Description: The Senators and rookie goaltending sensation Andrew Hammond agreed to a three-year, $4.05 million contract.
Insight: Hammond led Ottawa to one of the most improbale playoff run, going 20-1-2 with a 1.79 GAA and .941 save percentage in 24 games. He didn't play as well in the playoffs, but it is hard to ignore the success he had during the regular season. Ottawa also has goaltenders Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner under contract, so look for one of them to be traded this summer.
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson played an exceptional game in a losing effort in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: The magic seems to be running out for Ottawa, who is down, 3-0, in the series versus Montreal. Senators coach Dave Cameron replaced Andrew Hammond with Anderson in Game 3, and Anderson played extremely well, making 47 saves on 49 shots, but he wasn't able to stop Dale Weise's wrister in overtime. The shot beat him short side, and it is one Anderson would probably like to have back. Anderson will likely remain Ottawa's goalie for Game 4 on Wednesday.
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond made 39 saves in the Game 2 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals loss to the Canadiens on Friday.
Insight: Hammond allowed three very makable saves, which was disappointing as the Senators were very close to stealing a game in Montreal. Hammond allowed the game-winner in overtime on a shot that went through his arm. It's not like Hammond has been bad, but he will have to be better if Ottawa is going to comeback from the 2-0 deficit versus Montreal.
Description: Senators winger Mark Stone will be a game-time decision on Friday for Game 2 versus the Canadiens according to NHL.com.
Insight: Stone suffered a microfracture when P.K. Subban slashed his wrist in Game 1 on Wednesday. Stone skated for about 10 minutes in the team's morning skate. He will be a big loss for the Senators if he can't play. Stone had 26 goals and 64 points in 80 regular season games.
Description: Senators center Mike Zibanejad scored a power-play goal in the Game 1 loss to the Canadiens on Wednesday.
Insight: Zibanejad's score on the same power play where Ottawa allowed a shorthanded goal. His goal tied the game again at three, but Brian Flynn's goal towards the end of the period was the game-winner for Montreal.
Description: Senators winger Mark Stone ended the regular season on fire as he scored two more goals in the season finale.
Insight: Stone scored on the power play to get the Senators on the board in the first period and then scored again off a turnover in the Flyers end. He finished the season with 26 goals and 38 assists with a plus-20 rating. Stone scored seven goals in the final six games and should get plenty of votes for the Calder Trophy.
Description: Senators center Kyle Turris recorded two points during Thursday's win over the Rangers.
Insight: It was a huge win for Ottawa who kept their playoff hopes alive. Turris recorded a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a plus-two rating. Clarke MacArthur also had a goal and an assist, while Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored an empty-netter.
Description: Senators left winger Mike Hoffman scored the game-tying goal in the, 4-3, comeback victory over the Penguins on Tuesday.
Insight: Hoffman amassed six shots on net, leading the team. The Senators trailed this game, 3-0, after the first period, but completely turning the table after that as they registered 37 shots on net in the second, third and overtime periods.
Description: Senators winger Mark Stone scored a pair of goals in the ridiculous, 4-3, overtime victory versus the Penguins on Tuesday.
Insight: The Penguins jumped out on top, 3-0, but Ottawa controlled this game after the first period. Stone scored early in the third period to bring the Senators within a goal, and then Stone scored the game-winner in overtime. Stone has five goals in the last four games. He also has 24 goals and 37 assists in 78 games this season.
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond made 36 saves in the shootout loss to the Maple Leafs on Sunday.
Insight: This was a game Ottawa really needed, but at least they still got a point. With Pittsburgh and Detroit losing on Sunday, Ottawa is just two points behind both those teams with three games to play. The Senators and Penguins will play on Tuesday. Hammond is now 17-1-2 this season.
Description: Senators winger Mark Stone had a goal and an assist in the, 2-1, overtime victory against the Lightning on Thursday. The victory moved Ottawa back within three points of the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Insight: Stone scored the first goal of the game and then assisted the game-winner from Patrick Wiercioch. The Eastern Conference is really jumbled right now with seven teams fighting for five spots. Excluding Florida, seven of those teams are within six points of each other with four or five games to go for each team. Should be an exciting last week of the regular season.
