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05-18-2013, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by The Perfect Human View Post
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
They did switch it, it was as you said in game 1.

Z has lost a step and can struggle a little with fast, agile guys like Kane. Dats loves playing against guys like that. Zetterberg likes to be little chippy and physical, as he was against Toews today.

I'd expect that matchup to stay the same, as the series enters Detroit.

But Hawks likely insert Stalberg on that third line for game 3, he's speed has been poison against Wings.

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