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2013 Stanley Cup Playoff Team - Ottawa Senators
One of the least likely participants in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs is the Ottawa Senators. It's not that the Senators had few expectations at the beginning of the short regular season, but rather it's that Ottawa seemed to have another star suffer a significant injury every other week. Centerman Jason Spezza played only five games this year and is probably out for the first round of the 2013 NHL Playoffs. Defending Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson suffered a gruesome cut to his Achilles tendon in a freak play against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has somehow managed to recover in miraculous time and joined the team in the last week of the season to prepare for their first round matchup against the Montreal Canadiens.
Goaltending was the key component that kept the Ottawa Senators in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoff conversation. Craig Anderson was a magician in between the pipes, leading the NHL in GAA for much of the season and making dazzling saves in high volumes over the course of the season. Because of their depth at the position, the Senators made a trade deadline move with the Tampa Bay Lightning to acquire young scoring threat Cory Conacher. They're hoping some young energy, paired with playoff veterans like Captain Daniel Alfredsson and Sergei Gonchar, will help the Senators defeat bitter national rival Montreal Canadiens. The cities are close together geographically and the fans despise the other franchise. This will be a tightly contested and bitter seven-game showdown. Can the Ottawa Senators continue to surprise the analysts and overcome injury to make a 2013 NHL Playoff run?
Ottawa Senators Stanley Cup Playoff Opponent
Ottawa wasn't guaranteed a playoff spot until their victories over the last weekend of the NHL regular season including a victory over the Boston Bruins. They will need to defend their home ice at ScotiaBank Place and steal a victory on the road if they hope to win a first round series against the Montreal Canadiens. The teams split their season series, each winning both games at home.
|2/25/2013||Senators||2-1 (Shootout)||ScotiaBank Place|
|3/13/2013||Canadiens||4-3 (Shootout)||Bell Centre|
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SENATORS SCORES4 wins, 4 losses (50%)
Mar 5, 2014 Ottawa Senators 1 - 4 Calgary Flames Mar 4, 2014 Ottawa Senators 2 - 3 Edmonton Oilers Mar 2, 2014 Ottawa Senators 4 - 2 Vancouver Canucks Feb 27, 2014 Detroit Red Wings 6 - 1 Ottawa Senators Feb 6, 2014 Buffalo Sabres 2 - 3 Ottawa Senators Feb 4, 2014 Ottawa Senators 5 - 4 St. Louis Blues Feb 3, 2014 Ottawa Senators 1 - 2 Pittsburgh Penguins Feb 1, 2014 Ottawa Senators 3 - 6 Toronto Maple Leafs
Mar 8, 2014 Ottawa Senators vs Winnipeg Jets Mar 10, 2014 Nashville Predators vs Ottawa Senators Mar 15, 2014 Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Mar 16, 2014 Colorado Avalanche vs Ottawa Senators Mar 18, 2014 New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators Mar 20, 2014 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators Mar 22, 2014 Ottawa Senators vs Dallas Stars Mar 24, 2014 Ottawa Senators vs Tampa Bay Lightning Mar 25, 2014 Ottawa Senators vs Florida Panthers Mar 28, 2014 Chicago Blackhawks vs Ottawa Senators Mar 30, 2014 Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators Mar 31, 2014 Carolina Hurricanes vs Ottawa Senators Apr 2, 2014 New York Islanders vs Ottawa Senators Apr 4, 2014 Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators Apr 5, 2014 Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers Apr 8, 2014 Ottawa Senators vs New York Islanders Apr 10, 2014 New Jersey Devils vs Ottawa Senators Apr 12, 2014 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators Apr 13, 2014 Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins