Lets hope Glendenning is ok for the next one..it was his absence that caused different matchups that completely screwed our mojo.
But yeah, this game's on Ericsson more than the dirty play on G-dog. the first goal was just inexcusable. trip the guy and take a PK.
That said, another example of the wings taking their foot off the opposition throat.
And whisper it to all the nay-sayers, just like last year Smith has been twice the player in the post season than in the regular. Arguably our best D-man tonight.
Imagine 6 months ago how many people would have anticipated that come the playoffs a line of Miller, Glendenning and Ferraro being arguably our best line; Mrazek being 2 mins away from back to back shutouts in the playoffs as first choice starter; Smith looking as good as anyone on our D; and Abdelkader basically being a key first line forward. Such a shame Cole got hurt as he brings so much of what would improve this team on the front end. Also a shame that because everyone in the NHL knows we need D, and most want to see us crash and burn, that the asking price for the wings to fix their problems is higher than for our rivals. Man, if Suter hadn't had man love with Parise our D would be sorted and we'd be challenging right at the top again. even Niskanen would have made a massive difference...
it was Helms bad decision that caused the first goal, plus it was Helm on Johnson at the other end, not E. So if someone was going to trip him, it would've been Helm. Also, Mrazek was 6 minutes away from back to back shutouts, not 2. I agree E made a mistake on the 2nd goal, but Helm caused the 1st goal, if he doesn't try to be fancy, thus game would've been over in regulation. This loss is on Helm.
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