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Quick Hits: Chris Wideman

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

We caught up with Sens rookie defenseman Chris Wideman to get some quick pre-game thoughts ahead of tonight's match-up against the Washington Capitals.

On earning more ice-time as the season goes on:

Getting a chance to get into a bunch of games in a row has been great and I'm getting more comfortable each game. Obviously, I'm still a rookie and each night's a challenge so it's been a good progression.

On seeing time on the power play and 3-on-3 overtime:

I think those are things that come naturally to me. Anytime you can contribute anywhere is good and just try to expand on that each night. Like I said, each night's a challenge so I just try to simplify my game.

On registering at least a shot in the last 6 games (including 7 against the Lightning):

Anytime you can get pucks to the net it's going to be beneficial to the team. Get pucks down there and have guys whack at it. Unfortunately none of them have been going in for me but I'm going to keep shooting. I think I had 7 in Tampa, I was trying to score on Bishop pretty hard there.

On facing the Capitals:

It's a huge test. I think anytime you can match up against one of the better teams in the league you're going to gain some confidence from it so we're looking forward to it and it should be a good challenge.

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