It’s always interesting to hear a player provide the reasoning behind how a play develops. The decision-making process is so sped up and chaotic that it’s fascinating to hear a player break down an individual play by clarifying the multiple split-second decisions made prior to a critical point. Here, Robyn Regehr analyzes his heavy behind-the-net hit on Ryan Reaves late in the second period of Game 4, which ended some brief St. Louis offensive zone time.
“Well, there was just a play where he was bringing the puck up the ice,” Regehr said. “We got to the neutral zone. I had a tight gap on him. I was trying to force him to make a play, and he just put the puck behind me and was going to chip it to himself. He ended up going around, and we raced for the puck. I let him have it at that first part, and then he tried to cut behind the net. That’s when I cut him off with an angle. That’s just kind of basically how it happened, and I forget who our player was after it, but they were right there to grab the puck, and away we went. It was a good job of positioning – I believe it was our forward. You get the puck back, and you don’t play in your zone a whole lot, and away you go.”