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OTT@MTL: 'It's all pretty surreal right now'

Jeff Petry, Nick Suzuki, Cole Caufield and interim head coach Dominique Ducharme met the media following Saturday night's win

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Canadiens beat the Senators 3-2 in overtime on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

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Following the game, defenseman Jeff Petry, forwards Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield, and interim head coach Dominique Ducharme spoke with reporters via Zoom.

Here are a few highlights from their respective chats:

Petry on the scene inside the dressing room after Caufield's OT winner:

We were all waiting for him and we gave him the silent treatment. I've seen it in years past with other guys walking in, not saying a word and letting them sit there. He was kind of looking around a little confused and then everyone broke out and congratulated him.

Video: Jeff Petry on Caufield's first NHL goal

Petry on moving within two points of the Winnipeg Jets in the North Division standings:

It's important to get the wins. Like I said the other day, when we play our game, when we play our style, our fate's in our hands. Credit to us tonight, going down 2-0 again and finding a way to battle back. I think the last two efforts show we're willing to put in whatever it takes here to make sure that we control our own destiny.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: D'un bout �� l'autre de la patinoire.That's one mean wrister.#GoHabsGo

Suzuki on Caufield's first career NHL goal:

It turned out pretty great for him. He's had a bunch of opportunities to score and they just haven't gone in. I was just telling him to stay with it. It's not a bad first goal to win it in overtime. He's a scorer and he's going to be scoring goals for a long time.

Video: Nick Suzuki on his recent play

Suzuki on building confidence from another come-from-behind victory:

We had confidence to come back. We felt like we were in the game the whole time and we never got too down on ourselves. I think that's something that we were doing before, but lately we've tried to have a better bench, keep the mood up and it's really translated well coming back into those games.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: This guy 🥲#GoHabsGo

Caufield on his teammates giving him the silent treatment in the locker room:

You really don't know what to expect. I didn't see it coming. But, the guys have been great to me, so I couldn't be happier with the reaction after the silent treatment. It's all pretty surreal right now.

Video: Cole Caufield on his first NHL goal

Caufield on his remarkable path over the last five months:

It all kind of went pretty fast. I've made a lot of trips and a lot of people have pushed me to get here. It's the best year of my life so far and I'm just going to keep growing from it. I've had a lot of great experiences along the way and I've learned a lot, so it was a big year for me and I'm just going to keep it going.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: ET DE UN.THAT'S ONE.#GoHabsGo

Ducharme on Caufield's enthusiasm:

It's good to have a kid with his kind of energy. As a team, I think we've overcome an identity crisis. We have a better understanding of everyone's role. We handled things well for a second straight game. We have to keep that recipe going.

Video: Dominique Ducharme on coming back against the Sens

Ducharme on Petry's play in the absence of captain Shea Weber:

He's having an excellent season. Just like the team, he had a tough stretch. He's at his best when he skates. It's an aspect of his game that serves him well at both ends of the ice. He's an important player for us. His goal gave the team energy.

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