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Anderson on special teams in the Chicago loss

by Chris Lund / Ottawa Senators

Sens goaltender Craig Anderson was solid in the crease once again for the Senators in Chicago on Sunday night, turning aside 43 shots on goal and stopping an Andrew Shaw penalty shot in the second period in a 2-1 loss.

Anderson talked about the importance of special teams after the game as none of the three goals scored by either team were put in the net while playing 5-on-5.

"You've got to try to play as much as you can 5-on-5 so you're rolling four lines and keeping everybody fresh," said Anderson. "When you start penalty killing a lot you start using the same guys over and over again and it tends to wear on the guys and takes away the energy from them."

"Special teams was huge in this game. We were able to get a shorthanded goal but our power play wasn't able to get us one and their power play got them one. That was the difference tonight. It wasn't due to a lack of effort. We generated some chances, we just weren't able to connect tonight. That's the way it goes sometimes."

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