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.
Description: Senators center Kyle Turris hit the 50-point mark for the first time with two assists Tuesday against the Panthers.
Insight: It was Turris' first multi-point game since Jan. 30. The 24-year-old had 20-29 points in each of the previous four seasons before coming up with a career-high 51 (22 goals) in 72 games this season.
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan scored his first goal since Feb. 27 Tuesday against the Rangers. has picked up just 11 points (four goals) in his last 25 games.
Insight: Ryan has provided fantasy owners with four points in his last five games after getting just eight in his previous 21. The 26-year-old once looked like a lock for his fifth-career 30-goal season but he has 23 with 14 games left. Ryan had 18 goals and 36 points his first 42 games.
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson (upper body) will not play Tuesday, according to Ira Mendes of the Ottawa Citizen.
Insight: Anderson says he feels like he would be hurting the team if he tried to play and still doesn't have a firm timetable for his return. The goalie has recovered from getting hit high in the chest by a Shea Weber slapshot on March 10, but he admitted he's still feeling the effects of a collision with teammate Milan Michalek from that same game.
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan has picked up just 11 points (four goals) in his last 25 games.
Insight: He had 18 goals and 36 points his first 42 games. Ryan's production has picked up again lately, as he has provided three assists his last four games, but he hasn't scored a goal in March. The 26-year-old once looked like a lock for his fifth-career 30-goal season but his cold streak has him stuck at 22 with 15 games to play.
Description: Senators winger Ales Hemsky had three assists Saturday against the Jets.
Insight: Hemsky (9 G, 20 A) joined Ottawa in a trade from Edmonton on Wednesday, and the Sens have stuck him on the top line with Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek. Those three accounted for one goal and eight assists Saturday.
Description: Senators center Kyle Turris has scored a goal in two straight games.
Insight: Turris had just two points in eight games from Feb. 1 to March 4 after posting 10+ points in each of the first four months this season, but he's back on track. The 24-year-old has 21 goals and 46 points in 64 games this season.
Description: Senators left wing Milan Michalek has delivered eight points in his last eight games.
Insight: Michalek (11 G, 19 A) had a goal and two assists Saturday at Winnipeg, but he's still underachieving this season after putting up 74 points in 100 games the previous two seasons. His -21 doesn't help matters.
Description: Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur will miss at least one week due to a bruised hand.
Insight: Although MacArthur had zero points in six February games he has a goal and an assist in three March games. His 44-point total in 60 games is good enough for fourth best on the Ottawa roster. Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan will have to find another winger for the next few games, likely Mike Hoffman or Colin Greening.
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza scored his 16th goal of the season Tuesday at Edmonton.
Insight: Spezza has delivered eight points in his last six games and has 47 points in 57 games this season. His -23 differential damages his fantasy value, however, and he would benefit from a trade before Wednesday's deadline.
Description: Senators left wing Milan Michalek saved the best for last Thursday in a thrilling win over Buffalo.
Insight: Michalek (ten goals, 15 assists in 58 games) scored both of his goals in the third period with his second of the night coming just 21 seconds before the final whistle. Michalek's six shots on goal were a season-high.
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza has generated 10 points (three goals) in his last eight games.
Insight: Spezza had three points Tuesday and has produced four multi-point games in his last seven. He has 42 points (15 goals), 150 SOG and 34 PIM in 52 games, but his career worst -21 differential hurts his value.
Description: Ottawa right wing Chris Neil notched two goals in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Insight: That snaps a three-game scoreless drought for the veteran. Neil's assist in the second period was only his second of the season. He's had a tough season for the most part, collecting just ten points through his first 49 games.
Description: Ottawa center Stephane Da Costa lit the lamp twice in Tuesday night's win over the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Da Costa had been held scoreless in four games this season heading into tonight's game. He's only scored six goals in his career and we don't anticipate him being much of a factor down the stretch.
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson came up with a 34-save shutout Tuesday at Washington.
Insight: Anderson came in with a 2.81 GAA in his previous six games and was playing a Capitals team skating without Alex Ovechkin, so fantasy owners shouldn't read too much into the shutout. Anderson still has just a 3.09 GAA and .905 SV% this season.
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza (hip flexor) has missed three straight games, but said he doesn't expect it to be a long-term injury. SOURCE: tsn.ca
Insight: Spezza doesn't have a timetable for his return but said he is making progress. Her's a big-time point scorer with 11 goals and 19 assists in 39 games, but after missing all but five games last season the team is likely to play it conservatively.
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan was irked by comments released in an ESPN.com feature detailing a five-month process of the selection of the USA Olympic men's hockey team. In the article, director of player personnel Brian Burke was quoted as saying that Ryan is "a passive guy" and "not intense." Ryan was one of the biggest names not selected for the team. SOURCE: tsn.ca
Insight: "It was kinda gutless," Ryan said. "I almost feel degraded when it comes out like that. It is what it is -- that's their decision and that's how they feel about me." The feature also said that another selection committee member called Ryan a "sleepy" skater. "They were direct quotes," said Ryan. "It's unfortunate they feel that way. They've got to form a team. I guess to a certain degree you have to respect it. You don't have to agree with it, right? I certainly don't. They could have just cut me." Ryan is on track for his fifth career 30-goal season, but he's coming off a December in which he had just 11 points in 16 games. The Team USA snub should provide plenty of motivation.
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza (hip) will miss his third straight game Thursday but said he doesn't expect it to be a long-term injury. SOURCE: tsn.ca
Insight: Spezza is dealing with a hip flexor injury. He doesn't have a timetable for his return but said he is making progress. "We want to make sure that I squash it so that it's like anything, groins, hips, you don't want them to linger," Spezza said.
Description: Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner will get the start Friday at Boston.
Insight: Lehner was putting some pressure on starter Craig Anderson but then he allowed five goals on 33 shots on Dec. 18 at New Jersey and Anderson picked up a shutout on Dec. 23. Lehner is 5-8-3 with a 2.54 GAA And a .926 SV%.
Description: Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson had a goal and two assists Monday against the Penguins.
Insight: Karlsson has eight points over his last six games. He's attempted 124 SOG this season, second among defensemen. The only thing hurting his fantasy value is a minus differential, but he helped that out with a +2 Monday to bring it up to -8 on the year.
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson blocked all 27 shots the Penguins sent his way Monday for his second shutout of the season (first since the first game of the season).
Insight: Anderson has been dreadful this season, posting a 3.42 GAA and .897 SV% in 24 starts going into Monday's game, so shutting out an offense the caliber of Pittsburgh's is huge for the 32-year-old.