Against a team like TB, a good puck-moving goalie is a bigger advantage than usual - and Mrazek is an excellent puck-handling goalie. Babcock will be looking to him to seriously disrupt their style of play and slow down, if not change their style of offense altogether.
I can only assume that was the main driver behind Babcock's decision. It's an aggressive tactic but I don't see a conservative approach winning us this series. It's one of the few advantages of being the underdog and not having home-ice. Losing game 1 sucks, but it's no biggie.
Nice I guess but facing Tampa, new York could lead to another short series and the Habs well they have Price.
The only team I don't wanna face is rangers , especially with the way were playing now we'd be done in 4-5 games
Tampa or mtl? I think we could beat them but we can't keep allowing a soft goal every game ... Regardless who we play we won't beat anybody if our goalies keep playing like this and turnover machine smith doesn't wise up
A month ago this team was tied with the Isles for 1st seed in the conference. What the hell happened? This team is lost. This seems to happen every year. Big slump at the end of the year, needing a few nail biting games to squeak into the playoffs only to get bumped in the first round. I hope this isn't the case. But this is one soft team that can't seem to start playing until they're already down a few in the 3rd when it's already too late. Hope we can wake up soon or Ottawa might just want it more.