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04-27-2012, 08:48 PM
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curious, in that video I didn't see any chicago players just standing around an empty back door.
Didn't see much in the way of passes through the low slot for one timers.

Only real breakdowns in that video was the one timer from the slot, and the 2-1.

That said, notice how after every shot how phoenix boxed out the crease?
We simply don't do it most the time, it's basic defensive mindset.
If Jordan Staal boxes out his guy in OT in game 1 it's not a goal, instead of just trying to lift a stick.

Also notice how phoenix was great on forming a box that it was difficult to penetrate. Sure Toews got a chance in there, they aren't perfect. No one is.

But your video shows a much better defensive oriented team then we saw from the Penguins.

As to the goalie argument, our Goalie has to play better. But it doesn't matter, we could swap out Fleury for Smith and we would still have struggled. Of 30 goals scored against, 20 of them were from 15 feet or less away from the net. That's CRAZY! We can't let people penetrate our defense like that. That IS defense. When defense is a mindset, when it's in-grained then people do it when under the crazy pressure of the playoffs.

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