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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06