Ottawa Senators 2014-2015 News and Updates
4/9/14 – Despite a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders Tuesday night, the Ottawa Senators were eliminated from the NHL Playoffs. Both Detroit and Columbus earned points which means the Sens can no longer catch them. The last time the Senators missed the playoffs was 2009-10 under former coach Cory Clouston. Having closed out a two-game road trip, Ottawa returns home Thursday to take on the New Jersey Devils (get-in $19) followed by Toronto (get-in $109) on Saturday. There will still be pride to play for in the Battle of Ontario, the final game at Canadian Tire Centre this year; grab your Ottawa Senators tickets and show your pride for one of the top rivalry games in the NHL!
4/3/14 – Trying to climb back into the NHL playoff race, the Ottawa Senators had won three in a row before dropping Wednesday’s match to the Islanders. Top centre Jason Speeza (lower body) did not skate against New York, whom the team will meet again before the regular-season concludes, but is hopeful for Friday’s matchup against the Montreal Canadiens as the club closes out a five-game homestand. Don’t miss tomorrow’s rivalry game; grab Ottawa Senators tickets for as little as $68 (300 level) or for a better seat inside Canadian Tire Centre $141 (200 level).
3/28/14 – Bobby Ryan will be sidelined for the rest of the 2013-14 season after undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia Thursday. The initial injury to the right winger who leads the Senators with 23 goals, was sustained in November. Friday begins a five-game home stay for Ottawa who will face Chicago tonight at Canadian Tire Centre. Ottawa Senators tickets to the April 4 rivalry game against the Montreal Canadiens are averaging $162 while the season finale in the Battle of Ontario are the most expensive remaining this regular season, averaging $317.
3/19/14 – After four straight losses including Saturday in OT to rival Montreal and Tuesday to the on-the-bubble Rangers, the Senators playoff hopes are all but gone. Currently seven points behind eighth ranked Columbus, the Senators would need a significant winning streak to have a chance. The Ottawa Senators have just eight regular-season games remaining at Canadian Tire Centre. While the season finale against the Toronto Maple Leafs (avg. $324) is the most expensive, Ottawa will get their chance for revenge when the Canadiens come to visit April 4 (avg. $177).
3/10/14 – Ottawa returns home after a four-game western road trip (2-2) to face the Nashville Predators. Currently four points back of eighth in the East, the Senators will attempt to stay in the playoff race with a win tonight at Canadian Tire Centre (avg. $94). Ottawa Senators tickets Sunday against the Colorado Avalanche are a bit cheaper, averaging $20 less than Monday’s game. Can Ottawa’ leading defenseman Erik Karlsson kick off the end-of-season rally? Will the newest Senator, Ales Hemsky, who notched three assists Saturday against Winnipeg, save the season with excellent puck skills and offensive vision? Catch one of the two Ottawa Senators home games this week for as little as $10!
3/4/14 – The Senators climbed out of a 2-0 hole, to overtake the Canucks in the Heritage Classic Sunday. Clarke MacArthur, Erik Karlsson, Cody Ceci, and Colin Greening scored for Ottawa in the 4-2 win. Other big news for the two teams, the Senators acquired defenceman Patrick Mullen (Vancouver) in exchange for Jeff Costello earlier this morning. Ottawa next sees action tonight when they visit the Oilers at Edmonton’s Rexall Place before finishing their Western swing at Calgary (3/5) and Winnipeg (3/8).
2/26/14 - The only Senators to leave for Sochi were Milan Michalek (Czech Republic) and Erik Karlsson (won silver for Sweden), so the rest of Ottawa will be well rested and riled up to take on the second half of the season. Tomorrow the Senators will meet their first opponents: the groggy Detroit Red Wings, who sent nine players to the Olympics and are currently ahead of the Senators by just one point. If you're looking to see a win, this would be the game to attend! Get Ottawa Senators tickets for their final game (2/27) before the Trade Deadline and a possible new-look line!
2/21/14 – Much to the delight of locals, the Ottawa Senators took their Thursday practice outdoors at Jules Morin Park as they prepare for The Heritage Classic Mar 2 against the Vancouver Canucks. Three days after the Senators outdoor game is the NHL Trade Deadline. Senators’ owner Eugene Melnyk has expressed interest in adding a power forward to the Ottawa Senators roster and the team is hopeful the acquisition would be beneficial in securing a postseason berth. Will we see a new forward on the ice between the Senators first game back post-Olympics (Detroit) and their second March 10 (Nashville)? Find out for yourself! Ottawa Senators tickets are relatively cheap, averaging $90 in remaining regular season games at home - $13 less than the NHL average.
