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POSTED ON Saturday, 02.07.2011 / 11:29 AM

(Left-winger Matt Puempel of the Peterborough Petes was one of three first-round picks by the Senators in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. He’ll be sharing some thoughts about participating in his first Sens development camp in a series of blog posts for ottawasenators.com).

We spent Canada Day afternoon playing outdoor paintball as a team-building exercise. That was a lot of fun, although it was extremely hot in the fields. We had a bunch of coats on and pants on and mosquito bites all over, but it was fun getting outside like that. It was different than the usual stuff we’re been doing and I think all the guys had a good time. I walked away from it all pretty clean. I got a little bit of paint on me, but nothing too severe. I’m going to live, I think.

I think it was good for us to try something different like that. This camp is pretty hockey oriented and I think if you drive the guys all day every day with hockey, the camp intensity won’t be as high as it could be. But getting away and doing something like that means a lot to the guys, and I think the coaches like organizing it when the guys appreciate it and have so much fun with it.

The competitive level out there was no different than we show on the ice. Every guy here is competitive in everything in life. It’s just your nature. When you come this far in hockey, it’s something that kind of grows inside of you. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing, every guy is pretty competitive.

This morning, we tried something else different, working out indoors at the fieldhouse at the Bell Sensplex. Everything I’ve done here and learned here has been different than the everyday stuff I’ve been used to in the past. This is the important stuff as far as working out and we got a good sweat on. When you’re training efficiently like this, you’re making greater strides on the ice as opposed to just lifting the heavy weights and not doing it properly. That’s just how you kind of get set back when you think you’re growing so much.

One of the things we worked on today was our fighting skills. That hasn’t been in my game too much growing up, but it’s good stuff to know. You never know when you’re going to need it. I was kind of surprised about how much technique goes into it and also surprised how quickly you can pick it up. It’s something small that’s good to have. I don’t think I’d want to fight every game or anything like that, but some guys do that for a living and for them, it’s definitely a tough living and you’ve got to give them a lot of credit.

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POSTED ON Friday, 01.07.2011 / 11:28 AM

(Left-winger Matt Puempel of the Peterborough Petes was one of three first-round picks by the Senators in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. He’ll be sharing some thoughts about participating in his first Sens development camp in a series of blog posts for ottawasenators.com).

This morning, all three of us first-round draft picks — Mika Zibanejad, Stefan Noesen and myself — got asked to do a ceremonial puck drop before a game at a minor hockey tournament at the Bell Sensplex, where we’ve been training during development camp. That kind of thing is part of the whole business scenario and stuff like that. In order to help get fans out, you have to give back to the community and I’ve never been one to mind doing stuff like that and it’s fun.

Whenever I get the chance to talk to kids, the main thing I tell them about hockey is to have fun. You remember going back to when you were that age and if someone took the time to talk to you, it made your day and made your week, so it's important that we do the same thing. Sometimes, when you’re trying to give back that way, you bring yourself back to when you were that young and remember how much that meant to you. That motivates you to want to do that kind of thing even more yourself.

Last night, we had an autograph session with fans at the Sensplex. It was neat to have people coming up and saying it’s exciting to have me here and they were excited when the Senators picked me. In such a big city, to have people know your name like that, it’s pretty special and humbling. It’s pretty shocking how many people here do know who I am, but it’s also really nice. That’s what you get in a good hockey city where the fans are so well educated, like they are here.

Maybe part of the reason people know me is that the Petes come to Ottawa to play the 67’s so often. I’m not too sure. Or they just follow the Sens really closely. With the Internet today and everything that goes on in the news and stuff like that, I find that fans know so much more about what’s going on. Every little thing is watched and people know who you are when you go out and they happen to see you.

Mika, Stefan and I will always be the guys the Senators picked in the first round this year. But when you come here, nobody thinks about when you went or where you went in the draft. It’s a matter of what you do from now on. Those numbers play into things during the draft weekend but once you get to this camp, it’s all over. The three of us haven’t talked too much about it. It’s a nice accomplishment and we’re all really happy about it but at the same time, the draft is kind of in the past now and we’re looking forward to bigger things.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 30.06.2011 / 11:27 AM

(Left-winger Matt Puempel of the Peterborough Petes was one of three first-round picks by the Senators in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. He’ll be sharing some thoughts about participating in his first Sens development camp in a series of blog posts for ottawasenators.com).

