Lavvy Don't Play That: Flyers Employ 'Stall' to Counter Lightning's 1-3-1, But Lose in OT

Lavvy Don't Play That: Flyers Employ 'Stall' to Counter Lightning's 1-3-1, But Lose in OT
November 10, 2011, 3:45 am

If there was a polar opposite to Saturday's 9-2 Flyers win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, it was on the ice last night in at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. In an effort to dissolve Lightning head coach Guy Boucher's 1-3-1 neutral zone landline, Peter Laviolette sent his units to the ice with a standing order to, well, stand still with the puck in their own zone until pursued by a Lightning forechecker.

Considering the Lightning took the ice with the standing order not to forecheck, the end result was essentially no one doing anything. For 30 seconds of the game's first minute, Braydon Coburn stood over the puck, his stick on the ice but not touching the rubber.

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