. The teams combined for 232 penalty minutes and nine players were given game misconducts. The Senators have a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series. The third period started out with the Senators leading, 2-1, but after Pageau's second goal of the night and a Kyle Turris goal at 7 minutes, emotions overflowed and a line brawl broke out at center ice. Penguins edge Isles Chris Kunitz scored his second power-play goal of the game 8 minutes, 34 seconds into overtime, off a pass from Sidney Crosby, and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins shook off an early deficit to beat the New York Islanders, 5-4, in Game 3 of the first-round series.
April 29, 2013
Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored the tiebreaking goal with 3 minutes, 34 seconds to play and the Ottawa Senators beat host Boston, 4-2, on Sunday night in the NHL's rescheduled regular-season finale. The victory gave the Senators the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and a matchup with Montreal and dropped the New York Islanders into eighth and a first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sacco sacked The Colorado Avalanche fired coach Joe Sacco a day after the team missed the playoffs for the third straight season.