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Chris Phillips on the Vancouver loss and Lazar

by Chris Lund / Ottawa Senators

Senators defenceman Chris Phillips caught up with the media this morning in Edmonton. Here's what he had to say...

On the game in Vancouver:

It was a bit of a strange game, we definitely played in our zone a lot, chasing guys at times and being hemmed in. At the same time, I thought we didn't panic when we were in those situations and Andy made some big saves to keep us in it. We really battled back. At the end of the day we managed to take a point out of that game and every point is huge once you get into March and April.

On the amount of time in the defensive zone:

If we do that night in and night out (it's worrisome), but I don't think that's the case. That was last night, obviously it's something we're going to address and not let it become a habit.

On having Lazar with his family:

It's been going well, he's a great kid, easy to have at the house. I think it has been both him and our family. For him to have that family life, he comes from a big family, he's been pretty adaptable into our family and it has changed the dynamics in our house a bit and we've enjoyed having him around... I lived with Wade Redden my first year, we had some great older guys on the team. Although we weren't living with them they helped us out, the Yorks lived just down the street, Lance Pitlick and his wife Lisa, the Van Allens all really helped us out when we were young and coming into the League... It's more about having him feel comfortable and the schedule and what to do in situations and how to handle himself. That role model by example is more my style.

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