Stoll's near-perfect night

A lot was made, a few days ago, of the fact that Jarret Stoll had a series of awful games in the faceoff circle, and even Terry Murray publicly took him to task. In the “fair is fair” category, Stoll had a brilliant night against Detroit, and won 10 off 11 faceoffs.  I asked him if anything had changed…

STOLL: “No, nothing is different really. I don’t even think it was an issue. It was just one of those things where I had a couple bad games in a row. If that’s the longest streak that I’m going to have, I’ll take that. It’s a lot of things. Last night I had some wingers help me out on some of the draws. On the other hand, when I had a couple rough nights in the circle, it was the other way around. There’s no science to it. It’s just a matter of getting the right feel and getting the right bounces. You have to work for them too. Sometimes there’s an extra effort involved in winning a draw. Last night, the stars were aligned in that aspect, but you just have to keep it going and try to be as consistent as possible.’’

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