A couple too many men calls make that look a little gaudier than it was, but the point stands.Great, great win but it must be said; tuned in just in time to see the Bs were up by one, Acciari held in O-Zone, no call, no biggie, whoops, Williams equalizer 15 seconds later. Checks phone: 5 PPs for Car, 1 for Bos. Plus ca change...
Not necessarily. Wagner and Coyle grew up playing together, and I would assume that chemistry factors into his decision to pair them 3 on 3. As for Moore, he’s got a few GW OT goals 3 on 3 and is generally regarded as a good 3 on 3 player.This has to be evidence of Butch's rewards system, right? Wagner scored, Coyle doing everything right, Moore coming on after a few scratches...
He looked like Marcus Smart destroying Faulk's will.Amazing, tremendous play by Jake.
He'd also been doing it with D-zone faceoffs, but I'm not sure he did it last night.Butch plays the 3 on 3 OTs differently this year. I find when he’s playing two defenseman and a forward it often coincides with opposing the other team’s best 3 on 3 group.
Someone somewhere must have the numbers that say something like, we are more likely to stop them and get the puck back than to give up a goal on the 1st shift. They have won their last 4 OT games (and didn't lose in OT in 3 others) in the last month, so maybe they've discovered something about themselves.He shortens the bench in OT, but it is just odd to me that at home he starts his 3rd line center, 4th line wing, and 6th defenseman. Coyle and Wagner have 3 minutes total ice time together. Moore is option #4 at best on defense in OT. It feels like Bruce tries to survive a shift and then get the big boys out against either tired legs or lesser competition. My problem with that is that it is really hard to change possession in OT, so there is no guarantee you make it to that second shift.
It isn’t a huge deal, they are 8-6 in OT and obviously the 3-on-3 goes away in April. I just think it is headscratching at times.
I was baffled, too. Then Coyle-Wagner-Moore spent almost all of their shift cycling in their own end — pure defensive play. The next shift was Bergeron-Marchand against the Aho group, so I guess Cassidy’s tactic was hold his top trio until the ‘Canes sent out Aho.Someone somewhere must have the numbers that say something like, we are more likely to stop them and get the puck back than to give up a goal on the 1st shift. They have won their last 4 OT games (and didn't lose in OT in 3 others) in the last month, so maybe they've discovered something about themselves.