"If you're missing those top guys, it demands a perfect focus defensively. At the same time, we have to be smart about what we demand. Not many guys are part of the top two pair of defensemen. So, when you ask guys who are not used to playing that role consistently, you're asking too much. We have to be understanding about what these people are living. We have to make their jobs easier."
"The full team has to pick up the slack, not just the defense, it has to be forwards, defense, everyone. As a group we just have to play solid, try to make simple plays. If we can do that, we can cut down on the chances against us."
LET'S GO BOLTS!
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Connolly - Lecavalier - St. Louis
Downie - Stamkos - Purcell
Pyatt - Moore - Thompson
Shannon - Jones - Hall
Boucher on our D:
"The problem for all our defensemen is they are stuck in roles they are not used to," Boucher said. "It's real tough to evaluate our defensive game because we got guys in slots they're not used to. Our guys are good when they're in their slots.
On the Flyers:
"Right now we've got a team that's firing on all cylinders (the Flyers). If we play like we did on the road defensively, we're going to get our butts whipped."
"We'll need a total team effort. We'll need our best game of the year for this one. If we don't have it, it ain't gonna happen."
"He's dominant," Boucher said. "He's absolutely dominant out there. He's big. He has incredible reach through traffic. He can see the play. He's got someone on his back, it's like a fly on his back. You can see he's pretty happy to be back in the NHL and he hasn't missed a beat."