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Clarke MacArthur on a big second period in Columbus

by Chris Lund / Ottawa Senators

Senators forward Clarke MacArthur had a huge night on Tuesday with two goals and an assist to lead the Sens to a 5-2 win over Columbus. The three points earned MacArthur a first star selection in the victory.

Afterwards, MacArthur talked about the second period as a turning point that set up the Sens' big third.

"We weren't ready for their speed at the beginning of the game, gave them a couple of

power plays and I thought that's where their shot differential was early on," said MacArthur. "I thought that was our best second period of the year, we had good speed, made good decisions. It was a tough break at the end of the second."

"We came in here with a positive attitude going into the third tied. We played pretty good hockey, we gave them a couple of chances but Lenny was right there and made big saves when we needed them. A good job by everyone."

The third period was the latest in a string of solid third periods from the Sens that continue back to the beginning of the season.

"Our third periods have been great, our conditioning is a big part of that, playing all the lines and rolling through. The second period I thought was a turning point for us. I thought we turned the game around and took over from there."

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