A much better effort from everyone tonight. The defensive zone coverage was a lot tighter and as it went on, you could see for example Karlsson playing with more and more confidence. It was just one of those tight games were both goalies were hot. If it was still the old rules, like it should be, this game would have been a 0-0 tie. Instead They lost in a gimmick skill contest. Who cares. I'm happy with the 1 point and if they can put up a similar effort tomorrow they'll get a W.
Just got back from the game. It wasnt the most exciting game but wasnt very boring either. There were alot of empty seats though. Attendance was at about 16300 plus. I dont know if Melnyk loses money when attendance is that low on a consistent basis? Or if all the food/beverages/parking makes up for lost wages on ticket sales.
The boys gave a better effort tonight but just couldnt find the back of the net. Gonchar is extremely SLOW and for someone with a reputation as being a premier pp quarterback he sure fumbles the puck alot at the point..Its disgusting to see how many breakaways this team gives on the POWERPLAY..
Regin's defensive game is very impressive. Seeing it live was something else.