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Video: Milbury and Jones discuss Flyers/Lightning weirdness

Braydon Coburn

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn (5) stops on the ice waiting for the Tampa Bay Lightning to attack during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. The Flyers circled in their own end several times during the game attempting to get the Lightning to attack and open the ice. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)


After the first intermission, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones weighed in on the odd scene in the first period of the Lightning’s 2-1 victory over the Flyers. The Lightning sat back in their familiar 1-3-1 defensive system that waits for the opposition to attack. The Flyers sat back and waited for the Tampa Bay forwards to attack and actually do something more than just stand in the neutral zone.

The result was something that we don’t see every day. Here’s what Milbury and Jones had to say about the defensive tactic and Flyers’ head coach Peter Laviolette’s response: