Like many have said.. Game 6 favors us... When your the away team you only need to steal one away game and take care of business at home. Well The Hawks probably came out with their biggest jump and that usually slows up as the elimination games continue on. Detroit should and better come out on Monday with a fire under their ass and I think we will win game 6.
If..... it goes 7 we have played really well when facing elimination and I'm hoping that continues to be a great trend.
I don't think Pittsburgh is giving up on fluery... They are riding Vokoun because he is the hot goalie. Fluery will be their main horse once again when Vokoun stumbles theses playoffs... (Against Boston, I have a lot of faith in them beating Pitt) then fluery will get the net back.
All I can do is laugh... Crosby is good but 60 I'm what 20 some games in playoffs??? When he can't even pull that in the regular season against a bad Atlantic division. Crosby is one of the best current players in the NHL but seriously lol
Please off the top of your head name the Islanders D... And then name the islanders dman you would honestly want in our top 4??? Streit (old)... Hamonic... Yes but he is probably the only one... Vis, no thinks almost all isles fans were shredding him. Then look at their goaltending, Nabby has always been a playoff choke artist and once again failed... There's a reason we wanted him as a backup and sharks didnt want him lol. Capuano can't coach to save his life and I'm sorry a team consisting of Crosby, Mallkn, Neal, Iginla. Kunitz, Letang, Fluery, Morrow. Took 6 games, 2 Ot's (which one was hand fed to the Pens) to bounce Tavares, and ummmm Moulson, okposo, Nielsen??? Lol
Ps... I hate myself for feeding the self proclaimed non troll unless he says tbh, tbqh and so on lol
Our D has cost us another game that we played well enough to win. Has Smith had a single good game in the NHL? He's a waste of space might as well be playing for the ducks. But keep giving him to 4 minutes
Who else deserves it... Quincey? Lashoff? Our D hasn't been strong all season. We have 2-3 rookie D in a night and Kindl who is basically a rookie with the lack of minutes he played last season. It's called growing pains. We can't pull a random top 4 dman out of a hat. The only Way the kids learn how to play the game is by throwing them on the ice..
I know people were expecting smith to show up, throw up 30+ points and be decent in our own zone as well but I promise you. If we give up on him. We will regret it... Just like with kindl and big rig... Weird how after a couple season we start praising these guys... D develop later is a common thing. We don't have the luxury of drafting the Seth jones, PK subbans, mike greens...
3 things I liked:
Watching Nyquist's confidence and his overall game grow more and more.
I think Big E is really rounding into a very solid defenseman.
Jiri Hudler or Robert Lang didn't take any hooking penalties.
I'm not going to repeat what everyone said about how he is the reason we are in playoffs no matter how painfully obvious it is. Howard is our only goalie and if people honestly think Gus can steal us a playoff game this fan base is crazier then I thought.
You can't steal a game when your offen gives you no support, and your defense doesn't give you much support. We re down 2-1 in this series because in our two loses we have combined for 1 goal not because Howard can't stop the puck.
I don't know about blaming it but are saying her can't steal us a game (even though we didn't even score a goal)
I still laugh at the fact that people always point out Howard's contract. I'm sorry but in the NHL you get paid when your contract is up and around UFA time. Please name other goalies around the league that make less then him, have gone through UFA and haven't had a bad/terrible year in the past 3-4 years... There won't e many... Howard's numbers are close to top 10 in the league for his past 4 years
The goalies that are up there with him just have been paid yet (rask), had a bad year or so and got shipped to another team (Anderson) came out of the wood works out of no where (bobrosky). Yes is 5 million a hefty price to pay a goalie yes, but unless you want to deal with what Philly has been dealing with (and they still pay 5 million) I'm happy paying Howard what he deserves to make sure our goalie is solid for the next hand ful of years.