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Coach MacLean post-game - 2.7.2013

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Thursday, 07.02.2013 / 10:44 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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Coach MacLean post-game - 2.7.2013

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It was a strong performance from the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, but the team ultimately ran into a dialed in Cam Ward who stole two points on the road for the Carolina Hurricanes. Ward turned aside 45 shots from the Sens and gave them a chance to win a game they did not lead until Jay Harrison potted the game winner in overtime.

All in all, Sens fans can't be too disappointed with a goaltender stealing a win against them. Craig Anderson has had Ottawa on the other side of those decisions all season long. There are plenty of positives to be taken from the team's performance, it was simply a matter of just not having the puck go in when they needed it.

Coach MacLean's post-game comments reflected the team's positive play. They played with pace in all three zones but ultimately couldn't convert good possession and shots on goal into goals. Mike Lundin played well in his Sens debut and should see a bigger role going forward as the team looks to rely less heavily on the Karlsson-Methot pairing which has fared well with big minutes.

Here's a Twitter rundown of MacLean's comments:

For those of you who are more inclined towards audio, you can listen to coach talk about the Sens play in the loss here on this page.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06