Sessions wins endorsement from key GOP senators
Eleven Senate Republicans Friday endorsed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in his bid to regain the Senate seat in Alabama that he held for two decades, bucking a White House that has frowned on him running again. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.Sessions announced Thursday he’ll run for his old seat. The 11 Senate Republican endorsements, which include a GOP leader, will likely bolster Sessions in his effort to win in a March primary and to eventually gain the party endorsement and blessing of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Thomas Chabot scored 57 seconds into the game to set the tone early and help the Senators top the Rangers. Chabot discusses Ottawa's fast start and the mood around the team after winning five of their last six games.
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Coming into the season, many had thepenciled in to finish in the league's basement. But with November coming to an end, the team is beginning to change that narrative.
Defensemansays his Sens are hoping to keep the ball rolling after yet another victory Friday.
"I think everybody's buying in, everybody's sticking together," Chabot said following Ottawa's win over the New York Rangers, per. "... I think we believe in ourselves, we buy in the system and I think we're doing a great job so far."
The Senators have won five of their last six outings and currently sit sixth in the Atlantic Division with an 11-11-1 record. They're just three points behind the Philadelphia Flyers in the wild-card race, but Chabot is choosing to focus on the present.
"We're still early, there's still a season ahead," he added when asked if his team is thinking about playoffs. "... I think we're going to surprise people. I think people are starting to come into the games and know that we can play the game the right way."
The Senators will look to stay hot when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.
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Ennis has goal, 2 assists as Senators beat Oilers 5-2 .
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Ottawa Senators didn't have to wait long to make up for a tough loss one night earlier. Tyler Ennis had a goal and two assists as the Senators beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Wednesday night. Artem Anisimov, Connor Brown, Anthony Duclair and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored to help the Senators snap a five-game losing streak, including a 5-2 loss at Vancouver on Tuesday night. Craig Anderson, returning from a lower-body injury, stopped 24 shots.BOX SCORE: SENATORS 5, OILERS 2“We've been good on back-to-back in the second game for whatever reason this season," Ennis said. "We knew it wasn't good enough in Vancouver.