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04-21-2012, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
I think it comes down to the same thing it's come down all year: the weak transition game.

We've had alot of opportunities I've seen in this series, where we made the big block or the big hit, to get the puck out of the zone and we can't do it. We don't get the puck out the 1st time we get a stick on it, or even the 2nd or the 3rd time. When it takes 4, 5, 6 attempts to get the puck out and up the ice the other team is gonna have alot of possession and alot of chances. I think our defense is fine as far as stopping chances and taking possession. The problem is, that's the rarely the end of it.

I think the strategy is fine as far as making the stop. It's how many times they have to make the stop that's causing problems.
I agree that the transition game is a big issue, and I would attribute it to the speed of Ottawa. We've seen this team struggle against major speed all year, and Ottawa has that.

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