Sens looking for big performance in Game 4

Posted on April 19, 2010

Sens looking for big performance in Game 4

If the Ottawa Senators have any hope of extending their Eastern Conference quarter-final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins they know that winning Game 4 is critical.

A win Tuesday night would allow the Senators to tie the series 2-2.

In order to secure a victory the Senators will need to be better at both ends of the ice.

Goaltender Brian Elliott will need to come up with his best game of the series and make key saves when needed most.

"I thought he's played real well," said Senators coach Cory Clouston.  "A little bit inconsistent. We will need him to bring his "A" game tomorrow night for sure. I don't think we're a good enough team to have average goaltending. I'm not saying he's been average,  but he's been a little bit inconsistent at times."

In Game 3 the Senators managed to create a number of chances, but failed to convert them into goals.

"We're getting chances," said Mike Fisher. "We have to make sure we are getting in those areas and getting rebounds and getting right in (Marc-Andre Fleury’s) face because there are pucks lying in the crease and we need to be banging those in instead of swinging away and making sure we make an effort to stop around the net and bang some in."

By no means are the Senators panicking. They remain confident and feel that if they play their game they will at least give themselves a chance to win.

"We have another game here at home and we can tie it with a good game so we're in position and have a good opportunity," said Fisher.  "We did some good things last game. We have to make our own breaks and bounces and get the calls in Game 4, but we have to worry about our game."