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01-21-2012, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by habsrule22 View Post
If we had a half decent PP we would be in play off spot now
Ironically, I don't think it's the PP that has cost us a playoff spot - it's our inability to protect a two-goal lead. NYR are 23rd in the league in PP with 14%, St. Louis is 26th and San Jose 19th. We may have complained about a defensive or boring style but if we hold the lead in half of those games, we're holding onto a playoff spot right now. Gauthier goes out to get us an ineffective PP defenceman thinking he will bring us some of Markov's skill set when all we needed really was a defenceman that understands boxing guys out and making high percentage plays in our own end.
Game 4 of last year's playoff round, we are up on the Bruins 3-1 in the late stages of the second period - if we hold onto that lead, we probably win the series.
That inability is killing our season.

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