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10-25-2008, 08:58 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Defensive zone coverage was absolutely brutal. Probably one of the worst defensive efforts since the lockout.
Guys were getting caught in the offensive zone, giving up odd man rushes and getting caught taking shifts that were far too long.
Physical play was lacking. The Ducks barely hit and didn't establish much of a forecheck, but once they got to cycling the puck we looked helpless out there. Just chasing shadows in our own zone with no support.
Higgins looked rusty, but it looks as though he's really going to be an impact player this year once he finds his legs.
We gave up 6 goals, but I don't think you can entirely blame this game on Price/Halak. Just some brutal coverage and very poor penalty killing.
PK has generally been pretty good this year, but for whatever reason we extremely disorganized today. Maybe the layoff was too long? The breakouts didn't look as crisp as they usually do.
Anyways, best to forget about this one and just try and refocus for Tuesday's game.
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