The post-game report: Notable numbers and quotable quotes

More from the Senators’ win at home Thursday night.

BY THE NUMBERS

Ice time for Erik Karlsson: 24:28
Ice time for P.K. Subban: 27:09

Face-off percentage, Ottawa: 62
Face-off percentage, Montreal: 38

Least ice time, Ottawa: Matt Kassian, 3:22
Least ice time, Montreal: George Parros, 2:55

Most shots, Ottawa: Clarke MacArthur, Milan Michalek, Karlsson, three each
Most shots, Montreal: Subban, nine

Most hits, Montreal: Subban, four
Most hits, Ottawa: Zack Smith, Marc Methot, seven each

Best plus-minus, Ottawa: MacArthur, plus-4
Worst plus-minus, Montreal: Francis Bouillon, minus-3

Montreal power play: 1/5
Ottawa power play: 0/5

QUOTABLE QUOTES

Ottawa defenceman Mark Borowiecki on his first NHL goal. His parents, unfortunately, we’re not here to see the goal. There are in Las Vegas on vacation.

“I can’t really describe the feeling,” he said.

“It’s pretty cool. I really like fighting, and I really like hitting, but scoring goals is pretty sweet, too.

“It’s definitely a great feeling.”

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While the Senators were far from technically perfect in their 4-1 win, beating a division rival makes the victory all the more important, said Robin Lehner:

“We needed the points. They are very important points when we play against those guys, because they’re in the same division.

“There’s a little bit of rivalry there and it’s always fun to come out on top against this team.”

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Bobby Ryan, who got his ninth goal, said it was important that, for the second game in a row, the Senators were able to play with a lead.

“We did it in Columbus, too, but we found a way to play with a lead, and when we did get a lead, we imposed our will, and our size, and we continued to get pucks low.

“So the structure’s starting to get there.”

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Chris Neil looked a mess after Erik Karlsson inadvertently hit him in the face with the puck, but after getting stitched up he returned.

“You’re always concerned when a player comes off like that,” said coach Paul MacLean.

“But they let us know right away that it was superficial.”

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While Robin Lehner has been excellent in Craig Anderson’s absence through injury, Anderson is still the No. 1 goalie, said MacLean.

“At this point in time, Robin’s the goalie,” he said.

“Craig is still day-to-day with an injury. We’ll make the determination when Craig comes back. Craig Anderson is the No. 1 goaltender, and at this point, when Craig is healthy and ready to play, we’ll make the decision as to who gives us the best chance to win the next game.

“We’re not going to make any decisions until then.”

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MacLean said the Senators were looking for Borowiecki to lift the team’s attitude, and he has done that.

“When we brought Mark up, we said we wanted his attitude, and I think that’s certainly been the case the last couple of games he’s played.

“Our attitude is better, the physicality of our team is better, and I think Mark has a lot to do with that. I think he’s given life to some of us who were maybe sagging a bit. That’s a great credit to him and his leadership abilities that he’s able to come in and have an influence on the team, not by doing anything special.

“All he did was come in and do his job. He’s been good, very consistent.”

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