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Quick Hits: Curtis Lazar

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Sens winger Curtis Lazar shares a few quick thoughts after the morning skate as the team prepares to face the Winnipeg Jets tonight at Canadian Tire Centre.

On building off another strong road game tonight at home:

Our home ice performance so far hasn't been up to par and we know that. We have to play a lot better here and with a little bit more energy and enthusiasm. I think tonight, a good start is going to be key. The first 5 minutes is going to be vital for us to get our feet moving and really set the tone.

On using his time off with a concussion to rest some other injuries:

I guess I can come out and say it now but in the second game I pulled my groin and in the home opener against Montreal I blocked a shot and I was fighting through those injuries until I got hit. Being able to rest up this early in the season, you don't want to do it in the form of a concussion, but it allowed me me to get back to 100%. I'm feeling fresh and I really want to help the team out there.

On the team trying to limit the penalties they take:

You have to adapt to the flow of the game, that's for sure. The refs obviously do a good job of letting some stuff go but also calling some other stuff. The big thing is moving your feet and eliminating the stick work as much as possible but then again if we do get in the trouble, us on the PK, we have to stand up and kill off the penalties. It can really grow or eliminate your momentum.

On wearing the heritage jerseys for #ThrowbackThurday:

I love them. I wish we could wear them all the time to be honest.

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