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01-18-2012, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by bogans View Post
McD, Girardi, Henke

The entire game, but especially in the last ten minutes, the defense was like a smothering blanket, almost like a snuggie. Jumping lanes, intercepting passes, poke checking, it was incredible to watch really. The puck possession up front was great, but it really started with the defense forcing turnovers and getting it back to the forwards when necessary.
Well said. The effort level was high all around and the team defense reminded me of Renney's "five in the picture" rhetoric. Smothering is very accurate. Any time it looked like Nashville might have an opening for a scoring chance, multiple rangers collapsed on the right guys and if there WAS a chance, nobody was going to get to a second chance. I think Nashville had one legit rebound chance all game, and it was after legwand's partial breakaway.

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