I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the number of fans we’ve had come out to watch us at the Bell Sensplex so far this week. It’s all new to me and it makes it that much more exciting. I think the players love it just as much as the fans do and it’s great to see all that support. It’s pretty big and when you have the support, teams feed off that. When you’re winning in a city like this, it’s great and it gives you that much more motivation to keep winning, as opposed to a city that doesn’t show that much interest.

I was on the ice with Nikita Filatov yesterday and you could tell, by the number of fans watching us and cheering for us, that hockey is definitely much bigger in a Canadian city in the NHL. You’re not used to that when you come out on the ice, but it’s definitely nice to see. If there’s that many fans out at a little two-person skate, I’m sure at the games, when you’re winning and stuff like that, it becomes that much more exciting in the city. It’s nice to see and it’s fun.

You could say I get a little taste of that in Peterborough, where there’s such a tradition of junior hockey with the Petes. You’re definitely known around the city and it’s much better when you’re winning. I think it’s good to have that atmosphere around your team. For sure, you’re well known and as you get older and as you move up on the team, you have to watch what you do that much more. I can see all of that helping me here in Ottawa someday. That kind of interest makes hockey that much more exciting and you have to be just as good a person off the ice as you are on the ice.

I talked to Nikita quite a bit when we were out on the ice together and he’s a really nice guy. He’s played in the NHL, so he knows what it takes to get there. To be around guys like that can only make you better, so it was a lot of fun to skate with him. He’s such a good player. We were doing a lot of skating and you could tell how good of a skater he is. You definitely can learn a lot just by watching, let alone being on the ice with him.

We’re going to get a chance to meet with some fans tonight after our scrimmage at the Sensplex. I think it’s really important to give back that way. The fans give you most of what you have playing wise, so it’s definitely important to show them that respect factor. I’m a guy that’s always been involved that way and I like to do that kind of thing. I think it’s a lot of fun.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 29.06.2011 / 11:26 AM

(Left-winger Matt Puempel of the Peterborough Petes was one of three first-round picks by the Senators in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. He’ll be sharing some thoughts about participating in his first Sens development camp in a series of blog posts for ottawasenators.com).

It’s been a ton of fun so far this week for me at Senators development camp. To get on the ice yesterday with Marc Power, the skating coach, was great. I was pretty fortunate to skate with Nick Foligno. It was just him and I on the ice and that was definitely cool. You can learn a lot from something small like that. It was a lot of fun and I’ve been having a blast.

As you might know, I had hip surgery a few months ago and while it isn’t affecting what I can do, Ottawa is kind of guiding me through this camp and treating me differently. Whatever they say, I do. (Senators goaltender) Pascal Leclaire had the same surgery, so they know the protocol and it couldn’t be a better situation for me that way. They’ve treated me great and they know how to react to something like this.

I’m rooming with Shane Prince at the hotel. We didn’t know each other too much before now, although we did play in the Top Prospects Game together. We battled each other all year — our teams play eight times a year, and the Peterborough-Ottawa rivalry in the OHL is pretty big. But we’ve started to get to know each other here and he’s a really good guy. We’ve talked a bit about the games we played against each other and there were a few stories shared. But mostly, we talk about the camp and being friends.

I’ve definitely found the training routines here to be different. They break down everything more. If someone can do a hundred squats at 400 pounds, it’s not as important as making sure you have good technique. You learn specifics about stuff like that. What I’ve learned in the past has been much more general, so I’m definitely learning so much here and I continue to learn every day.

It’s been so great to be able to learn so much and you can take a lot home with you when you leave this camp. If you learn something every day, you can make yourself better and if that’s what you do here, you’re going to be so much better off for it in the long run.

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POSTED ON Friday, 10.06.2011 / 11:25 AM

(Forward Colin Greening, a native of St. John's, Newfoundland, provided some insights into the Binghamton Senators' playoff run during a series of blog posts over the past two months for ottawasenators.com readers. Now he offers up some final thoughts about the B-Sens claiming their first Calder Cup crown).

