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Erik Karlsson on a big PK and goaltending in Columbus

by Chris Lund / Ottawa Senators

Senators captain Erik Karlsson scored last night's game winning goal in Columbus en route to a 5-2 Sens victory over the Blue Jackets. Karlsson was named the third star in the win as he recorded a goal and an assist on five shots for the Sens in just over 26 minutes of play.

He spoke about the importance of the crucial five minute penalty kill in the second period following Eric Gryba's elbowing major.

"That was a great job. We went in there, didn't think further than the five minutes and all we needed to do was kill it off," said Karlsson. "Technically it was only three but I still think we did a great job. I think overall we're happy with the 5-2 win. "

The captain also had plenty of praise for Robin Lehner's play after the game and spoke to the quality goaltending the Senators have received through eight games of the season.

"We have two great goalies and any one of them can step in and win us games. That's what they've been doing so far and we're happy with the way they've been playing. We have to do a better job sometimes cleaning up and helping them see the puck a bit more. They're doing more than we expected and we're happy about that."

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