This game is not an improvement over last game. That's just more Babcock doublespeak. If you "played better" and got murdered 5-1 then you really didn't play better at all. We got dominated just as bad this game as we did last game. Sure the shots are closer, but if you ever believed that we were in this game you're nuts.
If we lost then next game 10-2, but the shots on goal are the same for both teams, is that an improvement? Of course not.