Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/07/05 at 10:39 AM ET
"We were at a critical stage in the hockey game," said Hitchcock. "Derian (Hatcher) had a beat on those guys. They weren’t going around his area very quickly. We needed to get that kill. We needed to get it for sure." So, the timeout was specifically called to get Hatcher some rest after a long shift and to get right back out there to kill some more? "Yes," said the coach. It was definitely a smart move by Hitchcock because, while most of the Flyers were on cruise control against the Thrashers, Hatcher was definitely one of the few impact players that carried the team.
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