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond won again on Thursday, beating the Lightning, 2-1, in overtime.
Insight: This was a very well played defensive game as there were no goals for over 47 minutes. The only goal Hammond allowed was a power-play goal in the first period. He made 28 saves and is now 16-1-1 this season.
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond responded to his worse loss in the NHL by allowing just one goal in the, 2-1, shootout victory over the Red Wings on Tuesday.
Insight: Hammond only faced 17 shots, so the save percentage wasn't off the charts, but it was a very solid .941. He stopped two of four shootout attempts from Detroit. Hammond should make a majority of the starts left for Ottawa with the Senators pushing for a playoff spot.
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson allowed four goals in a start versus the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Insight: This was a rare start for Anderson, who has been replaced by Andrew Hammond in the net. This will not help Anderson's attempt to try and regain his starting role. Fantasy owners should stick with Hammond.
Description: Senators left winger Mike Hoffman had a goal and two assists in the, 5-2, victory over the Sharks on Monday.
Insight: Hoffman has been slumping a bit lately as he had just two goals and two assists in March before Monday. The three points versus the Sharks is hopefully a sign he has things turning around for good. Hoffman has 26 goals and 20 assists in his rookie season.
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond continues to dominant the NHL.
Insight: Hammond is 14-0-1 in his first 15 starts in the NHL. Entering Monday's game versus the Sharks, he had a 1.65 GAA and .947 save percentage. Ottawa beat San Jose, 5-2, and Hammond made 29 saves in the victory.
Description: Senators center Kyle Turris had a pair of goals with an assist in the huge victory over the Bruins on Thursday.
Insight: The win puts Ottawa two points behind the Bruins and the Senators have a game in hand. Turris scored an even strength goal 19 seconds into the game and then the last goal on an empty net with 19 seconds to go. He was also plus-three. Turris has 19 goals and 31 assists in 70 games this season.
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson had a great first two periods in his return to the ice on Sunday, stopping all 21 shots he faced, but he had a much different third period.
Insight: Anderson faced 24 shots in the third and allowed four goals as the Senators blew a, 4-0, lead. Fortunately for Anderson owners, the Senators won in a shootout, 5-4. Anderson finished with 42 saves in the game.
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond won again, making that seven victories in eight starts.
Insight: Hammond stopped 24-of-26 shots in the victory over the Sabres Friday. He took over the starting role on Feb. 18 and hasn't looked back. Since then, the Senators have won seven of eight with Hammond going 7-0-1 with two shutouts.
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond made 35 saves as he continues to impress fantasy owners.
Insight: Hammond has made the last seven starts for Ottawa and is 6-0-1 in the stretch. All the sudden, the Senators are only four points out of the last playoff spot. Hammond made 35 saves on Wednesday and allowed just one third period goal in the, 3-1, victory.
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond lost his first game of the season on Tuesday although it was a, 3-2, shootout loss to the Wild.
Insight: Hammond took over in net on Feb. 16 and promptly won his first five starts, leading Ottawa on a five-game winning streak. The Senators have picked up 16 points in their last 10 games to stay alive in the playoff race. If owners need goalie help, Hammond can provide some.
Description: Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson scored a goal and an assist versus the Sharks on Saturday.
Insight: Karlsson scored both his points on the power play, notching the game in the second period and then assisting Mike Hoffman's goal. Ottawa came back to beat San Jose, 4-2. Karlsson has 15 goals and 32 assists in 60 games this season.
Description: Senators left winger Mike Hoffman scored a pair of goals in the, 4-2, victory over the Sharks on Saturday.
Insight: Hoffman assisted Erik Karlsson's goal on the power play in the second period and then scored his pair of goals in the third. Hoffman's scores were on the power play and an empty-netter. He finished February with six goals and seven assists. Hoffman has 39 points on the season.
Description: Senators goalie Andrew Hammond earned a win Saturday against Florida.
