Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Ottawa Senators 2-1: Tough game
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The Ottawa Senators won 2-1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan believes that his team must find a way to score a goal, and he did not forget to praise their fighting spirit and dedication. "Obviously, for whatever reason, the last couple of games, it's been a struggle to score,"-Mike Sullivan said, as quoted by nhl.com "These guys care.
They want to win. They're trying. I'm sure that's part of it. But we just have to find a way to control our emotions and keep grinding away."Ferguson surprised many after he made 48 saves. "It's still sinking in, to be honest," Ferguson said.
"My big focus tonight was [to] just go out there and be me, don't try to be anything I'm not [and] stay in the moment. I felt like I did that."Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is disappointed because they were close. "The way we were playing, it felt like once we got one, there would be more to come, hopefully," -Sidney Crosby said.
"Get a big one there. Unfortunately, they come right back and get one. It's tough. We fought hard."
D.J. Smith reacted
Ottawa coach D.J. Smith put special emphasis on Ferguson and his great performance. "It's just a perfect ending for a guy like that," -D.J.
Smith said. "When he started his summer training, I would think that he didn't think he would be giving up one on that many shots in Pittsburgh at the end of the year. That just shows you, if you stay with it, you never know when your chance comes." Tristan Jarry believes that his team was good, but the execution was not up to par.
"We have to bring it," said Jarry. "Obviously, we put a lot of pucks on net. I think, eventually, goals are going to go in. It's a good start. Obviously, it's a good 60 minutes for us. We played well. The puck just wasn't going in for us tonight."