Game #5: vs St. Louis, 1.26 (7:00 PM, Fox Sports Southwest, 1310 AM, 104.1 FM)
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01-27-2013, 11:18 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Arlington, TX
The second Perron goal didn't cover Morrow in glory. I'm also going to point out that Morrow was in position to get back to that puck to pass it to Garbutt because he's the slowest guy on the ice. Everyone else was transitioning out of the zone and the St. Louis defender was breaking toward his own blue line when they turned the puck over. Morrow had to take two steps and still had a step on the defender when Garbutt broke in. So both players were wide open for a bang-bang play. Good on Morrow for seeing Garbutt and making the pass but it wasn't a difficult pass or play.
In this case his lack of foot speed helped as he was basically right there to make an easy pass to the breaking winger. In other situations his lack of foot speed puts him behind the play or makes him unable to get to his man.
Go watch that first period again. He had like 3 minutes of ice time with none on the power play or penalty kill and thus the Stars were very, very good. Then go watch the 2nd period when he was out there for every St. Louis goal and tell me he's not a problem. One good play doesn't negate the fact that the other team is far more likely to score when he's on the ice.
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