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in the Crease
Pierre McGuire
March 15, 2004
Team Canada will have to deal with the bad blood that's brewing between the coaches who will serve as assistants to Pat Quinn at the World Cup this summer. Last Friday, in the Flyers' 5-3 win over the Senators, Philadelphia coach Ken Hitchcock and his assistant Wayne Fleming verbally sparred several times with Senators coach Jacques Martin during a game that featured 10 fights, 16 ejections and an NHL-record 419 penalty minutes. Those three men are set to be Quinn's assistants. Says Hitchcock, "When we get together at the World Cup, we're probably not going to have a group hug or sing Kumbaya."...
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March 15, 2004

In The Crease

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Team Canada will have to deal with the bad blood that's brewing between the coaches who will serve as assistants to Pat Quinn at the World Cup this summer. Last Friday, in the Flyers' 5-3 win over the Senators, Philadelphia coach Ken Hitchcock and his assistant Wayne Fleming verbally sparred several times with Senators coach Jacques Martin during a game that featured 10 fights, 16 ejections and an NHL-record 419 penalty minutes. Those three men are set to be Quinn's assistants. Says Hitchcock, "When we get together at the World Cup, we're probably not going to have a group hug or sing Kumbaya."...

Coyotes goalie Brian Boucher opened eyes around the league with five consecutive shutouts earlier this season, but that run may have been a mirage. Since then the 27-year-old netminder has won only three times, giving up 67 goals in 20 starts through Sunday....

A great team finds a way to win even when it's not playing at its best. That's what the Lightning did last Friday in a 3-2 victory over the Devils. Despite being outshot 30-18, Tampa Bay tied the game on a Vincent Lecavalier goal with 9.6 seconds left and then won it with a Dave Andreychuk score in overtime. The following night the Lightning beat the Panthers 5-3 to take over the NHL points lead.

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