The game sucked boys, no excuses. The team as a whole didn't play great. Mike Smith is awful. Bryz would've stopped a couple of those goals and we all know it. First game of the season or not, we looked terrible. Honestly, I'll be surprised if we win 30 games this year.
Just like he stopped them the last four games he skated with this club?
A few positive things from last night. The young guns had some points. OEL looked much better along the boards than his rookie year. We scored 3 PP goals, so thats a step in the right direction from last year. Smith looked like he is a very capable goalie. I'm going to venture and guess that he really endeared himself to the team by taking that many shots and continuing to battle all night. Nice to see, since I'm used to Bryz sulking on these kind of games. Goaltending was not the issue tonight. Which was my biggest fear heading into the game. I fully expect this team to be much better 5 on 5 and to have much better positioning on their PK unit. All in all not the best way to start a season. Although I don't see a whole lot of reason to be panicking just yet.