The post-game report from Tampa

More stats and quotes from the Senators’ 3-1 loss Thursday night.

THE BIG NUMBERS

24:17: Erik Karlsson ice time

22:39: Chris Phillips ice time

23:19: Matt Carle ice time

21:35: Mark Barberio ice time

34: Senators Shots

33: Ben Bishop Saves

22: Lightning Shots

19: Robin Lehner Saves

5: Milan Michalek Shots

9-4: Jason Spezza faceoff wins/losses

9-4: Mika Zibanejad faceoff wins/losses

THE BIG QUOTES

Senators coach Paul MacLean

“We made a couple of mistakes in the defensive zone and they took advantage of it. That’s a pretty good player (Marty St.Louis) to leave all alone in front of the net on two occassions and that makes it hard on our goaltender.”

“Our power play wasn’t generating any scoring chances for us and that ended up being the difference in the game.”

“You’ve got to play hard enough to win and obviously we didn’t play hard enough to win. We have to play harder. Everyone. I don’t think it’s inches and inches and miles and miles that we have to play harder, but we have to play harder longer. We’re working, but are we working towards that? That’s our concern.”

Senators captain Jason Spezza

“It seems we’re a little scared to make mistakes and when you play cautious like that and not playing with confidence, that’s why you lose games. We have to be more of an attacking team, we have to believe in ourselves more than we do.”

“It’s certainly not Robin (Lehner’s) fault. He has been great for us. Those were good goals. We just weren’t good enough tonight.”

“We’re not winning enough hockey games.”

Patrick Wiercioch

“I don’t know if we … we’re just finding ways to lose. It becomes a habit. When you’re winning, you don’t accept getting down in games.”

“Chasing from behind you open yourself up to odd man rushes and bad breaks.”

Robin Lehner

“We played a good game, I think. We couldn’t get in past Bishop and they got it past me.”

“I wish I could have been better. There’s a few I wish I could have had back. It’s not about good or bad goals, but I’ve got to come up with some big saves, too. I think the guys are getting better and I have to step up, too.”

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