Pitt flys out there right now. You cannot come out like you have the last 2 games. If Kronwall is hurt cut his minutes or don't play at all. He's been a major detriment to this team since he's been back. I do believe if you win this one in regulation they make the playoffs. 3rd most important game left on the schedule. It's at home and Pitt is coming off a very disappointing loss. Need the put the hammer down.
Every goal save for the EN, had a wing or collection of Wings in front of the net. That's how you win. Someone said they can't skate with Florida. BS!! They can skate with any team in the league they have that kind of speed, even 52,40,13,55 can keep up to a degree. Btw, anyone else notice we've scored 11 goals since Manthas call up? I love what I'm seeing from this kid, he does make plays along the boards and goes to the net. That's all I want, his first will be coming soon. Can't wait
Food for thought: Is our Power Play the problem, or is the ineffectiveness of the PP just a symptom of an overall problem with our offense? Obviously we want our PP to be better but I wonder whether our struggles there are just more noticeable because we track it more carefully; I don't see anything wrong with our PP that isn't also wrong with our 5-on-5 play. Just thinking out loud here...
Power play is an issue because it's night and day from last year and biggest change is the rotation. There is no low to high anymore. One guy should be staying put in relatively the same area and the rest should be in rotation until a play is made.