?You?re going to deal with some sloppy hockey because of the circumstances of the schedule and the number of games,? DeBoer said. ?I think the teams that can recognize an off night and manage it the best are the teams that are going to get points. We?ve got a veteran group and we should be able to handle those situations. To our credit, we handled it well enough to get one on a night we were off, but you want to get two.?
A lot of the work today was on simple things they usually do well when they?re winning ? working the puck down low in the offensive zone, feeding the point men for shots and going to the net for screens, deflections and rebound. There was also focus on their down-low coverage on defense.