Karlsson looking to the future

Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson during team practice at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh,...

Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson during team practice at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Thursday May 16,2013. Errol McGihon/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency

TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:30 PM ET

Knowing he can do better, knowing he's not playing anywhere near his Norris Trophy-winning form, Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson is hurting inside.

He wants to do more, yet knows that's part of the problem. Trying to do too much in this Round 2 series with the Pittsburgh Penguins is so far proving costly.

Really was it fair for anybody to expect Karlsson could immediately be the blueline kingpin he's shown he can be?



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