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Turris talks Second Star

Tuesday, 19.03.2013 / 12:01 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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Turris talks Second Star


It has been a quick turnaround for Kyle Turris. After being the lead candidate for a breakout after scuffling for the better part of six weeks, he finally broke out last week and posted six points in four games. He was named the NHL's Second Star of the Week for his efforts.

Here's what Kyle had to say about the accolade:

On the offensive outburst...

It's a crazy change over a couple of weeks, you get a couple bounces and this is what you get I guess.

On the slump...

It was frustrating being in that slump. I want to contribute in every category and scoring goals and helping the team is a big part of that and I wasn't doing that. I just kind of worked through it. All the guys have been awesome, they've helped me through it. All these goals are just nice passes from Alfie and, I mean, it's not me. I'm getting a lot of help for sure.

On he and Zack Smith both breaking out...

Smitty and I were talking while we were both in it and I was just as happy when he scored his as when I scored mine. It's a special group that we have here, it's really neat to be apart of.

On any superstitions that may have helped...

Not really. I tried cutting my hair. Tried doing warmups with no tape on my stick one time. Just little things, you try and joke around, keep the mood light and take some of the pressure off.

On the role of confidence...

Most sports are 90 per cent confidence. Confidence to play the way you can. I've been lucky since day one when I got to Ottawa the guys on the team, the coaching staff, every one is giving me that confidence. I feel like I'm trying to take advantage of it and grow and build off of it.

On the winner vs. Buffalo and goal vs. Winnipeg being identical...

It's just Alf is so good at making those plays and those passes, right on the tape in my wheelhouse ready for a one-timer and I've just got to make sure I hit the net.

As I pointed out yesterday, it goes without saying that having Kyle in a groove is a huge asset for the Sens. Anytime you can count on consistent offensive production from one of your top centremen, you have a great asset. If Turris has made the necessary adjustments to be that consistent scoring threat, players on his line and further down the depth chart will be great beneficiaries.

We'll see if he can keep it going tonight on Long Island.


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