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04-13-2009, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Darz View Post
Goaltending and special teams.

With the amount of PP each team is going to get in this series, it could all come down to special teams. I wouldn't be surprised in the average amount of PP's a game is going to be somewhere around 6 per team per game, so if you can have your PP clicking at about 33%, and your PK in the 90% range, your team will have a massive advantage.

....and of course goaltending. Can't win without it.
That's interesting. I don't think there will be many penalties. But special teams success will be critical precisely because there won't be many opportunities. Boston has a clear advantage 5 on 5. If Montreal can keep it close, then they'll need to make the most of their opportunites on special teams to make up the difference. Conversely, Boston will extend their advantage if they can outplay or at least equal Montreal's special teams.

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