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07-15-2013, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Psuhockey View Post
Adding to your point, Laviolette's solution to Tampa's 1-3-1 was to have the defensemen pass back and fourth in protest instead of finding a way to attack it, which the rest of the league had figured out by then since Tamapa had the highest goals against in the NHL that year.
An interesting statistic to add to the mix:

In the 2011 and 2012 playoffs, the Flyers were 9-13. In each of the nine wins, the Flyers scored at least four goals. In each of the the 13 losses, they scored three goals or less. Granted, the goaltending those years was mostly putrid, but you can't expect to go deep if you can't win any tight-checking games.

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