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NJ drops another one in NC
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03-10-2013, 06:50 AM
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They were good early because the whole team was playing the same way they did in the playoffs last year. The forecheck was keeping the other team in their own end and taking the pressure off the defense. And when the defense broke down the goaltending was there to make up for it. When they started struggling to establish the forecheck things started to go south. Unfortunately the goaltending went south at the same time.
Obviously it's not entirely because of the lack of a forecheck, but I think that's a major reason. If the forecheck was going they'd be spending less time in their own end. And I don't know what the hell has happened to the PK. It's been atrocious since the playoffs started last year. And the PP...is the Devils PP. It's been average/bad for the last decade. We're just not very good defensively right now, and our special teams aren't doing us any favors.
The forecheck wasn't really that great at that time either though, hasn't been the same since the playoffs. Mind-boggling really.
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