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Coach MacLean post-practice - 1.9.2014

Thursday, 01.9.2014 / 4:45 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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The Sens were back on the ice in Nashville today after last night's 4-3 overtime loss to the Avalanche. After practice Paul MacLean offered his thoughts on the team's focus going forward after having their four game winning streak snapped.

Here's what he had to say...

On what has been discussed after the loss:

Well we just wanted to go through and continue to work on the structure of our game and how we approach the critical times in our game like last night, the last five minutes of the game, we have a one goal lead, how can you depend on the structure of your game to get you to the end of game and find a way to win the game instead of finding a way to end up losing the game. That was the emphasis or the stuff that we tried to work on today is just the structure of our game and doing things the right way.

On building off of the OT loss:

We're still a group that's learning and finding our best group and finding our way and continuing to try to become an elite team. We're still working at it. We did a lot of good things last night, for 15 minutes in the third period we had the scoring chances at 6-1 for us and so we were doing an excellent job. We get to the last timeout and all of a sudden it all goes for naught. That's, again, part of learning how to win and playing with good structure is how you do it.

On potential lineup changes:

We're going to contemplate changing things, yeah. We've got lots of days here but not a lot of games and we need to make sure we keep everybody ready to play. We're going to take today and tomorrow and contemplate what we need to do. We'll take a little bit of a look at Nashville tonight and see what they're doing and we'll be able to make a better read on what we need to do but we can't just have Wiercioches and Corvos and Pageaus not playing just — we don't have a lot of games right now so we have to make sure we get people in.

On if they'll keep four forwards on the PP:

As long as it doesn't scare me. Sometimes it scares you — we'd like it to scare the opposition more than the coach. I think there are some very talented people on it and we worked at it earlier in the season, maybe a different little configuration with it, but we like what it can do for us we just want to see if it'll be consistent.


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