When I think about us winning the Calder Cup, it’s still surreal to me. That’s probably the best way to put it. You can’t really believe you achieved something like that, knowing what you went through. When you think about it, we had to fight and claw our way into the playoffs and we didn’t clinch a spot until the third-last game. Against Manchester in the first round, we got down 3-1 in the series and then, in Game 6, they had a penalty shot in overtime. If they would have scored, we would have been gone. So if you look back at all that and realize what we accomplished ... it’s so hard to understand it. Every now and then, you just shake your head and think ‘wow, we won the whole thing. We won the Calder Cup.’

When the game ended on Tuesday night, so many thoughts are going through your mind. To be honest, all you’re thinking about is jumping on the ice, throwing your gloves in the air and taking it all in. Five seconds left, there’s a faceoff and we see the puck roll out of our end and all of sudden it’s ‘oh my God, we actually won.’ It’s so hard to describe. You just can’t describe the emotions that fill you up on the ice. At that point, you don’t even really realize what you’ve accomplished. You just won a game and it’s big. Then afterward, you’re presented with the trophy and the hats and it’s almost overwhelming, the emotions you feel at the time.

It’s hard to describe the way I felt when it was my turn to hoist the Calder Cup over my head. You just feel so content with how things turned out. I know that sounds weird, but you just feel so good and content because you realize how hard you had to work and you realize how hard the team worked and what we went through. Then you just tell yourself ‘I deserve this. It feels good and I worked hard for this and I want to take advantage of this.’ It was just incredible. For people who aren’t sports fans, I know it’s hard to contemplate — to them, it’s just a little cup. But what the Cup symbolizes is why it means so much to everybody.

When we got back to Binghamton the next day, we were greeted by some fans at the airport. Then we went to the hospital to visit Stirls (assistant coach Steve Stirling). You could tell he was very, very happy. The guy had gone through quadruple bypass surgery, so we knew we didn’t want to get him too excited because he was trying to rest and we didn’t want to disturb that. But he had a smile on his face from ear to ear and he was up and talking with guys and cracking jokes. I’m sure for him, it means a lot because it represented a culmination of how much hard work that he and Kurt (head coach Kleinendorst) and the rest of the staff put into it. I’m sure it was a very special moment for him.

We knew the city had a parade planned for us if we won and I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about it. I didn’t know how many people they would get out for it on such short notice. But I have to admit it was 10 times better than what I expected. There were so many fans there. They were all cheering and rowdy and they were so supportive. When we got back to the rink, they were chanting the whole time. I’ve got a lot of videos on my phone and a lot of pictures. It was such a fantastic day.

Now that the season’s over, I’m, going to take some time to rest and recuperate. I’ll be in Chicago for most of the summer and then I’ll be home in Newfoundland for a couple weeks in July. It’s more about recharging the batteries, but you want to enjoy the summer, too, coming off something like the season we just had. After a win, our coach always likes to say ‘enjoy it until your head hits the pillow.’ But in his speech at the end of the season, he said ‘now we can enjoy it for the rest of the summer.’ And I think that’s one of the biggest things to remember. We should take advantage of this and be proud of what we’ve accomplished. That’s something I definitely think I’ll make sure I do this summer.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.06.2011 / 11:24 AM

(Forward Colin Greening, a native of St. John's, Newfoundland, who saw 24 games worth of duty with the Ottawa Senators this season, is back in the American Hockey League with the Binghamton Senators for the Calder Cup playoffs. He'll provide some insights in a series of blog posts for OttawaSenators.com).

It’s amazing feeling thinking that we have a chance to win the Calder Cup tonight, but you don’t want to get too ahead of yourself. If we do that, it’ll probably be a downfall for us. Right now, we have to keep things in perspective and realize we still have to get one more win and we’ll deal with whatever happens after that.

For us, the key tonight is being consistent. The last two games, we’ve been really consistent throughout. And we have to stick to our game, which has been one of our strengths in the playoffs. We just need to keep that same mentality and realize, if we do have a bad shift or maybe just a lull in our game, to come back with another good shift. But consistency is the biggest key.

We expect the Aeros’ best game tonight. Think about it. This is an elimination game for them and they’ve been in this situation before. Their last two series went to Game 7, so they have experience in this situation and they know how to battle back. We know they’re definitely going to bring out their best game, their ‘A’ game, especially in front of their home crowd.

