I like it! When you win faceoffs, possess the puck and keep it in their end you don't give up shots.
Helm is still as fast as ever. Good start, definitely something to build on... got some good PK time later in the game.
Tatar might have been the best player on the ice tonight. He's hungry. I'm stoked that he's earning it.
The Tatar, Andersson, Abby line is hot and probably needs to stay together... I wonder, though, if it would be even better with Helm when he's back up to full speed.
Chemistry between Pav, Z, and Bert is awesome.
Smith loves to take penalties... DD is the man... When E comes back Smith should sit.
Wondering what the heck we do with Cleary... I mean, he's not a 2nd line guy or a PP guy... he's just not. 1st line is set, 3rd line appears set for now, what happens when Franzen comes back? Flip a coin to see who's on the 2nd line and whose on the 4th? I still think Franzen is better than Cleary... maybe his effort level isn't as high, but he finishes. Regardless, I'm happy.
Pretty much 100% agree, matthew. I'd like to see this third line stay together for now. Helm had pretty sheltered minutes tonight, so I'm not sure he's ready for the third line. But, y'know what, I'll take an excellent third line with a solid-looking Helm on the fourth. Speaking of the fourth line - that's where Cleary should be, IMHO. Miller and Cleary flanking Helm.