No idea how Gaborik ends up with less than 15 minutes TOI that game. Less than Fedotenko, Boyle, and Prust, who were each -3
Not enough intangibles, no jam or grit obviously.
Idiotic. Torts makes some questionable decisions for as well as this team is coached. Hope he learns before the playoffs sometimes playing favorites or going with grit over skill isn't going to win games.
Tortorella's coaching earned us that point. His adjustments directly resulted in two goals: Gaborik's power play goal and Dubinsky's tying goal. Very disappointing that we couldn't come away with the win against an unbalanced team with no-names on defense, but I will take 3 out of 4 points on back to back road games any day.
I don't think this was Torts' best game in terms of coaching. It was apparent from the 1st period that Boyle's line was struggling to keep up with the Stamkos line, yet they kept on getting ice time against that line. The Boyle line was on for all 3 Tampa goals during regulation. Fedotenko isn't the same player he was last year and he looks a step behind.
McDonagh had a bad game defensively, lots of mistakes and miscommunications. I thought Sully should have stuck with the Staal-Girardi pairing like he was doing in the 2nd period, but he put McDonagh back with Girardi for the 3rd.
On the bright side, Dubinsky looked great and may have been our best forward tonight, hopefully he keeps it up. I thought he could have been promoted earlier in the game but luckily it ended up not being too late and he helped steal us a point.