I hope we can bring some of the momentum we generated in Binghamton. We fed off the crowd back in Binghamton and obviously, we’re not going to have that going for us tonight. But I think everyone should feed off the experience we had in the last two games. Speaking with guys this morning, I think that’s exactly what’s going to happen.

Our start is going to be extremely important tonight. I think they’re going to throw everything they have at us in the first period. Not to say they’re not going to give a very good, consistent effort, but for them, I think they realize if they’re going to take control of this game, it has to be in the first period, so we’re going to have to be ready for that.

We talked this morning about what happened to our assistant coach, Steve Stirling, who isn’t with us here in Houston. We don’t want to change anything and let any distractions get in the way. He sent a message to us saying that he didn’t want to be a distraction. At the end of the day, it’s part of life and there are some things that are greater than hockey.

If you look at the character Stirls has, he’s just been with us all year and he’s been especially great to the younger guys, helping us develop. I think in the back of everyone’s mind, we all want to get this done for Stirls and bring the Cup back to him on Wednesday.

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POSTED ON Friday, 03.06.2011 / 11:23 AM

(Forward Colin Greening, a native of St. John's, Newfoundland, who saw 24 games worth of duty with the Ottawa Senators this season, is back in the American Hockey League with the Binghamton Senators for the Calder Cup playoffs. He'll provide some insights in a series of blog posts for OttawaSenators.com).

We have only two games left to play on home ice this season and it’s a little bit sad in a way. But to be honest, when you think about, we should be happy, too, that we’ve been able to play as many games as possible in this rink. It’s been a really good experience and we’ve had a fun time here, especially in the last couple of series when it’s really been packed in here. That’s made it even more fun for us to play at home.

The support we’ve been getting from the fans has been great as we've moved on through the playoffs. The building wasn’t quite as full during the regular season but that’s understandable, because we were up and down and no one knew if we were going to make the playoffs. It’s just human nature for people to jump on and off the bandwagon, but it’s great to see it’s become something for people here to rally around and talk about around the water coolers when they’re at work. That really helps the morale around the city and it’s great to see. It’s nice to see them come and support us the way they have, and we really feed off it.

We’re still in good spirits heading into tonight’s game. The three games we’ve played so far have all basically been decided by one goal. It would be a lot different if we felt like we were being totally outplayed, or if we weren’t scoring any goals and they were scoring six or seven goals a game. But it’s a different mentality for us and we all realize it’s just part of the game. The last three or four minutes of Game 3, we had some great chances that almost went in and tied up the game. You think about one shot or one post we hit that could have changed the outcome. Sometimes, when you look at it that way, you realize it could have gone either way.

Tonight’s game will be the 104th of this season for me, counting the time I also spent in Ottawa. Right now, it’s about just making sure you’re mentally tough and physically tough. Once you’ve played a certain amount of games, you just go out and play. At the beginning of the season, you’re in your best physical condition, but you still haven’t gotten into that groove yet, where you’re just comfortable on the ice and you’re just trying to get your game back. At this point, you might be a little more tired, but you compensate by just being able to go out and just play and make smart decisions.

Once the season is finally over, I’ll look back and I think that’s when it’ll all finally sink in how many games I’ve played. But for the time being, the most important thing is to focus on one game at a time. If I actually thought about the number of games I’ve played and how much travelling I’ve done this season, I think I’d get a little overwhelmed, so I’ve tried to block that out.

The last four years, when I was at Cornell, the most games I played, even with exhibitions, is maybe 38. In junior in Nanaimo, I played maybe 65 or 70 at most. So this is definitely the most I’ve ever played in a season. Once you get over the 100 level, it’s a little different. But it’s been a good experience, kind of a baptism by fire in my first season. It’s given me a good introduction to pro hockey.

This entire season has been about gaining experience. Whether you have a good or bad experience, it helps you in the long run. You can’t help but benefit from experience like that. You talk about people who run any business, that’s what they’re looking for ... they want people with experience who have gone through all those trials and errors. That’s something I’ll take away from this season.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 31.05.2011 / 11:22 AM

(Forward Colin Greening, a native of St. John's, Newfoundland, who saw 24 games worth of duty with the Ottawa Senators this season, is back in the American Hockey League with the Binghamton Senators for the Calder Cup playoffs. He'll provide some insights in a series of blog posts for OttawaSenators.com).

