Ep.400: Method to Mark Stone’s Madness

Jesse Granger joins the show to discuss how the Golden Knights came back from down two games to beat the Avalanche, how Mark Stone was able to slow Nathan MacKinnon down, and all of the stuff that has and hasn’t worked for them this postseason. Topics include:

  • Why this felt like such a big upset
  • The adjustments Vegas made after Game 1
  • What player usage tells us about how coaches really feel
  • The Mark Stone vs. Nathan MacKinnon head to head
  • What Stone does to make him so effective
  • The way their defensemen flip the puck out of the zone
  • Putting pressure on the other team with puck pursuit
  • Alex Pietrangelo’s impact when it mattered most
  • Playoff officiating and coaches working the refs
  • Rink bias for recording shots, chances, and other stats
  • Things to watch in the next round vs. Montreal

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