What is that? 9 pts on the season for Smith? Wow, what a puck mover that kid's turned out to be...
Gets no PP time and plays 3rd pair minutes since he had that infection in his hand. Before that he had 6 points. He's been playing his off side for most of the season. Handles the puck with night and day difference from last year.
I thought Smith was our best dman for the diret first 10 games of the season. Coincidentally he was playing on his natural side on a pair with 65. Marchenko didn't look out of place at all today even stepping up at center to make the play that eventually led to Smith's goal. I want to see Sproul and Jensen before the trade deadline though. It's clear one or maybe more will go at some point. Might as well know what you have.
Could someone (or several someones) kindly provide a synopsis of how the game looked, including how Marchenko fared, how Mrazek looked following his last performance, and anything else of note or that jumped out at you guys in any way?
Didn't think Petr was spectacular but solid. I thought Sheahans line was rolling, it's so hard to get the puck off those guys. Pavs line was the best with Tartar constantly creating offense. The D overall looked great. Smith finally uncorcked that shot. Marchenko didn't look out of place. Quincey and Dekeyser really shut down Tavares line. 55 and E looked good other than one gaffe. Overall the team looked very good today.