roh oh! Yeah it was a bit obvious last game although I thought Malkin was the first to figure it out in game 1 besides us here at HF Boards during preseason
* During the first intermission of last night's game, I briefly talked to a scout who regularly attends games in Philadelphia. He told me there is starting to be a book on rookie Sergei Bobrovsky that he goes down early. Teams are testing him from distances and increasingly trying to shoot high on him quickly rather than trying to move laterally on him in close (which is clearly one of his strengths). Last night, Bobrovsky did little to alter the early scouting reports. He stoned a breakaway opportunity and also moved quickly to his right to deny an in-close chance. But he also got beaten early in the game on a long-distance blast by Lubomir Vishnovsky. It was by no means an easy stop -- the shot was a tracer -- but it was unscreened and a shot an NHL goalie needs to stop.