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12-27-2012, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Dojji View Post
Tim Thomas played up to his level in that series against Washington. The issue in that series was our inability to score on a soft defense. People don't want to blame guys we like, such as Marchand who was all but invisible, so they blame the guy who let the goals in rather than the forward corps that failed to score them.

That, and the return of our PMD woes heralded in a return of our inability to score in the clutch. Quel surprise there. Andy Ference is a darn good defenseman but he can't be your best PMD. Quick transition was our primary weapon in the playoff run and we didn't have it against the Caps. They were always able to set their defense before we were able to attack.
Tim had one bad game [game 5] but he rebounded in game 6.While I don't think he played quite as well as he did say in the Vancouver,Tampa Bay and Philly series in the Cup run ,he did play as well as he did against Montreal [in the Cup run] and he gave the team every chance to win the series.

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