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Coach MacLean post-game - 4.27.2013

Saturday, 27.04.2013 / 10:13 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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Coach MacLean post-game - 4.27.2013



With a playoff spot in the bag, the Ottawa Senators went out on Saturday night with the intention of climbing the Eastern Conference standings for the best seed possible. However, another performance that included drastically outshooting the opponent wasn't enough as they came out on the wrong end of a 2-1 decision.

With a back and forth beginning and the Flyers grabbing that all-important first goal of the game, the Sens took control and dominated possession for the vast majority of the remaining two and a half periods. The Sens outshot the Flyers 14-5; 15-10; and 15-10 over three periods but couldn't solve Steve Mason beyond a Kyle Turris goal in the second. The power play misfired once again on home ice, going 0-for-5 with eight shots on goal.

Coach MacLean said the team simply needs to be better going forward. The typically strong-at-home Sens have now dropped three games at Scotiabank Place despite controlling possession in each of those games.

The playoff picture has become equally more clear and muddled for Ottawa after the loss. A regulation win in Boston on Sunday night and they will take on the Montreal Canadiens; an overtime or shootout win in Boston and they will face the Bruins; a loss and they will face the Pittsburgh Penguins. Game 48 will have big implications for the Sens beginning next week.

Here's a Twitter rundown of what Coach MacLean had to say after the game...

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 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
3 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
4 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
5 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
6 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
7 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
8 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Ryan 43 12 21 7 33
E. Karlsson 46 11 22 -5 33
K. Turris 46 9 20 -8 29
M. Stone 44 11 15 9 26
M. Hoffman 43 16 9 19 25
C. MacArthur 45 13 11 -7 24
M. Zibanejad 44 11 12 1 23
D. Legwand 45 7 12 -4 19
A. Chiasson 43 7 10 -8 17
M. Michalek 42 6 9 -7 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 6 7 2 .900 3.16