Senators News: January 9th

-The post-game articles after the win over Philadelphia are a mass of cliche-filled back-slapping that includes an acknowledgement of Craig Anderson‘s struggles.  The Ottawa Citizen‘s Wayne Scalan’s article is the best (link), including this bit at the end, “Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette was so annoyed [by the team’s collapse] he could barely speak.”

The Ottawa Sun‘s Don Brennan wonders if Erik Karlsson will break Norm MacIver‘s franchise mark for points from a defenceman (link), which seems a no-brainer as long as Karlsson can stay healthy.

-Ian Mendes Tweets that yesterday’s third period comeback was the fourth time this year they’ve won when trailing by 2+ goals.  No other NHL team has more than two such wins (according to the Elias Sports).

-ESPN’s power rankings are out (link) with Ottawa 10th (Scott Burnside writes, “You can’t deny the work done by Paul MacLean with the overachieving Senators, who have lost just twice in regulation in their past 13 outings (9-2-2) and have surged into the middle of the playoff pack in the Eastern Conference“).

-Joy Lindsay Tweets that Andre Petersson is not practicing (presumably as a precautionary measure).

-Elmira won in a shootout, with both Louie Caporusso and Jack Downing scoring.

Sportsnet‘s Mike Brophy embarrasses himself with a myopic review of the Leafs (link)–I think it’s the first-ever team review I’ve read where a reporter likes every player’s performance.

-Columbus GM finally fired coach Scott Arniel–three months too late for Blue Jacket fans.  It’s almost comical how badly the franchise has been handled.