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Things are Heating up for the Senators

NHL 2016 has just started and the craze is spilling across the whole nation. You can see the new signings endorsing their respective products on billboards all across the country. All teams have now played one match and are comparing their training season notes with the match day results. The fans are looking forward to an exciting season ahead. Similarly the people making professional bets are keen to look at all the pre-match news in order to make intelligent guesses about the bets they will place. However, if you are not a sports betting fan, you can always play mobile slot games online. The Ottawa Senators is one such team that attracts attention in the NHL. Let us look at their prospects this season.

The Ottawa Senators is a professional ice hockey team that represents the Eastern Conference in the Atlanta Division of the National Hockey League. They play all their home games at the Canadian Tire Centre and were founded in 1990. The ice arena was established in 1996 with a capacity of about 20,000 fans. The Senators have had an illustrious history as they have qualified for the post season for 15 times in the last 19 instances. They have won four division titles and the president’s trophy. They have also appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007.

They started their regular season with a win in overtime at home over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The end score was 5-4 in over time making it 1-0 for the Senator’s season. The win came against a monstrous performance by Toronto’s Austin Mathews who scored four times in the night. Mathews who is just 19 years old scored four times on his debut a feat which has never been done before. It was a sellout match as expected and everyone got their money’s worth for the season opener.

Kyle Turris scored the Over Time goal to win the match for the Senators with 4:23 remaining on the clock in over time. Derick Brassard, Erik Karlsson and Bobby Ryan had scored for the Senators in regular time. Goaltender Craig Anderson had to make heroic efforts to stop Mathews scoring his fifth. The Senators will have to dig deep in their dug out to repeat history of staying in the top half of the NHL table. They certainly have the firepower to do so. Will they be able to do it, only time will tell?

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