Coach MacLean post-game - 3.25.2013
It certainly wasn't the prettiest win of the season but they count all the same as the Ottawa Senators escaped with a 3-2 shootout win on Monday night.
After a dominating start to the game for the Sens, the Devils captured momentum in the first period and controlled the flow of play for the majority of the game from there. The Sens found a way to keep things together at the back end and, thanks to some fortunate bounces matching solid play in goal from Ben Bishop, got the game to the skills competition where they earned the win.
Coach MacLean borrowed defensive terminology more commonly used in football in saying that the Sens "bent and didn't break" tonight, though you'd be hard-pressed to find a more apt description of how the game played out.
Here's a Twitter rundown of Coach's thoughts on tonight...
Coach: They (NJ) were better. We bent but didn't break.— Ottawa Senators (@NHL_Sens) March 26, 2013
Coach credited the win to Ben Bishop's play.— Ottawa Senators (@NHL_Sens) March 26, 2013
Coach: Our goaltender played well and we did enough to win the game at the end.— Ottawa Senators (@NHL_Sens) March 26, 2013
On Zibanejad and Silfverberg playing at important times: They are very dependable players and have earned their opportunities.— Ottawa Senators (@NHL_Sens) March 26, 2013
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.
Erik Condra is okay and was available for the shootout. He returned to the bench before it ended.— Ottawa Senators (@NHL_Sens) March 26, 2013
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