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04-16-2012, 04:56 PM
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KW
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Originally Posted by Markstrom Rules View Post
Neutral zone play isn't synonymous with maintaining pressure in the offensive zone though. Our transition was as good as you could ask for. I agree that most of our chances were off the rush but we still killed a lot of time grinding it out down low in the Devils' zone.
Also I really don't think our NZ game was that bad, even in the third. Both their goals came from us not taking care of or challenging the puck in our end. And if someone says, well poor NZ is what led them to get into our zone, you can't expect them never to get in.

I think we disrupted them as much as they disrupted us in the NZ. Special teams was the difference as was defensive focus.

Finally and most reassuringly, hits were just about even. I really liked to see that. If we play like we did, same attitude, we'll get one back in NJ.

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