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10-21-2013, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
You don't know where I'm getting the numbers? Really? But that's not the point. The point is that, regardless of how bad our PP was by comparison, Nashville got 9 of those 37 shots on the powerplay (compared to our 4 on the PP), and started off the game with 3 shots on that first PP, which fueled some early momentum for a couple of shifts that followed. Last half of the 1st was nothing like the first. But really, the worst of everything had to be the first 5 minutes of the 2nd period, in terms of defensive zone play, and play was more or less split for the last half of the game. I think that 5 minutes at the beginning of the 2nd is perhaps getting too much weight in a 60 minute game from anyone adamant about a "bad" rating defensively.
I mean, if anything you are making a case of why we shouldn't look at only shots against to determine how well the team performed. Breaking down the shots to ES, PK and PP scenarios changes the look stats wise, but watching the game, the team didn't play well at all deservedly lost.

With that logic, the habs defense played "good" against Calgary considering they only conceded 25 shots while taking 35. They defense must have also been good against Toronto considering that Toronto only outshot the team by 1. But they didn't the defense was borderline atrocious in both games.

Like I said, if the Nashville game is an example of "good" defense, I'm not looking forward to the rest of the season.

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