'They will have to live with this'

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 12:43 PM ET

ANAHEIM -- Senators coach Bryan Murray knew exactly where to lay the blame last night for his club's failed Stanley Cup drive.

He pointed the finger at the club’s top players, who weren’t able to get the job done in the post-season.

“We had some guys who did not play to what they were playing in the playoffs. That is most disappointing and they will have to live with that this summer,” said Murray.

As the Anaheim Ducks were partying down the hall, the Senators' dressing room was quiet as the players changed and got ready for the trip home.

“You learn from this. Watching them celebrate the way they did is something I’m never going to forget,” said Ottawa centre Jason. Spezza. “That is something that I’m going to remember for a long time here. I’m going to think about that.”

The Senators came up short in their quest for the Stanley Cup. The reality is they were beaten by a team that played better when it counted.

“This hurts. We just couldn’t get anything going. They’re a tough team. They played very strong and very disciplined. We just didn’t seem to generate any chances and we just didn’t seem to get anything going,” said Mike Comrie.

The Senators had a tough time finding words.

“We’re in disbelief right now,” said defenceman Chris Phillips. “I don’t want to take anything away from them. They played really hard. It was certainly a tough task. You get to the Stanley Cup final and we felt like we did outplay them at times. We just weren’t there consistently and couldn’t get the job done.”


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