We were very, very happy to come home from Houston with a split of the first two games in the Calder Cup Finals. But to be honest, we’re just happy to be back here. We’ve done a lot of travelling in the last six or seven weeks and we realize now that we’ve got one series left. Now we really want to take advantage of home ice. We’ve really been lucky, especially the last two rounds, that we’ve had good crowds and it’s nice to have that. You want to feed off it. During the regular season, it was a lot different, so this has been a nice surprise for us.

The humidity was brutal when we were down in Houston. You think about Binghamton ... we’re not getting a lot of sun here, so we’re not used to that. I remember walking outside there and it was 96 degrees Fahrenheit. I guess you just acclimatized to it as quickly as you can. But skating in that rink for the first time ... I took one step and I was already sweating. Those are little mental things you’ve got to try to keep in the back of your mind. We’ve played in hot arenas before, so you try to remember those experiences and hopefully, it’ll help you out.

My dad is coming in from Newfoundland for the games this week. He’s flying to Toronto first to visit my brother, then he’s going to drive down here. It was kind of a last-minute thing for him. If we had played Hamilton in the final, he would have gone there first and watched the entire series. He’s really excited about coming here. He’ll get to see three games now, which he’s really happy about. It’ll be nice for him to take in this whole experience.

To be honest, I’m not getting a lot of press back home about this series. We had three Newfoundlanders — Michael Ryder, Teddy Purcell and Ryane Clowe — still in the Stanley Cup run up until the last round. And Ryder is still in there with the Bruins, so he’s kind of getting all the press now. Seriously, though, I do still get some e-mails congratulating me and asking me how things are going, and that's nice. But Ryder, Purcell and Clowe were definitely getting all the attention back home, to see who’s going to win the Stanley Cup.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 21.05.2011 / 11:21 AM

(Forward Colin Greening, a native of St. John's, Newfoundland, who saw 24 games worth of duty with the Ottawa Senators this season, is back in the American Hockey League with the Binghamton Senators for the Calder Cup playoffs. He'll provide some insights in a series of blog posts for OttawaSenators.com).

We’re in the Calder Cup final now and it’s incredible. When you think back to the beginning of April, we were just trying to make the playoffs. There were some pretty incredible times just to get there. Now we’ve put our best forward, grown as a team and made it to the Calder Cup final. I think we’ve definitely exceeded everybody’s expectations, but right now, you reset your goals and we want to win a championship.

I think it was fitting, thinking about our record in the playoffs so far, that we had to go to overtime to finally finish off Charlotte in the Eastern Conference final. That was our fifth overtime win in the playoffs and I think we’ve taken pride in our overtime play. When we came in after regulation, everyone was just saying to themselves ‘we’ve been here before. It’s not a big deal and we know we can win.’

We ended up sweeping Charlotte, but I don’t think that was indicative of how they played. They’re a very good team and I think, at times, we just had good puck luck and we played well at the right times. Of course, I want to give us credit because I thought we played well, but that was a very good team we faced. I definitely don’t think the 4-0 result was indicative of their play in the series.

You never go into the playoffs thinking you’re going to get knocked out in the first round. Everyone wants to give themselves the best opportunity to win a championship and I think the fact we made the playoffs and we were okay ... that was our goal at the time, but now we’ve got another goal and that’s to win a championship. You focus on one series at a time but always, in the back of your mind, you’re thinking ‘we could win this’ because we felt all along that we had a really good team.

We’re waiting to see whether we’ll face Houston or Hamilton next, but I’m really not paying too much attention to it. Both those teams have to be really good because they made the Western Conference final. Whoever we play, they’ll be very talented, but only time will tell who it is. To be honest, it’s not worth occupying your time thinking about that stuff. You don’t want to focus on them, you want to focus on yourself.

I’d like to be starting the final on Tuesday or Wednesday, but that’s not going to happen. It’ll just mean a few more days off, so we'll just try to make the most of it. If the series started tomorrow, we’d try to take advantage of the fact we’d be playing with a lot of momentum. But with it probably not starting until next Friday, we’ll take advantage of the fact we’ll have lots of rest. Whatever your situation, you’ve got to make the best of it.

