TAMPA – In hockey circles, a saying essentially proclaims the Stanley Cup is never won in October. But it can be lost.
While the point values are the same no matter what time of the year the regular season schedule points to, generally in the later stages of the season those points are a little harder to come bay.
That's because generally the style of game alters the closer it gets to the postseason. The later in the schedule it gets, teams more apt to to be in a rhythm with their game. Systems are down pat and habits, for the most part, are formed.
And players are more committed later in the ...
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