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    Senators' Bobby Ryan: Helper in Buffalo

    Ryan was credited with an assist on Curtis Lazar's empty net goal Thursday night in Ottawa's season opener at Buffalo to seal Ottawa's 3-1 win.Ryan came away from Thursday's win with a point from an assist and a plus+1 in the box score. The second line winger also sat in the penalty box for two minutes for hooking. Ryan played a solid game and skated for close to 20 minutes in an impressive start to the veteran's seventh season of NHL play.

  • Held pointless

    News: Bobby Ryan had zero points in the Senators last two preseason games versus Montreal.
    Analysis: Ottawa continues to focus attention and receive results from their younger talent like Kyle Turris and Mark Stone. Bobby Ryan will need to contribute early and often in the 2015-16 campaign to stay relevant.
  • Sens' Ryan Breaks Goal-Scoring Slump In Game 5 Win

    News: Bobby Ryan ended a 16-game goalless drought Friday, netting a pair of goals in a Game 5 win over Montreal.
    Analysis: A much-needed two-goal outburst from Bobby Ryan, who hadn't found twine since March. 16. The Senators are now trailing the Canadiens 3-2 in their first-round series, so if this slump-busting performance from Ryan is a sign of things to come, Ottawa could find themselves completing a reverse sweep. With 18 goals and 54 points in the regular season, Ryan is an elite sniper who can be the difference when he's on his game. Now that the monkey's off his back, watch out.
  • Sens' Ryan Demoted To Fourth Line

    News: Bobby Ryan was demoted to the fourth line for the third period of Thursday's game against the Lightning, the Ottawa Citizen reports.
    Analysis: Bobby Ryan has just one goal and three assists since March 6, as he's suffering through one of the worst slumps of his career while the Senators try to claw their way into a playoff spot. The veteran winger logged just 12:59 of ice time in Thursday's game, marking his lowest total since Nov. 28. While it's possible he'll be back to his normal role for Saturday's game against Washington, Ryan does seem to be losing the confidence of coach Dave Cameron.
  • Sens' Ryan Adds Trio Of Helpers

    News: Bobby Ryan provided three assists in Monday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
    Analysis: Bobby Ryan had failed to register an assist in his last eight outings, but remedied that by tying a season-high with the trio of helpers. His 35 assists are just two away from matching his career-high output, and with a strong finish the 28-year-old has an outside chance of reaching the 60-point plateau for the third time in his career.
  • Senators' Ryan Tallies Clutch Goal Thursday

    News: Bobby Ryan posted the game-winning goal against the Bruins on Thursday.
    Analysis: Bobby Ryan is only two points shy of the century mark since joining the Senators ahead of the 2013-14 season. His goal Thursday was particularly clutch as it placed the Senators two points behind the Bruins for a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. As an added bonus for fantasy owners, Ryan produces in bunches, having recorded 11 multi-point games this year.
  • Sens' Ryan Continues Steady Production

    News: Bobby Ryan tallied a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating Tuesday in a 3-2 shootout loss to Minnesota.
    Analysis: Bobby Ryan's found some nice consistency this season, as he's now just one shy of last year's 48-point total and has rarely fallen into extended slumps. Things have been particularly good lately, as he's on a point-per-game pace since the All-Star break, with four goals and 10 assists in 14 contests.
  • Sens' Ryan Records Five SOG, Assist In Win

    News: Bobby Ryan assisted on the game's lone goal in Thursday's 1-0 win over the Kings.
    Analysis: Bobby Ryan is working on a modest three-game point streak, which are starting to become ordinary for him in his second season in Ottawa. The Sens' leading scorer with 45 points, Ryan has been especially productive since the All-Star break. He's accumulated three goals and nine assists in his last 12 games.
  • Two Helpers For Sens' Ryan

    News: Bobby Ryan dished out a pair of helpers in Saturday's 7-2 thrashing of the Oilers.
    Analysis: After three straight games without a point, Bobby Ryan has gotten back on the horse, posting two consecutive two-assist efforts. He's now up to a very respectable 41 points in 50 games on a mediocre Senators team that lacks real firepower outside of he and Erik Karlsson, and -- if he can go on a tear of 23 or more points in the last 28 games -- has an outside shot at beating his career high of 64 points set in 2009-10 as a Duck.
  • Sens' Ryan Comes Back With Two Helpers

    News: Bobby Ryan picked up a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- in his return to the ice Thursday, though he also finished minus-2 in a 5-4 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.
    Analysis: Bobby Ryan had gone three straight games without registering a point before an undisclosed ailment made him miss one contest, but it appears the rest did him some good. He's having one of his stronger seasons, with 39 points in 49 games.