Can You Say "Stay Out Of The Box"?
Been a busy, busy day today, so my Blues preview will be necessarily abbreviated.
Stay Out Of The Box — Simple enough, right? St. Louis gets a huge percentage of their points from the power play, so we can’t allow them to take advantage of that. Play smart!
Simplicity — As Hitch would say — North to South game, not East West. Let’s not play Harlem Globetrotters hockey here. Traffic in front, shoot the puck. First person attempting a drop pass in the slot I will personally ship to Elmira.
60 Minutes of Hitch Hockey — Let’s jump on them early, check hard, get the puck deep, forecheck all over the ice, and bury our chances.
Top Line Dominance — Let’s get our top guys back on track with points across the line.
We are 0 – 2 against this team, and need to assert ourselves now. Last loss was Mason’s last mono-ridden game, so we have a fresh goaltender tonight and things should be different. We are in a race, and need to play loose, fast and hard.