It’s been a really great week for me, with what’s gone on down here in Binghamton and also signing a new three-year contract with the Senators. I received a lot of congratulatory e-mails from friends and family, so that’s been really nice. It was just nice to get that out of the way and know where I’m going to be. I’ve been dealing with that for a couple of weeks, but now it’s one less thing to have on my now. I’m really happy that I’ll be part of the Sens organization and their rebuilding program.

I was very, very happy with the contract. Honestly, my first reaction was ‘I’ve got to call my parents.’ So I called them, we discussed it and they were happy with it. There was a big party back in Newfoundland that night, that’s for sure. My agent and I were really pushing for the one-way deal. Not that I don’t like Binghamton, but it was more a case of there's a great opportunity for me up in Ottawa. I really love the city and I think it’s the best place for me to be right now for my career.

The one-way deal does give you a little more security in terms of your salary, but everyone knows the business of hockey — you can be traded and lots of things can happen. But honestly, I think being on a two-way contract this year kept me on my toes a little bit. Next year, I want to make sure I keep that mindset because anything really can happen. At least I know I’ll be with Ottawa for most of the year, unless something drastic happens. But it is nice to know I have a little more security now.

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POSTED ON Monday, 09.05.2011 / 11:20 AM

(Forward Colin Greening, a native of St. John's, Newfoundland, who saw 24 games worth of duty with the Ottawa Senators this season, is back in the American Hockey League with the Binghamton Senators for the Calder Cup playoffs. He'll provide some insights in a series of blog posts for OttawaSenators.com).

I think everyone is really excited about the fact we’ve now reached the Eastern Conference final, where we're going to face the Charlotte Checkers. Everyone realizes we haven’t been here since 2003, so it’s a big deal for the organization as well as for us. When you think back, in the first round against Manchester, we had to come back from being down 3-1 and then we had a hard-fought series with Portland. We’ve achieved a lot in the playoffs, but I think everyone’s really excited to achieve a lot more.

We’ve had a few days off since beating Portland on Friday night and it’s been huge for us. Someone like Eric Gryba (who has been sidelined by injury for nearly two months), he’s told us he’s coming back and it’s also good for some of the other injured guys. Two days off has been especially helpful, especially for the guys who have played a lot of games this year. It’s always nice to rest your body a little bit and I know some guys were able to go home or go visit their old schools. That gives you a little mental break as well, which is important.

It looks like we might be flying to Charlotte but if we have to bus down there, then so be it. You look at Portland, that was a seven-hour bus trip, so we’re used to getting on the bus and being there for a long time. It’s tough sometimes, but you also bond a little more when you’re on the bus that long. You’re cracking jokes with the guys and it’s always nice to hang out. But if we can fly, I think guys will be pretty happy about that as well.

Manchester and Portland were two teams we didn’t see a lot of during the regular season, so it took until the playoffs to build up some animosity between us. With this series, we’ve already played against Charlotte eight times during the season, so we’re pretty familiar with their coaching staff, their goaltending, their defence and their forwards. I think it’s just going to be a continuation of what we saw during the regular season. They’re a very skilled team, a really hard-nosed team and it’s going to be a good series.


While we’ve seen them a lot already, Charlotte does have a few guys that are back (from the parent Carolina Hurricanes) and some new guys that we didn’t see during the regular season and that comes into play. They’re also playing their best hockey now and you need to account for that, and they may also have changed their system. So you still need to scout them properly, make sure you know who their top players are and know everything about them. Nothing changes in terms of scouting.

For us, it’s just a matter of continuing to play the same way. Our biggest thoughts have been about ourselves and that’s important. You can scout the other team as much as you want but at the end of the day, it’s about how you play and how you perform. As long as we focus on that, we should have a good shot at winning. We do realize Charlotte is a very, very skilled team and they’re in the conference final for a reason. You need to account for that as well but at the end of the day, it’s about how we play.

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D. Legwand 35 6 8 -5 14
M. Michalek 31 3 6 -9 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 8 9 5 .928 2.43
R. Lehner 6 5 2 .909 2.93