The Idea Of A Defensive System Is To Not Leak Goals
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So it would seem, the Sens on the majority of nights seem able to build a wall. On the remaining nights, the wall is torn down in the most horrific of fashion.
In their last eight games they have shipped 19 goals, which on the face of it isn’t exactly a leak but it’s the contrast in performances that is so alarming. Barring last night, on the whole the Sens have looked ok in their last eight games.
There are simply too many games like that Tampa game last night. Buffalo and St. Louis is still cemented in my memory. All five goals were from range at the Amalie Arena, shot-blocking was poor as was the overall defensive effort.
They say that attack is the best form of defense. In hockey that rings true, if you’re centres aren’t playing defensively enough, gaps show and thus shots reign upon your goaltender.