That game is on Hiller, played well in the shootout but couldnt hold a lead in the 3rd.
Hiller has been average so far this season. Over half the goals he has given up this year have been pathetic. That first goal was just absolutely abysmal. I dont care if there is a deflection. He is a professional goaltender, he is supposed to stop those shots. He has looked terrible so far this season. Since when does a "good goalie" give up 4 goals a game???
We had this game in the bag, but took some really ****ing stupid penalties.
Also on the Thrashers 3rd goal, was it really all Hillers fault? I thought it was pretty lucky how it deflected off the netting off Hillers pad into the path of Stewart I think it was. But maybe that's just me :p
That's a point we shouldn't be dropping, but at least Lydman looked pretty solid. Though that match showed how vunerable we are against teams with a lot of speed.
Replay currently airing, good grief, the 1st goal was horrible.
Wake up, get a haircut, paint your mask and clean your room!
To be fair, Fowler misread the play. It looked like he expected the puck to be dumped in. There was also no support from the forwards. All that extra space allowed Stewart to skate in and blast one.
I'm not excusing Hiller, because I thought that was a very stoppable shot. It was a slapshot from far out, and Hiller just looked deep in his crease. Like everyone else on the ice, I think he was unprepared. I just don't think he was the only one to make a mistake on the goal. His mistake just might have been the most obvious, and probably the one that hurt the most.
Apparently Fowler had one 2+ min shift in this game, that won't sit well with Carlyle unless your name is Pronger or Niedermayer.
I think I remember seeing a shift where he was out there for a long while, but I also don't remember if he had a lot of opportunities to get off the ice. I think he was forced to chase after the puck in the neutral zone/our zone and I think that may have kept him out longer than he should have. Still that's way too long.
Also was Fowler like triple shifted at the start of the game? I swear I saw him with rotating partners for like 3 plays in a row.