Found January 21, 2013 on Puck Drunk Love:
One or two games does not make a season -- not even when your season's been truncated to 48 games. All fans and teams have heard about since the lockout ended is that it's important to start fast, that every point matters, and that letting two points slip away could be the difference between making the playoffs or playing golf.  It's true that way during a normal 82-game regular season, too -- so why are fans of teams off to a stuttering start panicking? Granted, yes, there is a lot less time to make up that lost ground, and that should be cause for concern. Two games, however, is such a minute sample size. You can't judge anything after a couple of games, especially since a lot of these guys haven't seen the ice with a team since last April. Not every player was fortunate enough to play with a European league. Training camps were short before the season started as well. The Flyers' penalty kill right now is indicative of what happens when you don't ...
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