PGT: Habs win 3-2 in shootout vs Carolina
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10-29-2008, 10:41 PM
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Lang is out there as he can take the draw and is RH shooter who should be able to get tap ins at the left side of the net.
Also it is important to have two centres on the ice for 5 on 3s. A 5 on 3 can often be very short, that means winning the offensive zone faceoff can be critical... A lost faceoff/icing can mean a loss of 20 seconds. Most 5 on 3s last less than a minute. With 2 centres if Lang is kicked out, Koivu can go in the circle, or vice versa.
Well... Koivu can be disciplined... he's great in the faceoff circle...
And it's not like Kovalev and Tanguay never experienced faceoffs either (both player C at one point in their career), but I get your point.
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