Round 3 prediction: Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Of all the series I’ve attempted to predict thus far, this one might be the toughest. On the surface, this should be a rout: The Penguins are the defending Stanley Cup champions, they have the best centre in the world in Sidney Crosby, and they just knocked off the top team in the NHL this season, the Washington Capitals.

Sub-zero Senators face long playoff odds if they qualify

After nabbing three of a possible four points against the pitiful Detroit Red Wings this week, the Ottawa Senators now appear to be a lock to make the playoffs. Their magic number is down to one, meaning all they need to qualify is a single point either gained by them or lost by the Tampa…

Why is Bobby Ryan playing, exactly?

The Ottawa Senators are off to a fantastic start this season, riding exceptional goaltending and timely scoring to a 16-9-2 record, good enough for second place in the Atlantic Division. Even more impressive, they’ve done it despite the deep, deep struggles of former top sniper Bobby Ryan.

Does Karlsson have competition as NHL’s best defenceman?

Ottawa Senators fans have long known that Erik Karlsson is the best defenceman in the National Hockey League, despite hockey writers’ propensity for handing out Norris Trophies in lieu of Lifetime Achievement Awards to guys like Drew Doughty last season and Shea Weber this season (probably).

Is Erik Karlsson getting tired of the Ottawa Senators?

There are two ways to interpret Senators captain Erik Karlsson’s comments after the Ottawa Senators’ disappointing loss to the Buffalo Sabres at Canadian Tire Centre Tuesday night. Speaking with reporters after the game, Karlsson uttered the dreaded ‘B word’ in trying to explain why his team didn’t manage to pull out a victory against the…

Full audio: Q&A with LeBreton Flats bidders

Wednesday night at the Canadian War Museum, the developers behind the two bids to redevelop the LeBreton Flats faced the citizens of Ottawa and their questions on everything from arena distance from transit stops to the incorporation of skate parks in the design to potential bird deaths. If you didn’t get a chance to head…