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02-13-2013, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonSkorpion View Post
Like Michel Therrien said; "We played real good for 54 minutes."

It was good to see them squeak out the win despite blowing the lead, but they need to tighten up defensively if they want to play the shutdown game in the 3rd period. For the love of God, stick Subban with Gorges and play them half the period, if needed.

Also, the team failing to score more in the 1st period - given all their chances - nearly killed them again. They really need to learn that vicious killer mentality and open the floodgates. The chances are there but Lord, they have a hard time sticking that puck into the net.
I don't find that it's "just the last 6 minutes". They have a skating team but played very passive most of the 3rd period. It started to unravel after the PP where TB had guys jump up in the play and Cole and DD failed to take their men in Pyatt and Hedman. The last 2 goals were caused by momentum but were lucky and maybe illegal in nature. The 2nd goal looks to be either(take your pick) a high stick or a high glove, how is the replay NOT conclusive?

Lindback was very shaky, TB was even lucky it was only 3-0. He had 2 other pucks behind him that managed to stay out, as big as he is, he is very awkward in close.

All that being said, I still think we need a big stay at home "crease cleaner" that can play 17-19 minutes and help protect those kinds of leads. A younger version of Gill. Tinordi will eventually be a deluxe version of that player(20-24 minute) who dominates down low.

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