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Pageau: "We're going there with our heads up"

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

Before the puck drops on Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final we hear from Jean-Gabriel Pageau about playing in PPG Paints arena, matching up against Sidney Crosby and more...

On adjustments they need to make for Game 5:

We know how we have to be better. Obviously now we're going Game 5. They played better than us for two games. We did for two games. That's why it's 2-2. Now we're heading into a Game 5. We're going to keep our heads up.


On the team's success on the road during the playoffs:

We know we can do a good job. We beat them in their barn. We know it's not an easy task and we have to be able to play with urgency right away. I think when we do, we really put the chance on our side to make a good push and maybe get a win.


On already taking a win on the road in this series:

We know they have a loud building. They're a confident team in their building but obviously it's good for us that we were able to get a win there last trip. We're going there with our heads up. We know what we have to do to get the win and we'll try to do it.

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On being matched up against Sidney Crosby in this series:

There's good players on every team in the league. Obviously he's one of them. I think you just have to compete as hard as you can and try to compete at his level. He's a player that competes every shift and you have to be ready and know when he's on the ice.


On his battle with Crosby as the series goes on:

He's a good player. He's their captain. He's been the best player in the league for so many years. I'm sure he wasn't satisfied with his effort and with the result that was happening. Like I said, he competes every night. He wants to be better. I'm not surprised that he has stepped up his game.
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