It was another off-day for the Sens as they recuperate after last night's win against the Bruins and to get set for their stretch run to the playoffs. There's still work to be done even when they aren't on the ice though and defenceman Marc Methot made time for a quick chat with the media this afternoon. Check out some of the highlights below...
On what last night's win in Boston means to the team:
Craig Anderson played fantastic for us. Without him in net that result wouldn't have happened in my opinion. That win gets us a step closer. We clearly want to win a few more games to solidify a position but our goal is also to get our foot in the door and start to breathe a little easier. Right now, we're enjoying this day off we have and then we're back to work tomorrow.
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On hosting the Penguins tomorrow night:
We're aware that they have a few injuries but that doesn't stop a guy like Sidney Crosby who's clearly playing out of his mind right now. They have a bunch of guys who can carry the load out there so it's a big challenge. They're the Stanley Cup champions so we have to prepare for that and execute the same game plan that we've been doing for awhile now. Hopefully that's more similar to last night as opposed to the two Montreal games but I still think we have some areas to clean up and address. Having this day off will help too.
On the increased number of off days down the stretch:
Yeah...that's everything. I definitely feel it. You're banged up this time of year and I'm sure you've got some guys that are feeling great and super healthy but some of us aren't 100%. It's pretty normal at this time of the season so you take any opportunity you can get to recover. Rest is a weapon and that applies when you're in the playoffs or when you're trying to make the playoffs, you need to be able to recharge your batteries to be able to go back to work the next day and perform. Grinding a guy down to the bone, isn't going to help anybody.
On the team's ability to stay even keel during a losing streak:
I don't want to say we have an older group....I know on paper we have an older group but that's because we have a couple of really old players on the team (laughs). I think leadership plays a big role in that, obviously great coaching, the experience we have in the line-up and the system that we're playing allows us to lock games down now when we need to. That gives us confidence and that's what we're feeding off of right now.
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