Aside from some noted Howard bashers, who would bash him regardless, no one was saying anything about Howard.
What I'm saying is scoring chances are going to happen. Giving up a breakaway or a 2 on 1 doesn't mean the defense sucked. The Islanders did not have many really good scoring chances yesterday. Nor did SJ or Phoenix. Some, but not any ridiculous amount. If the only goals we'd allowed in those games were on those chances, we probably win those games and no one would be talking about poor goaltending or poor defense. If we're up 3-0 and Howie lets one in on a breakaway, no one would be complaining about not getting the big save.
Unlike scoring chances, bad goals are not something that happen every game around the league. Seeing 6-7 of them in 3 of our last 4 games is worth talking about.
First off I think your confusing what I mean about tangent, I was talkng about the page or two of guys saying "you on me" and "no you pm me" lol
As far as what I eas saying I agree that our goalies have been awful, but our team as awhile has been awful with keeping the puck out. I think if you look through all the stats it will all coincide with our lack off puck possession which has also stemmed from our terrible ability to win face offs during this stretch.
Once again the goalies have been bad, but I think it's also becoming even more glaring because our team D has been terrible too.