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04-28-2008, 02:34 PM
Boris Le Tigre
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Originally Posted by Roulin View Post
IMO it's natural to want to spread the quality players throughout the lineup for away games. You don't want Philly to take advantage of the last change to play Briere or Richards against Lats-Lapierre-Streit. I bet we'll see Begin-Smoke-Kosto reunite for game 5 at home.
great post... the road game is an entirely different animal, especially in the playoffs. That's good adjustment from Carbo.

In Game 1 Dowd with Downie and Thorensen outplayed Lapierre with Dandenault and Streit, and although it was a limited match-up in terms of ice-time it ended up costing us a couple of goals. Putting Begin back with Lapierre should balance that match-up.

Also these lines should allow us to roll all 4 lines which is a great luxury in a road game. If the games close, Koivu and Kovalev should have a little more gas in the tank.

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