Nodl had a good game. He was given an opportunity by Laviolette and he passed the test.
Yes, he showed his value to tonight, had a few nice offensive plays also (ie the backhand pass to Lilja)
Couturier was really strong on the PK and seemed to be a puck magnet on D. He is definitely highly thought of by Lavi.
Read had a lot of blips but he also proved to be strong on the PK and you could see the talent he has, I wasn't even mad when he tried to do too much a few times because it looks like he has that ability.
Talbot was very impressive also. I really liked the PK.
The 4th line looked really strong and helped settle things when the rest of the team was having trouble to start the game.
G and Jagr look scary
It is nice to have a real goalie for once. We all know Progner will get better and I would like to see them cut Shelley, then call up Schenn and keep Rinaldo as the extra forward.I would really like to see a forth line with Read,Nodl and Talbot, that is a good defensive fourth line that could play some minutes to give other guys a rest. we could roll 4 lines with no problems.