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Do Capitals Need To By Physical To Beat Bruins?

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,

The Bruins – or if you prefer, the big, bad Bruins – have a reputation for toughness. Their brand of hockey comes with physicality and snarl. They like to push teams around between whistles and get under opponents’ skin afterward.

While fighting isn’t really common in the playoffs, one doesn’t need to drop the gloves to be tough to play against and physically dominate a contest or series. Boston’s knack for such things precedes it, but the Capitals believe they can hold their own.

“I think we’re alright,” defenseman Karl Alzner said. “I think we’ve got a lot of guys that can throw the body around, too. We’re not a team like them where we come out and always do that, but we do that when we need to — and we’re going to need to in this series.”

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Primis's avatar

I’m pretty sure scoring more goals than them would suffice.

Posted by Primis on 04/10/12 at 12:05 PM ET

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being physical could not hurt.  They say you need to punch a bully in the mouth.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/10/12 at 12:11 PM ET

Primis's avatar

being physical could not hurt.  They say you need to punch a bully in the mouth.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/10/12 at 11:11 AM ET

Or they could let the B’s implode by going to the box over and over again… sometimes that works too.

Sandpaper, grit, and toughness are fine.  But I don’t think the B’s are the most-disciplined team.  They now have the microscope on them.  Playing tough might work, but playing disciplined against them might as well.

As I said though, it’s more important to find ways to score against them.

Posted by Primis on 04/10/12 at 12:42 PM ET

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let the B’s implode by going to the box over and over again

But maybe Walkom will just straight-face the orgy of infractions.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 04/10/12 at 01:22 PM ET

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