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04-27-2012, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
Your point about puck support and getting it out is exactly what I'm referring to. Effective physical forechecks aren't about the first man in, most of the time. They're about the 2nd man in anticipating where the play was going and throwing a hit to turn the puck over from the 2nd defender possessing the puck. So yes, the Caps did a good job avoiding that with the Bruins. That amounts to the same thing as saying the Bruins didn't do a good job forcing their game on the Caps. Thus my point.
Idk if I said this in my last post but the Caps are getting to those pucks because their defensemen are pretty deep, they're sagging back so that they will get to those picks first since they run into problems if they run around. Its hard to get a forecheck going when it's always a 2v1 for the defensive team down low, and you can't send 2 forwards on the forecheck hard unless you plan on giving up lots of 3v2's and giving the other team ample space.

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