Originally written on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 5/23/13
During Tuesday night’s game, I noticed the Bruins were finding an easy way to exploit the Rangers aggressive 2-1-2 forecheck early in the first period. The Rangers just seemed a step behind making contact with the puck carrier. While I always prefer a 2-1-2 forecheck and I am glad it is the system Torts has installed, I couldn’t help but think an adjustment needed to be made. Generally speaking, when guys are a step behind, the 2-1-2 becomes very, very risky. Anyway, so the Bruins were putting on a clinic, creating three quality scoring chances before the game hit the 10 minute mark. I started to think to myself, “Come on Torts, make the adjustment. Drop the third guy back.” And what does Tortorella do? He makes the adjustment. As you can see in the picture above, with six minutes left in the first period the Rangers ditched the 2-1-2 for a slightly more conservative 2-3 lock. If you don’t know the difference between these two forechecks, I humbly ask you to read up on my chalk ta...
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