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02-19-2012, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Felonious Python View Post
Ovi also looked rattled, and had a bad game. He was held to way less than 10 shots. Maybe like 1, if that. I'm sorry to tell the fans in attendance who aren't aware, but that's the way he's been for a while now.

Too much of the third period was playing not to lose though, which is a dangerous plan to a potentially motivated opponent.
That's how Ovechkin has looked all season. He wasn't rattled or anything, just his usual ineffective self.

And that second part explains the Lightning's philosophy since Boucher was hired. Play not to lose when you get the lead. Last year that didn't work a few times and I was furious. This year we haven't had the lead all that often in the 3rd so it's not as noticeable. But something needs to be done about that.

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