Senators head coach Paul MacLean: “Our power play and our penalty killing did another good job for us tonight, got us the win in overtime.
“We didn’t start for good at all, for being on the road. But we came out in the second period and got ourselves the lead. Third period, I thought we got a little careful until about the ten minute mark.
What was said after 20 minutes?
“I’d have to go to confession (if I shared it). It’s just about Easter so I don’t want to do that.”
“That’s what we had to do was ‘respond’ after being down two goals on the road. The next goal was huge and I thought we came out and established our game, finally, put some pressure on their goaltender to defend his net and we made some good plays.
“I thought Kyle (Turris) was probably our best forward tonight, he was up and down the rink.
KYLE TURRIS, Re: second period comeback.
“The guys in our room here, we know what we’re capable of . . . we’ve got great chemistry . . . once we get going we’re having lots of fun and playing our game.
Re: OT winner, top shelf
“It was a great pass by Alf, we were working the puck pretty well on the 4 on 3, Alf and Gonch both had a couple of pretty good shots. Guy (Guillaume Latendresse) hit the post, we were buzzing around their net, and I was just lucky to put one in.”
“It was nice to get that extra point, just for the mood in the locker room, and get your confidence back up for the next time you’re in that situation you know you can pull it out.
Re scoring four times in his last six games:
“I don’t know if I’m changing anything, I’m not taping my stick any differently. I just keep firing, and try to stay open. The more shots you can get through the better chance you’re going to have.”
After giving up 2 early goals, said he vowed he couldn’t give up another.
“That was exactly my mindset, they’ve got two now but no more, and it worked pretty well there until the end (Stafford shot was deflected).
“We don’t like to play 60 minutes, we like to play a lot longer than that. It’s a big win. A big road win.
Re 11 straight one-goal games.
“It’s just the way the league is right now, there are shotgun finishes, everybody’s going to the horn hard, so there’s going to be a lot of one goal games the rest of the year.”
re afternoon games and Ottawa’s 3-5 record in them.
“You’re off your routine maybe, but it’s not an excuse to start like this, so we have to be sure we prepare next time to be ready when the game starts.”
Captain Daniel Alfredsson: 23:15, plus 1, 1 assist, 4 shots
Chris Phillips: 24:40, plus 1, 1 assist
Sergei Gonchar: 24:31, minus 1, 2 assists
Kyle Turris: 23:24, 2 goals, 1 assist, plus 2
Peter Regin, 8/10 in faceoffs, 80 per cent
Ben Bishop, 36 shots faced, 33 saves.
Christian Ehrhoff: 25:56
Drew Stafford: 15:37, 5 shots
Jason Pominville, 18:11, 5 shots.
Ryan Miller, 34 shots faced, 30 saves.