Coach MacLean post-game - 4.20.2013
A hot goalie can make all the difference and that's how it played out on Saturday night as James Reimer carried the Leafs to a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
All told the Sens had 90 attempts on goal (50 shots, 27 blocked shots, 13 missed shots) but Reimer and their defensive corps held up, limiting the Sens to just a single goal. The Sens dominated the possession but ultimately couldn't convert the necessary number of times to come away with a victory.
Sens Head Coach Paul MacLean echoed that sentiment during his post-game media availability, crediting the play of James Reimer and stressing the need for the team to get more bodies to the net in an effort to force second and third chances. He did acknowledge that similar efforts will produce wins more often than not, but with only four games left this season there are only so many chances to get those efforts out there. The race to the finish is very much underway.
Here's a rundown of Coach MacLean's thoughts...
Thoughts from Coach MacLean coming up...— Ottawa Senators (@NHL_Sens) April 21, 2013
Coach: 50 shots, 27 blocked, 13 missed the net. We had the puck a lot of the night... Reimer made a lot of saves.— Ottawa Senators (@NHL_Sens) April 21, 2013
Coach: They do a good job defending their net... obviously we have to go harder.— Ottawa Senators (@NHL_Sens) April 21, 2013
Coach: If we come back and do this again Monday night we'll get a better result— Ottawa Senators (@NHL_Sens) April 21, 2013
Coach: We have four games left but to me it has been a sprint since January 19.— Ottawa Senators (@NHL_Sens) April 21, 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.
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