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.
Description: Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson made 28 saves Saturday for his fourth shutout of the season.
Insight: Fantasy owners have to be disappointed with how Anderson (24-16-8, 3.06 GAA) has performed this season but at least he can go out on a high note after this outing. Anderson's four clean slates this season are his most since 2009-10 when he played for the Avalanche.
Description: Jason Spezza led the Senators with two goals Tuesday in a 4-1 win over the Islanders.
Insight: Spezza has now scored 20 or more goals eight times in his career including seven of the last eight seasons. The Blue Jackets' win over Phoenix on Tuesday eliminated Ottawa from the postseason. It's the first time the Senators have missed the playoffs since 2011.
Description: Senators center Mike Zibanejad (upper body) is expected to play Friday against the Blackhawks, according to senators.nhl.com.
Insight: Zibanejad missed Tuesday's game and is officially listed as a game-time decision, but coach Paul MacLean expects to have him available. The 2011 sixth-overall pick has 13 goals, 27 points and 138 SOG in 61 games this season.