Well I missed this one. How'd we look? I mean, clearly four goals and a shutout means we looked good. But anybody got a run down?
Started on time. All four lines played well at even strength. Much more energy and attention to detail than they have shown all month. Tampa Bay rarely got anything sustained offensively and the PK was exceptional.
AFTER that yeah... And I didn't have a problem with him then and went out of my way to say how well he was doing! Didn't you read my spiel about changing opinions with changing situations?
After when? The thread you made after the second game of the season? You never gave Howard a shot. Now, he struggles and you can claim you were right all along. Your opinion on the matter has been consistently anti-Howard.
Too little too late. They played well in the third, but it has to be constantly deflating when you battle back and neither goalie can make a save in response. Mind you, the defense and turnovers deserve plenty of blame as well.
Weiss and Pulkkinen both need to play more at even strength. I know Babs is stubborn, but when your team's season is on the line, you gotta make adjustments and find a way to maximize your chances at winning games.
Pav has to come back on Saturday, but even then, he isn't going to suddenly fix everything that has gone wrong this past month. They have to collectively dig down and play 60 minutes of hockey that isn't marred by miscues and careless passes.