Thread: Post-Game Talk: ECQF Game #4: Rangers at Sens
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04-19-2012, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Carl Hagelins Flow View Post
I don't think anyone here has mentioned the innocuous fact that were getting completely dominated by the Sens in faceoffs.

How many times in a row did Zenon Konopka win a huge faceoff against guys like Richie or Boyle, or Dubi? ZENON FREKIN KONOPKA... dominating us in faceoffs.

How many times did we have a PP faceoff in their zone or an icing when their guys were gassed and they get a critical faceoff win. How about Spezza's goal on the PK after Girardi got high sticked and no call.

Sure we may have been better than on Monday in faceoffs but damn, I didn't realize how brutal of a faceoff team we were and it's killing us. All the little things that aren't working well for us are magnified 100x when you can't win a big faceoff (i.e getting pinned in the defensive zone).
Zenon Konopka has always been a 4th line face off specialist/tough guy so I wouldn't be too surprised by that.

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