The complete post-game report from Florida

More stats and quotes from the Senators 4-2 win in Florida.

 THE BIG NUMBERS

28:05: Erik Karlsson ice time

25:01: Marc Methot ice time

33:14: Brian Campbell ice time

23:29: Erik Gudbranson ice time

30/32: Craig Anderson saves/shots

41/45: Tim Thomas saves/shots

10-2: Jason Spezza faceoff numbers

10-4: Mika Zibanejad faceoff numbers

5: Shots on goal by Zack Smith, Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson, Scott Upshall

THE BIG QUOTES

Senators coach Paul MacLean

–“Penalties got us in trouble and we were down 2-0 again, but I thought the team responded very well from that point forward. We played harder and had a lot more determination than in previous games.”

–“Right now, it’s only one win in a row and we have to come back (Wednesday) and work to get better again.”

–“When we were down 2-0, I thought Craig (Anderson) was very competitive, but at the same time calm and that gave us momentum.”

On the life shuffling: “Sometimes between the morning skate and the afternoon, the coach has an epiphany or what not or a magic potion or something. We thought there was no way Colin Greening could play centre. That would put him in an unfair place where he hasn’t played centre in the NHL.”

Senators winger Colin Greening

–What happened on the winning goal?

”Honestly, I was just trying to get to the net, I thought maybe he was going to put a block on me and I was hoping the puck would hit me.”

–Has he practiced that play before? “No, no, no. I’m not that good of a soccer player.”

–Did he feel he was due a break? “I think what you’re talking about is karma and I believe in that. It’s interesting how goals come. They come in all shapes. This one was an odd one, but I’ll take it.”

Craig Anderson

–On his reaction after the Senators fell behind 2-0: “You’ve got to get emotional. You’ve got to get some type of fire under you. We weren’t happy. I wasn’t happy. If you’re satisfied giving up a 2-0 lead, then you shouldn’t be playing this game. You get pissed off. You hit the re-set button.

Joe Corvo

“That was a real important focus game for us to get things back on track. We played greasy. We got a greasy road win.”

“At some point, with the way the season is going for us, we have to make a stand for ourselves and have a statement game and carry it into the next one. We definitely got off on the right foot going into the game against Tampa.”

Tags: , , ,

What do you think? Leave a comment