Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/10/11 at 10:12 AM ET
from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
If the Tampa Bay Lightning don’t go after the puck and stay in their 1-3-1 trap Saturday night against the Flyers, fans at the Wells Fargo Center may again see the NHL’s version of “stall ball.”
“We might sit back there for four or five minutes at a time,” Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said after the Flyers’ optional practice Friday in Voorhees.
The last time the teams met, on Nov. 9, host Tampa Bay didn’t go after the Flyers when they had the puck in their own end in the opening period. Instead, they sat back and waited at center ice - and the Flyers frequently made little attempt to move forward during the first period, circling in their own zone.
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