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03-05-2013, 10:36 PM
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Saad was great, Bickell was good and Stalberg had his moments as well. Toews and Hossa also had good games and Kane had a clutch goal, but after Crawford, the rest of the team was pretty mediocre at best. I thought this was one of the worst games from our back end (as a collective group) we've had all year. Hammer was late reacting on the first goal and had another misplay that lead to the penalty. Then Keith, who can't seem to clear a puck to save his life, bungled a clear on the Hammer penalty that lead to the goal. We were awful around our own net in general after the first. Not a pretty game for 40 minutes.

Aside from the bad breakdown that led to the first goal, the first period was very dominant. Saad was a man amongst boys (easily the best player on the ice tonight) and our puck possession, forecheck, and zone penetration were phenomenal. Thankfully we held on and claimed another victory.

It says a lot about this team with how they are able to pull games out versus the last couple of seasons. Those years? We have a very good chance at losing this game. Our defense tried to, but Crawford wouldn't let them give it away.

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