Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/31/13 at 08:40 PM ET
from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,
So, it’s a shame to see watch that “tight defence” is already back front and centre in the NHL.
Case in point, the Edmonton Oilers playing a “patient” game to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 in OT Wednesday night.
The only entertainment came at the end when the Coyotes players were irate at the officials for missing a debatable hand-pass and also started a mini-brouhaha after the winning goal.
Before that, though, it was mind-numbing.
The Minnesota-Chicago game (a 3-2 shootout victory for the Wild) wasn’t much better.
Usually it takes more than a couple weeks for NHL teams to start clamping down defensively, but the rush to playoff-style has started in earnest already.
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