First period done. 2-1 lead for Sarnia. Galchenyuk has a shorthanded goal.
Galchenyuk started off that period pretty slow. Looked sluggish at first and tired. Picked it up after the first penalty kill of the game He was chipping all period. Often slashing behind the play (specifically with Moffat). He almost got through the defender, which could have been a highlight reel play. Another time he flew through the neutral zone and almost deked around the defender, but lost it. He also made a crazy good pass from the corner to Boucher, who couldn't trap the puck. That seems to be a trend. His goal was a great shorthanded goal. He came down the ice and received a pass. He went forehand, backhand and slid it in.
For the most part, it was a pretty good period from Galchenyuk. He created a lot of chances every shift, but couldn't convert those chances.
I have been following your updates for a while and it seems like this is a common trend almost. Coupled with my own observations, I really think hes not that bad at all on the dot.
His work in dot has improved a ton since the start of this year. He was awful in his rookie season and was also in his first 10 games or so this year. He's improved it immensely, however taking 2 or 3 draws a game really isn't that good of indicator. But he certainly is winning them more often, and in various ways too.
Galchenyuk goal #2!
Sarault's 200th career point! What a pass from Sarault on that goal.
I like our low-key optimism, I think that's the prevailing vibe I'm getting from the collective Habs consciousness. We know he's going to be great but we're not shouting about it on top of a mountain. He's getting tons of praise from non habs fans and HF editors on the mainboard.