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11-04-2013, 09:17 PM
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The defense, top to bottom, played a fantastic game. G and McD were average (for them, which is still very good), but MDZ and Staal both had their best games of the season. Staal, for the first time this season, looked as dominant as he has in the past. Hopefully both of those guys can build from this game. No complaints about Lundy or any of our D.
The forwards? Different story. Kreider and MZA kept trying to make plays, but everyone else was just awful. Pouliot had his worst game of the season. Stepan and Richards looked out of sync with everyone else. Step didn't seem to know where anyone else was, and Richards was just blasting one timers with no regard for where he was on the ice (there were a few times when he had miles of open ice between him and the goal--he could have moved the puck in for a better percentage shot or given someone else time to screen this week's Vezina candidate, but he just kept ripping away).
I'm concerned that Cally came back too early. I didn't notice him at all, and there aren't many games you can say that about Cally. Hags, after the first period, was invisible as well.
Hopefully the D KEEPS playing this way, and the forwards show up next time.
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