Wow, that hurt...
Totally outplayed in the 3rd as we stopped skating. Didn't get our second shot of the period until about 7:30 left to play.
Though we played OK at even strength for stretches (mostly in the 2nd) you could really see how badly we miss Pav and Z on the special teams. PK was obviously terrible, but I would argue the PP was worse - we gave away too many PP opportunities without mounting chances. The goalie has to be your best player on the PK and that did not happen tonight. Howie's glove-side got dominated today and I could argue 2-3 of those goals should (not could) have been saved.
I think Monster should get the next start and stay in net until he loses.
I'm pissed that Tatar's two goals got wasted.
I will say that I thought Helm never gave up and Mule did rise to the challenge and skated well, but at times we were out of position and didn't skate - for example, Kindl played his worst game of the year IMO
ALSO, and this is something I was really pissed about, Philly beat us up in the 2nd and we didn't fight back. They took the fight out of us and it looked like we just conceded and went through the motions in the 3rd. Somebody needed to step up and fight... whether it was the punch on Gus or the boarding on Abby I do not understand why someone didn't drop the gloves - made me think we should have brought Tootoo up instead of Emdog.
And finally (forgive me if someone has already mentioned this) I decided to play the Cleary drinking game at take a shot for every time Cleary fell down... at least I had that going for me.
Philly's 3rd line and PP killed us and we deserved to lose that game... hope it lights a fire under the boys for the next one.