Ottawa Senators 2014 News and Updates
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 2013-2014 Season
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).