2/4/14 – The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Senators last night in overtime 2-1 at CONSOL Energy Center. It was a memorable night for Pens goalie Marc-Andrew Fleury who robbed defenseman Erik Karlsson of a goal with an insane glove save. Ottawa will look for an energy surge as they prepare for a game in St. Louis tonight. The last time the two met, Senators’ Cody Ceci scored unassisted in overtime to give Ottawa the win. Thursday, the Senators will be back home to host Buffalo in their last game at Canadian Tire Centre before the 20-day break where Ottawa Senators tickets are relatively cheap! At $20 you can get in the door and sit in the 300 Level Goal.
1/30/14 – Sens Forward Milan Michalek (Czech Republic) and defenseman Erik Karlsson (Sweden) will be travelling to Sochi for the 2014 Olympics. Before that, the Ottawa pair and their Senators teammates will play six more games, only two at home. Ottawa Senators tickets at Canadian Tire Centre are averaging $71 against Tampa Bay Lightning (1/30) and a much steeper $313 against Buffalo Sabres (2/6). Can Bobby Ryan and Jason Spezza get back on track before the break? Be there to cheer them on during this critical stretch!
Ottawa Senators 2014-2015 Season
The Ottawa Senators hovered around the .500 mark for the better part of last season, but this time around, the Sens plan to kick things into overdrive and finally overcome their tough Atlantic Division rivals. The Senators killed their own playoff hopes by dropping a number of games on the heels of their momentous Heritage Classic victory, and finished 21st in the overall standings. After coming so close to the postseason, but failing to punch their tickets, Ottawa is hungry for a bid in the 2014-2015 year. Score Ottawa Senators tickets and see if Erik Karlsson, Bobby Ryan and Co. can steal a playoff seed in the Eastern Conference!
The Senators bid farewell to franchise player Jason Spezza, but GM Bryan Murray and head coach Paul MacLean made moves this summer to fill his gap. Ottawa’s top acquisition this offseason was Alex Chiasson from Dallas, capped off by the signing of Ales Hemsky. Ottawa Senators’ goalies Lehner and Anderson signed new deals this offseason, leaving two capable net minders on roster—who will get the starting job? Lock in Ottawa Senators tickets to find out in the 2014-2015 season!
The Ottawa Senators play their home opener on Oct. 16 against the Colorado Avalanche. Fuel the rivalry when Montreal and Ottawa square off on Dec 20. Pick up Senators ticket when Spezza returns to Canadian Tire Centre as a member of the Dallas Stars on Jan 29, and don’t miss out on Hockey Day in Canada with Edmonton at Ottawa tickets on Feb. 14.
One more Original Six franchise has joined the Ottawa Senators in the Atlantic Division, the Detroit Red Wings. What does that mean for the Senators? For one, they’ll play Detroit and former teammate Daniel Alfredsson more frequently which should spark old rivalries to re-emerge. Following the loss of longtime captain Alfredsson, the Senators acquired star forward Bobby Ryan from the Anaheim Ducks, forward Clarke MacArthur, and defenceman Joe Corvo.
Last season, the Senators knocked out the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 6-1 victory in Game 5. They would advance to play the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round but would eventually be sent home. With frequent visits to the postseason, it is no surprise that attendance numbers are one of the highest in the League and Ottawa Senators tickets prices keep increasing. In the past three years prices have steadily increased 22% each season – averaging $73 (2011), $89 (2012), and $109 (2013). It’ll cost you almost double to see the Ottawa Senators on the road (avg. $198).
The most expensive game at Canadian Tire Centre this season is against the Montreal Canadiens (4/14). The next, Battle of Ontario Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (4/12) averaging $197. Games against rival Buffalo Sabres are much cheaper. Fans will spend an average of $88 (2/6) or $78 (12/12) on Ottawa hockey tickets. One must-see road game is the final of six NHL outdoor games which will involve the Senators and Vancouver Canucks in the Heritage Classic (3/2 at BC Place).