Senators News: March 7th

Jim O’Brien was a late scratch last night due to an upper body injury.

Colin Greening talked about his Gordie Howe hat-trick last night, “The guys were letting me know (about the Gordie Howe) between periods. It’s the first of my career. It’s just something that happened. The last five games or so, I haven’t been playing as many minutes. It shows a lot of confidence from the coaching staff to put me back with (Michalek) and (Jason Spezza). We had some good chemistry.”

Paul MacLean talked about Robin Lehner‘s performance, “I thought he played real good, obviously in the games he won. In the Chicago game (a 2-1 loss) he allowed it to be respectable, and we can’t fault him, really, on the game in Florida (a 4-2 loss). So we gave him an opportunity to show us he could be a goalie here.”

Sports Illustrated‘s power rankings are out with Ottawa 18th.

Joy Lindsay Tweets that Stephane Da Costa is back in the lineup for this morning’s game against the Toronto Marlies

-The Sens have reached out to bloggers, offering them access similar to the traditional media.  The bigger blogs are being targeted and it’s about time the team made more of an effort to harness the power of online media.  How much this additional access would mean in terms of actual content is up in the air.

-Tim Murray was on Sportsnet last night and said the Sens hope to bring Mika Zibanejad over to play a few games in Binghamton and then skate with the black aces while Ottawa is in the playoffs.  With Djurgardens’ schedule, at best he could play the final two games in Binghamton.

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