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Silver Nuggets: Good day for Senators draft position; Rundblad wins Salming Trophy

The Ottawa Senators returned to losing ways with a 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning last night. The Florida Panthers also lost but picked up a point and now lead the Senators by two points ahead of the big third pick showdown tomorrow night in Florida. The Nashville Predators also finally lost and with the Dallas Stars picking up a point in a shootout loss, the Stars are now five points behind the Predators with the Stars holding two games in hand.

Here are today's links:

Last game

  • Game recap. (Sun, Citizen)
  • Post game video with Cory Clouston, Jason Spezza, Chris Phillips and Curtis McElhinney. (Ottawa Senators)

General Sens News

  • Ottawa Senators' star prospect David Rundblad won the Salming Trophy as the best defenceman in Sweden. Note the article is in Swedish but you can use Google Translator to get a rough idea. Or maybe Henrik will show up today? (HockeySverige)
  • Don Brennan wants to sign Simon Gagne. Oh dear. I will leave it at that. (Sun)
  • Here is a fine picture of the infamous Ottawa Senators Goaltender Graveyard. (Sens Extra)

More after the jump.

General Hockey News

  • The Vancouver Canucks clinched the top seed in the Western Conference. (TSN)
  • Dany Heatley thinks Paul Bissonnette is amusing. Apparently Heatley even asked for his hockey stick. Dany Heatley also has a collection of 200 hockey sticks at home. I can only assume something evil is brewing. (NHL)
  • Speaking of people I don't like, Sidney Crosby has been cleared to practice with the team. (Pierre LeBrun)
  • With the Manny Malhotra eye surgery, here is a look at visors in the NHL. 65% of NHL players under age 30 wear them now. It really should be mandatory for all new players. (Citizen)