Thread: Pre-Game Talk: FEB 6TH Boston @ Montreal 7:30PM EST
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02-04-2013, 01:57 PM
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Son Oncle Jerry
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
I worry less about Bruins' toughness than their defensive game. They play a strong team defense and the addition of Hamilton has made their blue-line even better. Habs already showing difficulty scoring at even strength. They should focus and figuring out ways to score and break the defensive game than focusing on their fists.
We've not been scoring an incredible amount of goals like Tampa Bay at even strength, but so far, we're still 12th in the league for goals scored 5 on 5. And, we're the ones that have allowed the least ES goal in the NHL, with only 7 in 8 games.

We're #1 in the league for our GF/GA ratio. It's not a factor I'm particularly worried about. This shortened season could help the Habs big time. Teams are used to playing a passive team that is trapping the center ice, and they're all surprised at the Habs relentless forecheck. And by the time they're used to us doing that, we're done playing against them for the year (only 2 matchups or so against teams outside our division this year). We'll see how it goes, but so far, the surprise effect helps us big time.

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