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05-18-2013, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by InjuredChoker View Post
It was more of a Datsyuk against Kane line and Zetterberg against Toews line this game.

Z is better shadowman than Datsyuk, maybe the best in the league. Datsyuk is better in neutral and offensive zone, and picking people's pockets but not as good as just shutting one guy down. Z is better against north-south players like Toews, Dats is used against east-west players like Kane.
Interesting, they switched the matchups from Game 1 I guess. Whatever it is, it's working.

Toews has been a non-factor at ES with either Zetter/Dats on him, and Kane's game has really been shutdown by Dats in game 2.

You're right, given the people Dats/Z have drawn matchups against in past series/games:

Zetterberg - Crosby, Marleau, Kesler
Datsyuk - Malkin, Thornton, Sedin's

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