...both teams laid everything on the line to win game one. Both second lines stepped up big in the scoring dept. Who has the advantage? Boosh was the best goalie of the three that played. Chicago played the best defensive period in the third and that ended up being the difference. I didn't like our break outs but i liked the way we were able to guys in front. Nieme was really rattled by the traffic. He was flopping all over the place. Leights was just tight the entire time. I thought the Hawks fore check became more effective than ours for longer stretches. Executing the Game 2 coaching adjustments will be the key to victory. The Hawks matched and bettered us in the hits dept and we were schooled on face offs. My only Personel adjustment is Carcillo in for Carter.
Carcillo will create more space for Gags and Ritchie...Carter is quickly becoming a player without a home on this team...IMO. I would expect his name to surface again this summer as we keep looking for a long term solution to our goal tending. In any case...I'm probably wrong since reports have him going in for Lappy or JVR.