With the Senators trailing the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in the Eastern Conference quarter-final we catch up with Mike Fisher hours before Game 6 as the Senators look to even the series.
Q - What are you expecting from the Penguins tonight?
A - They are going to come in and be hungry. They'll play a lot like they did in Games 3 and 4. They have been good in this building. We have to make sure we are off to a good start and kind of carry over some of that momentum if we can and try and play with the lead. And get that lead early.
Q - Home ice hasn't been a big factor in this series, do you find that strange?
A - I don't know it's usually the other way around, but for whatever the reason we are both comfortable playing on the road and we have been successful at home all year we are hoping to change that here and play good at home.
Q - How important is it to get the lead?
A - They have gotten early leads on us here and we've tried to play catch up in the games so that's not an easy way to play, and we want to make sure we get off to a good start and make sure the crowd is in it and make sure we get the first goal and never look back.
Q - Can you talk about the play of Pascal Leclaire?
A - He stepped in and played well, and was a big part of that win and we know when he gets hot that's a good sign because he has been streaky in the past. But the key will be the timely save and playing well early for us. We still have to get some goals and get in those areas to be rewarded.
Q - Much has been made about the play of Malkin and Crosby in comparison to your stars, do you think that's fair?
A - It's our team against their team. It's not Alfie against Crosby and Spezza against Malkin. It seems to be the question all series long, but all year long it's been a different guy step up. We don't have any 30-40 - even 50 goal scorers on our team. We win because we are all in. And that how we are successful. Comparisons, that doesn't mean anything to us.