Horvat and co. successfully shut down Perfection Line
In addition to Hughes and Myers, Horvat and his linemates also had a strong outing on Wednesday night.
The trio was tasked with the daunting challenge of shutting down the Perfection Line in Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak, who have been known to put up strong offensive performances against the Vancouver.
Fortunately, that wasn’t the case on Wednesday.
The three players did manage 17 shot attempts throughout the game, led by Bergeron with nine, but the opportunities very relatively low-danger thanks to the strong shutdown presence of Horvat, Dickinson and Höglander.
In total, Horvat and co. ended up playing just over 10 minutes against the Perfection Line at even strength, with all three forwards registering a Corsi For percentage of over 70% during that span.
Miller, Boeser and Pearson also saw some time against Bergeron and his linemates, and did relatively well in their limited appearances, but don’t be surprised if Boudreau continues to roll with the Dickinson-Horvat-Höglander experiment against all top stars moving forward.
Myers and Schenn were also up to the task on the backend. In just over seven minutes, Schenn only allowed three shot attempts from the Boston trio, while Myers didn’t allow any. Schenn finished the evening with a 75% Corsi For, while Myers went perfect with 100%.