Insight: Hammond is not a relevant fantasy option, but has yet to lose during his first two starts (2-0-0). He made 21 saves on 22 shots to help Ottawa defeat the Panthers. At the very least, Hammond likely earned himself a few more starts.
Description: Senators rookie goaltender Andrew Hammond was very impressive in his first NHL start as Ottawa defeated Montreal, 4-2, on Wednesday.
Insight: Hammond stopped 42-of-44 save opportunities as he was rushed into duty with fellow goaltenders Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner out with injuries. He is not yet fantasy relevant in standard leagues, but he should be on the radar of daily fantasy owners.
Description: Senators left wing Milan Michalek had two points in the, 4-2, victory over the Candiens on Wednesday.
Insight: Michalek scored the first goal of the game in the second period and then assisted Mark Stone's power-play goal in the third period. Michalek has 11 goals and 11 assists in 51 games this season.
Description: Senators winger Mark Stone had a goal and two assists in Ottawa's victory over Montreal, 4-2, on Wednesday.
Insight: Stone assisted Milan Michalek's goal to give Ottawa the lead in the second period. Stone then scored on the power play and assisted Kyle Turris' empty-netter in the third period. Stone has 14 goals and 22 assists in 54 games this season.
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan had two assists in the, 7-2, victory over the Oilers on Saturday afternoon.
Insight: Ryan had secondary assists on the final two Ottawa goals that came in the third period. The second assist was on the power play. It was disappointing to see the Senators score seven times and not have Ryan find the back of the net, but he does have four assists in the last two games. Ryan has 14 goals and 27 assists in 50 games this season.
Description: Senators left wing Milan Michalek scored a pair of goals and added an assist in Ottawa's rout over Edmonton.
Insight: The Senators beat the Oilers, 7-2. Michalek scored a power-play goal to start the scoring and then an even-strength goal in the second period. To start that second period, Ottawa scored twice in the first minute. Michalek had an assist on the second goal. He has 10 goals and 10 assists in 49 games this season.
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan scored a goal and an assist versus the Stars on Thursday.
Insight: Ryan helped Ottawa get back into the game as the Senators fell behind, 3-0. Ryan assisted Mika Zibanejab's goal and then added his own power-play goal to make the game, 3-2, at the end of the first period. Ottawa then tied it at the beginning of the third period, but Dallas scored again and then added two empty-net goals. Ryan has 13 goals and 22 assists in 44 games this season.
Description: Senators left winger Clarke MacArthur had a goal and an assist in Saturday's victory over the Coyotes.
Insight: MacArthur scored towards the end of the first period to give Ottawa a, 2-1, lead and they would not trail again. MacArthur then assisted Cody Ceci's score in the third period that made the game, 4-1. MacArthur has 12 goals and 11 assists in 40 games this season.
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan scored the game-winning goal 44 seconds into overtime against the Bruins on Saturday.
Insight: Ryan scored on a juicy rebound in which Boston goalie Tukka Rask completely overskated to his left. With Rask out of position, Ryan scored on an empty net. Ryan has 11 goals and 15 assists in 34 games this season.
Description: Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson had two assists and posted a plus-two rating on Monday.
Insight: Karlsson is used to the points, but it is pretty rare for the defeseman to have a plus-rating because of his lack of defensive prowless. Karlsson has seven goals, 18 assists and a minus-11 rating in 36 games.
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan scored a hat trick against the Sabres on Monday.
Insight: Ryan was everywhere, leading the Senators with eight shots on net Monday. Three of them got past Jonas Enroth as Ottawa routed Buffalo, 5-2. Ryan has 10 goals and 15 assists in 33 games this season.
Description: Senators left winger Clarke MacArthur scored an unassisted goal in the second period to give Ottawa a, 2-1, lead over Detroit, but Ottawa lost in overtime.
Insight: The Senators allowed Henrik Zetterberg to score on the power play in the third period and then let Gustav Nyquist win the game with less than a minute to go in overtime. MacArthur has 10 goals and eight assists in 34 games this season.
Description: Senators center Kyle Torris scored both goals in Ottawa's, 2-0, victory over New Jersey.
