By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Jason Spezza doesn't have much time to return to form if the Ottawa Senators want to extend their season.
There is about zero question Alex Ovechkin is the most valuable player on the Caps roster. After a couple of un-Ovechkin-like seasons, he's rebounded in a big way and rejuvenated his team's Stanley Cup hopes.
Mike Ribeiro scored and Braden Hotlby stopped 35 shots for the Southeast Division-leading Capitals (24-18-2).
Sergei Gonchar scored on the power play with 2:30 left in regulation as the Ottawa Senators battled back from a sluggish start to defeat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Tuesday.
The Ottawa Senators, the last Canadian team left in the NHL playoffs, are welcoming all aboard the bandwagon.
The Senators need someone to rise to the moment.
It was hard to miss the pain Sergei Gonchar was in. The Senators and ex-Capitals defenseman had just taken a shot to the right foot from Matt Hendricks with 2:25 left in the first period and skated gingerly until he was able to get to the bench, where he doubled over.
Team overviews of all the teams in the NHL.
When Craig Anderson looks at his teammates lined up in front of him, the Ottawa Senators goaltender can't help but feel he's seen this situation before.
The Ottawa Senators have a new coach, and new philosophy.
Detroit Red Wings assistant Paul MacLean has been hired as the new coach of the Ottawa Senators.
"We're excited about the skill that he brings back to our team and we're looking forward to it," said Senators coach Paul MacLean.
"We need to play to our identity," MacLean said. "We have to try and establish our game first. What hurt us in the first two games is not getting off to a (good) start, and we're down in the first three minutes of both games and catch-up hockey is losing hockey."