WCQF Gm#4 KINGS v. CANUCKS 4/18/12 ... loss, Kings up 3-1, regroup Game #5
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04-19-2012, 08:51 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: stuck in the middle
two keys to the game:
Schneider: played a very good game. he kept VAN in it early and afterwards his team rallied. it easily could have been 2-0 or more at the first break. Quick won game 3 for LA, Schneider won game 4 for VAN. if he hadnít stoned the Kings after Kopiís goal in the 1st the series is over.
LAís passive play: the 2nd and 3rd period they played entirely to passive and tried to rely on their counter attack to score. they forgot how they won the first two games of the series. playing up ice and being aggressive on the fore check. last night instead they sat back and ultimately they let VAN control the flow and tempo of the last two periods. instead of playing on VANís end of the ice, they played scramble mode on the LA side of the ice. instead of being up ice causing turnovers, frustrating VAN which lead to penalties, which lead to goals they sat back and let VAN play their game. for this i hold Sutter and the team leaders responsible, between the 2nd and 3rd they should have made this correction.
4th line: other than Fraser and Nolanís bad penalties, the line played well and gave the team a spark many times. the top two lines were held in check, while for once VANs top line went to work.
game 5: LA has to get back on their horses and play the game up ice. frustrate VAN into taking penalties like game 1 & 2, cause turnovers, etc. play more like game 1 and 2 and not like game 4Ö..this series is over.
whatís the odds of Shanny reviewing and punishing the sister for his drive-by elbow of Brownie?
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