Singin' the Third-Period Blues...
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02-08-2013, 04:06 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
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Not that being on back-to-backs is an excuse (NO EXCUSES), but the team seemed gassed last night and Sunday against the Senators late in the game, while better earlier in the game. If that's a problem, it'll get a lot worse over this season, especially when we lose depth to injuries.
Yeah, fatigue is also an issue this season. But that's just another cause of the same nagging effect: Weak third-periods.
Therrien must see this problem and the players must remember it from last year. They must realize they become vulnerable after 40 minutes. So what can Therrien do to counter the fatigue/size/intensity issues that continue to cost us games? It's obviously a bit more complicated than just yelling, "Dig in and try harder!!", mid-way through the third. Maybe that's where the big shutdown guy becomes the missing piece.
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