My colleague in Philadelphia, Flyers Insider Tim Panaccio, says Dale Hunter's 1-2-2 forechecking system is "totally unsuited" for players like Alex Ovechkin and Alex Semin.
And Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen agreed.
These guys are very explosive players, he said.
Ovechkin and Semin were a combined minus-five with six shots and no points.
Its nice when you dont let Ovechkin score, Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov said. I heard lots of things about him like the media go tough on him.
Hes a great player and may be hitting a hard time in his career. Let him be, let him relax. Maybe he is carrying too much pressure and blaming himself. But hes a great player.