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Coach MacLean post-game - 3.18.2014

Tuesday, 18.03.2014 / 10:45 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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Coach MacLean post-game - 3.18.2014

A tough second period proved to be the difference as the Sens squandered an early lead and fell by an 8-4 margin. Head coach Paul MacLean offered his thoughts after the loss.

Here's what he had to say...

On the second period:

We turned it over 15 times, on at least one of the goals we turned it over twice in the last four minutes and it ended up in our net. That's the story of our season to this point, we turn it over. We have people available and we don't make plays.

On why the mistakes can't be fixed:

We're going to come in here tomorrow and we're going to practice it again tomorrow.

On the inability to pull out a win:

Well I think we're generating some offence but, again, we're turning over the puck and putting our goalie in a tough spot and they haven't been able to make the save. But if you keep turning the puck over 15, 18, 17 times a game, other teams are forechecking and making plays on us. We have to execute with the puck, we have to find people that are open, we have to work to get open, we have to play for one another and we have to find them when they're open.

On the team's deficit in the race:

We're going to get ready to play Tampa Bay and we'll see what happens after that. We can only go one day at a time and we're going to come to practice tomorrow, review tonight and get ready for the next game.

On Chris Phillips' comments on his play:

I think he had people to give the puck to and it wasn't a bad decision to make if he had made it right away. It had to be done right away, it can't be delayed and I thought he took too long to make the play he wanted to make. It's not because he's not trying to make a play, he's trying to make a play and he's trying to make the right plays but it takes too long and ends up a turnover.

On the goal that turned the tied:

That one tied the game at 2-2, I thought the third one off the turnover in the neutral zone gave them the lead I believe.

On Lawson:

He came up lame so we thought we better not push him.


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