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Keep calm and carry on: Senators will need composure under fire

Fans always hope their team is fired up for a big game or series of games.

Sports movies show the way, with their predictable pre-game scene of football players smashing lockers with helmets and shoulder pads, all red rage (steroid influence left unstated), before storming the field en masse, like Roman gladiators preparing for a life-and-death battle. 610 more words

Ottawa Senators

Bob Duff: Drew Miller happy that he can see after skate cut

Drew Miller was happy to see the throng of reporters who gathered to speak to him Wednesday in the Joe Louis Arena dressing room.

After the frightening experience he endured just past the opening minute of Sunday’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators, Miller would have been happy to see just about anyone. 401 more words

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MacArthur joins the Senators victory party

Clarke MacArthur remains full of optimism as the Ottawa Senators prepare for the latest in a long line of pivotal games Thursday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. 690 more words

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Five things to know about the Calgary Flames' playoff race

1) They’re in control of their own destiny

In recent weeks, the Flames were in and out of playoff position — by virtue of being a game ahead of the rival Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets, who are also jockeying for playoff position. 381 more words

Calgary Flames

Jets' Byfuglien to face NHL hearing for cross-check; Canucks' Burrows won't for hit on Preds' Gaustad

Winnipeg Jet Dustin Byfuglien’s due for some NHL justice, while the Vancouver Canucks’ Alex Burrows reportedly isn’t.

The league will hold a hearing into the Jet’s cross-check to the back of the neck on New York Ranger J.T. 121 more words

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Gallagher's Canucks Hat Trick: Markstrom the odd man out, Richardson needed, Kenins' turn to score

The Vancouver Canucks had themselves a banner night on Tuesday, despite the officials, with Eddie Lack recovering from a less than stellar start to reel in an important victory. 802 more words

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Hammond earns Masterton nomination

The next time a National Hockey League player or coach resorts to the time-honoured clichés of “getting their hands dirty” or “putting the work boots on”, think about The Hamburglar. 767 more words

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