Whale up 2-1 after 1 period vs Bridgeport, Kreider and Grant with the goals (Kreider snipe, Grant had all day looking at the empty net).
Blake Parlett continues to make a case for being sent down, awful giveaways, boarding call in the offensive zone corner (!) that led to the PP Bridgeport scored on, doesn't look confident what so ever. Vernace weak on the puck too, Klassen hanging in there. I like Sean Collins' hustle tonight, playing hard. Pyett went unnoticed in the first.
Hrivik has really been struggling so far, pretty bad. J.T. Miller flying out there, Jean getting involved, so is Tessier (the healthy scratches maybe motivated him).
Why isn't Andrew Yogan playing? Motivation?? Injured?? He seems to be struggling so far. Maybe he needs to get sent down to ECHL??
I was at the game tonight. Both of Kreider's goals were nice. The first came 1:30 into the game when he blew right past the Soundtigers' D and his quick release beat Nilsson glove side. His second goal was from the slot and also cleanly beat Nilsson, who had lost his stick on the play.
Gilroy's first goal was a hard slapper and his second came on a nice passing play from Jean and Hrivik.
The Whale tied the game on a lucky bounce when Nilsson went to go play the puck behind the net, the puck took a weird bounce right to Kolarik who just tapped it in.
The D was pretty sloppy, although I thought Collins was decent at times.
Talbot didn't have his best game and most of the goals he allowed came when there was a lot of traffic/a scramble in front of the net.
JT Miller looked decent and certainly got a lot of minutes, which is good for him.
Haley took a beating tonight. He lost a fight and later took a puck to the face and I don't believe he returned after.
Just got back from the game as well. Man Parlett is pretty terrible. Regressed so much after that first good season.
You wouldn't know it from box score but Talbot kept team in the game. Like Klassen, Gilroy, Collins and Pyett on the D but something about them is not complete. Nice to see Kreider snipe two goals. A HUGE win!
Talbot has to be super human every game with that joke of a defense in front of him. The giveaways, bonehead breakout passes and mickey mouse coverage would have any beer league coach throw the gatorade bucket at his players... This though is the AHL! I hope some guys have a plan B for next year, back to uni, a job or playing in europe... Jebus!