Insight: Turris scored on the power play early in the first period and then added an empty-net goal inside of one-second left in the game. Turris has six goals and 15 assists with a minus-eight rating in 31 games this season.
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson played a really solid game but had little to show for it on Saturday.
Insight: Anderson made 33 saves, however, he also allowed three goals. One goal was a redirected shot from Brandon Sutter on the power play and the game-winner was a nasty slap shot from Christian Ehrhoff, who had about two seconds to wind up because he was so wide open. With the loss, Anderson drops to 5-7-4.
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson made 43 saves in a loss on Friday to the Panthers.
Insight: Anderson stopped 43-of-46 shots for a .935 save percentage but it wasn't enough in the, 3-2, loss. Anderson is 5-5-3 this season and came into the game with a 2.38 GAA and .932 save percentage.
Description: Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner led Ottawa to a shootout victory over the Blues on Tuesday.
Insight: Lehner stopped 27-of-29 shots including four in overtime as Ottawa defeated St. Louis, 3-2. One of the two goals came on the power play, but Lehner and the Senators still managed to kill 5-out-of-6 penalties.
Description: Senators left winger Clarke MacArthur scored twice and added an assist in Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: MacArthur scored on the power play to tie the score, 1-1, in the first period. MacArthur then scored the final goal of the game in the third period. He finished plus-two with three shots on net.
Description: Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner led Ottawa to victory despite the Senators being outshot, 35-19, against the Predators on Thursday.
Insight: Lehner allowed an early power-play goal from Nashville defenseman Shea Weber, but the Senators scored the next three goals. Lehner yielded a second goal early in the third period, but that was it as he won his fourth game of the season.
Description: Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner won again on Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Lehner has earned more playing time with his great play. On Saturday, he allowed just two goals on 40 shots to post a .950 save percentage in the game. He helped kill both Blue Jacket power plays. Lehner will likely stay in net as long as he is playing well.
Description: Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner will start on Saturday according to the Ottawa Sun.
Insight: Lehner will likely see more minutes than the average backup goalie this season, and there is even a chance that Lehner eventually takes the starting job from Craig Anderson. Keep him on your radar.
Description: Senators center Kyle Torris scored in the season opener against the Predators on Thursday.
Insight: Torris broke the scoreless tie with a goal early in the second period, but the Predators scored the next three goals. Ottawa added a power play goal to cut the lead to one, but ultimately lost, 3-2. Torris had two shots on goal.
Description: Left wing Clarke MacArthur should be a solid contributer this season for the Senators.
Insight: He is coming off a 55-point season, and is firmly in the prime of his career, at 29-years-old. MacArthur could eventually see time on Ottawa's top line, making him a potential steal late in drafts.
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan will look to score 30 goals, yet again.
Insight: He had a somewhat down year during his first season with Ottawa (23 goals, 25 assists). Look for Ryan to be closer to the 60-point mark in 2014-15. Target him starting anywhere from the fifth round.
Description: Senators left wing Milan Michalek looks to improve in 2014-15.
Insight: He had decent scoring numbers, with 17 goals and 22 assists. However, Michalek had a rough -25 rating. Heading into the season, it would seem he will go undrafted, but could turn into a solid waiver pickup.
Description: Those concerned that Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson would be in a 50-50 time share situation with Robin Lehner should like the words spoken by head coach Paul MacLean on Friday.
Insight: "Craig Anderson is the No. 1 goaltender," reports Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen. Anderson was a disappointing 25-16-8 with a 3.00 GAA and .911 save percentage last season. Only time will tell, but we see Lehner with a significant workload.
Description: Left wing Clarke MacArthur and the Senators have come to terms on a five-year extension.
Insight: MacArthur went on to tell the Ottawa Sun that he will not change the way he plays the game. "Just because I've got a five-year deal, that doesn't mean I need to change a whole lot. I kind of want to play the same game. I want to play good in both ends." MacArthur had 24 goals and 31 assists in his first season in Ottawa last year.
Description: David Legwand has signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Senators.
Insight: Legwand played the first 956 games of his career with the Nashville Predators before going to his hometown Red Wings at the trade deadline last season. He finished with 51 points (14 goals) in 83 games.