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02-08-2012, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by NYRangers16 View Post
Last night we dumped and then didn't chase. We didn't go after the puck effectively enough. Guys seemed slower getting there, and often times there were 2 Devs on one Ranger and we didn't win the puck. I don't know if they were tired or what, but we've been winning those battles all year. Yesterday we just weren't..not until the 3rd. So there you go. I don't think the dump/chase/forecheck strategy is bad just because we lost a game 1-0(that should have at least gone to OT) don't get to #2 in the NHL without a sound strat. You can't forget that. Yea the offense has been down recently but we are 3 points up on Boston and just behind Det with games in hand(at least up until yesterday haven't checked the standings today).

So yea, yesterday was frustrating...but let's not blow it out of proportion. And even with our struggles recently we've still done really well.
The problem last night with the dump and chase is that Brodeur is so good at playing the puck that he stops most of them and than sends the puck out of the zone. They started getting better in the 3rd because they finally started dumping the puck into the corners where Brodeur cant play it.

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