Blashill is great until the first time he trots out lines people hate. Assuming he gets the job, he will do good things and bad things. People will disagree with him. In the end I doubt he's better than Babcock even if he gets a bit better results. Even if the players are mostly the same next year, which is likely, young guys will be a year more experienced, older guys will be a year slower, meaning it won't be the same team.
Dekeyser was our best dmen tonight IMO, big E was up there too. Nyquist and Tatar have to show some fight, played way to much in their own end. Petr stole this hands down, with the help of Pavel. Unless Detroit shows some more compete then like I've said before Petr will have to be our own 2006 Cam Ward, so far so good Petr. That means show up on Sunday for the majority in red.
You should never apologize for winning a playoff game, but this is the closest I can think of for such an occasion. This team looked completely uninspired to play. Tampa won just about every loose puck battle.