Thread: Post-Game Talk: Devils at Rangers
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02-28-2012, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Draft Guru View Post
Rangers got burned in prior games by Brodeur's puck handling, that's why they switched it up tonight and rarely sent 2 in on the forecheck. No reason to get caught with 2 players in deep with Brodeur moving the puck up the ice quick for an odd man rush. The Rangers tinkered the game plan tonight based on their opponent and did what they had to do to get the 2 points.
Good point. Last game they didn't seem to get anything going with the forecheck due to Brodeur. It ultimately wasn't until the Devils sat back in the 3rd that game that they finally brought pressure.

Also interesting to note in that game the Devils sat back in the 3rd and allowed 15 shots in the period. Rangers sat back and only allowed 3. They did a hell of a job shutting anything and everything down once the Devils gained the zone. Henrik only had to make one tough save the entire night which was that glove save late in the third.

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