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Coach MacLean post-game - 2.19.2013

Tuesday, 19.02.2013 / 10:46 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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Coach MacLean post-game - 2.19.2013



Paul MacLean was very deadpan in his comments after Tuesday's win over the Islanders as the Sens didn't necessarily make it look pretty but they did enough to get the win.

Craig Anderson stood tall in goal as we have become so accustomed to seeing, turning aside 37 shots, to hold the Isles to just one goal despite many close calls.

It was also a night of firsts in many ways for the Sens as they scored their first power play goal in 25 attempts while Andre Benoit and Dave Dziurzynski scored their first career NHL goals. Eric Gryba also recorded his first career point and earned his first career Three Star selection.

Did you get all that?

The key to take away from all of this is the Sens found a way to grind out a win, plain and simple. As Coach pointed out tonight, they've had games where they've played better hockey the OT loss to Carolina at home comes to mind and still not mustered enough offence to come away with a victory. Tonight they found a way, even if it wasn't a sparkling performance for the reel.

The Sens will look to work out the kinks and keep the offence coming for Thursday's game a rematch of last year's first round playoff series vs. the New York Rangers.

Here's a Twitter rundown of Coach MacLean's thoughts on the win.

For those of you who are more audio inclined, you can listen to Coach MacLean's full post-game press conference here on this page.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
4 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
5 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
6 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
7 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
8 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Ryan 44 13 22 5 35
E. Karlsson 47 11 22 -8 33
K. Turris 47 9 21 -9 30
M. Stone 45 11 15 8 26
M. Hoffman 44 16 9 17 25
C. MacArthur 46 13 12 -9 25
M. Zibanejad 45 12 12 -1 24
D. Legwand 45 7 12 -4 19
A. Chiasson 44 8 10 -8 18
M. Michalek 43 6 9 -7 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 6 8 2 .900 3.21