Anderson is really similar to Halak on our big run.
Remember how the Flyers beat him?
1) Stay close to him, block his view, make him uncomfortable
2) May sound stupid but DON'T shoot at every occasion. Goalies like constantly feeling the puck. So basically do a bit what the Sens have been doing with Price. Try to find the right play before shooting, weaken his save %, and shoot high! He's blocked EVERYTHING down low. If you miss then at least he didn't touch the puck. He isn't Pavelec where shots can constantly bounce in over his body, so limit the shooting.
like on the power play, why are guys standing behind the net????? every single pp, there's a guy standing behind the net. get in front of the damn net and screen him. it sucks because on the other side, price has to look over and under 2 or 3 guys standing in front of him on the pp.
subban said, if everyone played like gallagher they'd have no problem. he's exactly right, every player on this roster should follow gallaghers lead. its the playoffs, get your damn noses dirty and crash the damn net and make it miserable for anderson and their dmen. if youre scared of getting crosschecked, wear extra padding, whatever...do whatever it takes.
in the playoffs, grit and heart >>>> SKILL every single time. and the thing with grit and heart, anyone can have it.
in the nhl playoffs the most important player on any given team is the goalie.always has been ,always will be.teams with inconsistent goaltending do not go deep.we have inconsistent goaltending.ottawa doesnt .look i love carey and all but he's getting destroyed .the 2 nd and 3 rd goals?anderson never lets those in.
anderson has been the best goalie in the league this year.ott has the best d in the league this year.this trend is continuing in the playoffs.habs jus dont have the size and strength up front to overcome this.couple that with price and its done in 5.maybe 6.dont get me wrong i think we re on the right track,jus need to add a few key pieces up front and our future is real bright.and we've had a great season to boot.but unless something dramatic happens ,no way will price outplay anderson the rest of the way.
we need to screen him and have traffic in front of him. we're relying on one timers from the blue line (on our pp). they know what we are doing, we're mostly stationary and going for that big shot. can't just rely on that. our goals came when we were up close, or a back door play, but always in his face.
we have to sacrifice and have everyone charging the net, stop instead of fly by, and just keep wacking away. we need to get dirty.