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Turris: "We need to get off to a good start again"

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

We caught up with Kyle Turris ahead of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final to talk about staying even keel, focusing on the first 10 minutes and more.

On being able to move on from big wins and tough losses this post-season:

I think we're just more even keel. We don't get too high after wins and we don't get too low after losses. It's hard to do at times but for the most part we've just stayed pretty even keel.


On how they can generate momentum in Game 4:

We need to get off to a good start again. Whether we score or not, we have to make sure that we have lots of energy and come with a lot of pressure out of the gate.

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On what focusing on the first 10 minutes of a game can help them achieve:

It just allows you to focus on something that's more in front of you rather then the long-term. The first 10 minutes is huge. Get off to a good start, get the building going and really start playing the way we want.


On the importance of face-offs in this series:

It's big. Especially when they have offensive skilled guys like Crosby, Malkin and Kessel. It kind of lets them not have the puck to start and is a big part of the game. Little things like that add up over the playoffs.


On forcing the Penguins to adjust to their style of play:

We've played the same way in a very defensive structured game all season long and we've had some success doing it so we don't plan on changing to suit anybody else's style.
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