I think we will get in no problem. We lost pretty much the exact way we lost to Montreal a little over a week ago. What did we do after that loss where everyone was beside themselves? We won 4 games in a row.
Now, the biggest problem I see is, now that Pav is back, the lines look all out of synch, like no one really knows what eachother are doing. With 4 games left, Babs needs to establish exactly what the lines are going to be. In the 3rd tonight, he demoted Nyquist to the 3rd line and chose to play Franzen and Abby with Pav, which I think is a HUGE mistake. Nyquist is the hottest player on the team and has been scoring goals like mad, you don't give him less playing time. Franzen meanwhile has done absolutely nothing for this team lately, so I want to see him demoted. Go with these lines:
Nyquist- Datsyuk- Abby (We need a guy who isn't afraid to go to dirty areas, something Franzen does not do)
Jurco- Sheahan- Tatar (Play them more, no reason to limit their minutes)
Franzen- Legwand- Alfredsson
Glendening- Helm- Miller
Also, we NEED to limit the time on ice for Kindl and Lashoff... they are killing us. Kronner can play near 26-27 min along with Danny D, Smitty so that it limits Kindl's ice time. That needs to be done.
Edited by wings_fanatic, 05 April 2014 - 09:58 PM.