Current matchups at residence haven’t been form to the Vegas Golden Knights, most not too long ago having been the case within the membership’s 5-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday.
Now the workforce should put the ugly outing behind them as they put together to host the Philadelphia Flyers for an additional residence contest on Friday evening.
“They’re [the Flyers] a really structured defensive workforce,” stated Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy when he addressed the media previous to Friday’s recreation. “They are not going to present you a lot. [They] handle the puck nicely, in order that a part of the sport, we will should be affected person and take what’s there, win our battles within the trenches. Offensively, it has been a little bit of a problem for them, so we have now to make them earn their possibilities in that regard. Let’s not form of feed into their offensive recreation to get them going.
“So good check for us. It’s going to be a bodily recreation. It’s going to be, like I stated, some one-on-one battles on the market. We’ll should be able to compete. Goaltending’s been good for them. However that is their type of play proper now. And I’ve performed towards a few of Tort’s [John Tortorella] groups previously, and they are going to make it onerous on you. Nothing’s straightforward. Acquired to earn your method round there, each inch of ice, and that might be no totally different tonight.”
The Golden Knights’ loss on Wednesday got here only a couple days after the workforce had returned from a four-game Japanese Convention street journey. Cassidy hopes fatigue doesn’t play an element on Friday because it might need then.
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“I am not huge on excuses,” the pinnacle coach stated. “Once more, I am getting used to this journey again, however I imply, New York traveled out right here. I do not assume their schedule is as intense as ours. I believe coming again the opposite day was only a small piece of: we simply performed a variety of hockey. We have performed a variety of hockey, so we get the vitality stage up each evening.
“There’s all the time going to be a problem [of] how a lot do you apply? How a lot do you relaxation? Our recreation, I do not assume, is true the place it precisely must be, so for me, apply corrects a few of that. So I’ve to verify we get sufficient of that in. I want to assume our vitality can be higher simply because we have type of settled again in to a routine right here at residence.
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