Deserved loss. Islanders beat the Wings in all facets. Interesting to note, though, that the 2 Islander goals could have been easily avoided if Ericsson does his job and keeps Nelson from getting to that puck and Sheahan figures out how to do anything besides hand the puck to an opposing player wide open 5 feet front of the goal.
Babcock has got to find a way to wake up this offense. They're lucky to have 3 points out of the last five games as anemic as the offense has been.
I wish Nyquist had slammed his stick into Hamonic's knee after he got up from being cross checked at the end.
That's impossible to know. I get that you're not big on Jimmy right now, but it's not like he never comes up with huge saves.
If you're going to make a judgement on something I didn't say Im not interested in having a discussion about it. I've accepted Jimmy for who he is which means I don't consistently bash him like the folks on here you confused me with. My comments about JH have been VERY consistent. He's not elite (IMO) but he's better than some give him credit for. Has great position but is not near as athletic as the top goalies. I don't think most people would say that JH is as athletic or "quick" as the top guys. Which to me, makes him above average. Nothing more, nothing less.
Okay first period, but I still feel some of the lines need to change. Z and Goose just seem to have no chemistry together anymore for many games now. Shake up the top lines and put Pav and Hank together because the team is still lacking energy from its forwards.
Z- Pav- Abby
Nyqyuist- Shehan- Tatar
Franzen- Helm- Jurco
I think these are much better lines for the team to find some much needed energy and offense.
84.2 Overtime – Regular-season – Extra Attacker - A team shall be allowed to pull its goalkeeper in favor of an additional skater in the overtime period. However, should that team lose the game during the time in which the goalkeeper has been removed, it would forfeit the automatic point gained in the tie at the end of regulation play, except if the goalkeeper has been removed at the call of a delayed penalty against the other team. Should the goalkeeper proceed to his bench for an extra attacker due to a delayed penalty call against the opposing team, and should the non-offending team shoot the puck directly into their own goal, the game shall be over and the team that was to be penalized declared the winner.
Once the goalkeeper has been removed for an extra attacker in overtime during the regular-season, he must wait for the next stoppage of play before returning to his position. He cannot change “on the fly.” If he does, a bench minor penalty shall be assessed for having an ineligible player.