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Follow Me on TwitterGreg Smith is the Ottawa Senators' correspondent for OurHometown.ca. Greg was born and bred in Ottawa. An original Senators season ticket holder, he has followed the Senators from their infancy, including attending the very first inter-squad game in Hull and first regular season game to this their 20th year in the NHL. Greg previously interned at CBC radio sports in Toronto for a month before hosting his own radio talk show on CKCU radio in Ottawa for two years. Passionate about his Senators, Greg will provide current news and views on the Ottawa Senators organization from a global perspective. Greg is the Editor-in-Chief of FightingForStanley.ca If you have questions or wish to contact Greg, you can email him at gsmith@ourhometown.ca.
1972 Summit Series remains
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1972 Summit Series remains

Sep. 25, 2012: This month marks the 40th anniversary of what feel to be the greatest hockey series ever played. For most Canadians that watched Paul Henderson score that winning goal in game eight of the 1972 summit series, it remains to this day, the greatest single moment in Canadian sports history. FULL STORY

Hockey world remembers Lokomotiv, one year after crash
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Hockey world remembers Lokomotiv, one year after crash

Sep. 9, 2012: Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv disaster. One year ago yesterday, a plane carrying the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv team to their first KHL game of the year crashed violently into the Volga River, killing 44 people, 37 players and coaches and 7 crew members. FULL STORY

Revenue recognition issue puts the NHL and NHLPA very far apart
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Revenue recognition issue puts the NHL and NHLPA very far apart

Sep. 4, 2012: With the end of summer just around the corner, the National Hockey League (NHL) and the NHL players association (NHLPA) continue to negotiate on a new collective bargaining agreement. NHLPA union executive Donald Fehr wants the league to include all hockey related revenue, something the NHL highly disputes. FULL STORY

 World Hockey Championship Preview: Canada, Finland, Sweden look to be the favorites
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World Hockey Championship Preview: Canada, Finland, Sweden look to be the favorites

May. 4, 2012: The 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) World Hockey Championships opens today. This year’s event is co-hosted by Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden and looks to be a great opportunity for Team Canada to reclaim their spot atop the hockey world. FULL STORY

2012 World Hockey Championship will have a new look
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2012 World Hockey Championship will have a new look

Apr. 28, 2012: This year the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has introduced a new format for the World Hockey Championship. Previous versions had teams split into four groups, with the top three teams in each group qualifying for the second round. This year they decided to place the sixteen teams into two preliminary groups. FULL STORY

Sens hot streak continues with convincing win over Capitals
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Sens hot streak continues with convincing win over Capitals

Feb. 23, 2012: Milan Michalek, Eric Karlsson and Nick Foligno each had multiple point nights as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Washington Capitals 4-2 at Scotiabank Place. The win was Ottawa’s fourth in a row and fifth in the last six games. The Senators are on a hot streak, going 5-0-1 over the last six games to move seven points clear of the ninth place Winnipeg Jets. FULL STORY

Phillips celebrates 1000th game with two goals
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Phillips celebrates 1000th game with two goals

Feb. 10, 2012: Chris Phillips and Jason Spezza each scored a pair of goals as the Ottawa Senators beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 to stop the Senators losing streak at seven games. Tonight’s game was Phillips 1000th game, all with the Senators, and he celebrated the night by scoring his first two goals of the season, including the game winner. FULL STORY

Another slow start delivers blow to Senators playoff hopes
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Another slow start delivers blow to Senators playoff hopes

Feb. 8, 2012: David Perron scored a pair of goals and Brian Elliot made a triumphant return to Ottawa, making 28 saves as the St. Louis Blues beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 at Scotiabank Place tonight. The loss extended the Senators losing streak to seven games and makes them 0-2-1 on their current five game home stand. FULL STORY

Sens carry play for most the game but lose to the Ducks
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Sens carry play for most the game but lose to the Ducks

Jan. 22, 2012: Lubomir Visnovsky was credited with his fifth goal of the season to give the Anaheim Ducks a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. The win snapped Ottawa’s winning streak at five games and is the first road game since December 1st in which the Senators have not gotten a single a point in a road game. FULL STORY

Sens win fifth straight on road with victory in San Jose
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Sens win fifth straight on road with victory in San Jose

Jan. 20, 2012: Craig Anderson made 36 saves and Colin Greening scored a pair of goals to the lead the Ottawa Senators to a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks at the Shark Tank. The win was the Senators fifth straight on the road and moved Ottawa into fourth place in the Eastern Conference. FULL STORY


11Senators reaping the rewards of the Kyle Turris trade
12Alfredsson delivers again as Sens dump Habs in shootout
13Senators continue their domination at Madison Square Garden
14Yet another third period comeback leads Senators to victory
15Briere brings Senators winning streak to a crashing halt
16Sens win streak now at four with victory over Lightning
17Sens launch yet another third period comeback to beat the Devils
18Butler’s goal a thrilling conclusion to Senators victory
19Alfie scores 400th and propels Sens to victory
20Cunneyworth gets first win behind Habs bench thanks to some great goaltending
21Senators recover from horrible call to beat the Panthers
22Senators explode for three goals in the third to beat Sabres
23Senators explode for six goals against the Penguins
24Thomas steals the show for the Bruins, Senators outplay Bruins but lose
25Senators outplay Sabres and win in overtime
26Senators have third period collapse for the second night in a row
27Senators collapse late in game to lose to Capitals, Karlsson makes two critical errors
28Senators destroy the 1-3-1 and fight back to beat the Lightning
29Capitals deal Senators sudden death, Senators lose in overtime
30Senators show fight against Jets to win their second in a row
31Craig Anderson solid as the Senators bounce back with a 4-3 win over the Canes
32Poor goaltending and a bad start cost Senators in loss to the Penguins
33Senators lose a tough one in overtime to the Canucks
34Anderson, Butler seal the deal for Ottawa Senators
35Ottawa beats Toronto with solid goaltending and special teams
36Goaltending poor as the Senators lose their 5th straight in Buffalo
37Senators give another game away, Losing streak now at 4 games
38Alfredsson out indefinitely, Shanahan excuse for lack of suspension poor
39Sens streak ends at six games with loss to the Bruins
40Senators grind out a 3-2 victory over the Leafs to win their sixth in a row
41Chara, Public Enemy Number One returns to Montreal
42Foligno seals the deal, Sens win fourth in a row
43Alfredsson to miss game against Carolina
44Senators give Jets a rude welcome
45Will someone please make a save!
46Senators to get a healthy dose of Ovechkin
47Huge win for Senators in home opener
48Winning or hope?
49Senators face tough decisions
50Senators look flat in Hockeyville

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