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1495 Sports New York Islanders notebook: Isles/Senators edition from 2/20/12

Matt Martin fights with Zack Smith in the 6-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Monday. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

1495 Sports is proud to bring this New York Islanders notebook featuring quotes and videos from inside the team’s locker room. All quotes, photos and videos are courtesy of the Examiner.com site.

This is the Ottawa Senators edition  on 2/20/12 as the guys speak about a tough 6-0 loss on Monday at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Isles captain Mark Streit:

“We didn’t really have intensity in our game, we came out and we got scored on right away, it is tough to swallow we tried we just didn’t have any game tonight.” Streit continued by saying, “It is tough we couldn’t respond even on the PP we had a couple of scoring chances but it was not good enough we couldn’t create enough pressure.”

*On how the team will respond in their game against Buffalo tonight:

“The loss today shouldn’t do anything, we need to respond well, we shouldn’t have our heads hanging right now we need to come out strong tomorrow. We are going to play in Buffalo it is that time of the year, we’ve got to turn the page here and be ready tomorrow.”

Left winger Matt Martin:

“The shot ends up in the back of our net, weather it was a good goal or not it should not have happened that one is on me. We just didn’t come to play at all tonight, it is disappointing and unacceptable.” Martin continued by saying, “All we can do is put it behind us we have a quick turnaround tomorrow against Buffalo and that is one we need to win now.”

*On if the early goals got the team down:

“The game of hockey you can’t get down, anything can happen in this game we just didn’t have any pushback by the time we woke up at all it was entirely too late.”

*On what head coach Jack Capuano had to say after the first period:

“He (Capuano) said we got to play better it was nothing what they were doing, I think we beat ourselves today.”

*On playing against Buffalo tonight:

“It is a game we would have like to have won but we have got to hop on the plane and head to Buffalo, hopefully the game today lights a fire under us and we’ll come out ready to play.”

Video log of the post-game thoughts from Mark StreitMatt Martin and Matt Moulson:


For the full post-game recap, check out the Examiner.com  site by clicking here:

http://www.examiner.com/new-york-islanders-in-long-island/isles-blanked-by-senators-6-0

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