I saw this coming, one week (less to be honest) of training. Most of our big players weren't playing in Europe, big acquisition so we are not gelling yet. Top it off with two great teams (say what you will, we are playing good teams here) to start the year.
Someone please hide the panic button. Please here seem to be beating the crap out of it that past 24+ hours.
Unfortunate breaks, but we are losing this one because Lundqvist has been shakey (and I hate saying anything against him, my favorite player). But, he needs to find his game tonight. Vokoun outplayed him. That is the difference. Our best period so far. Should be 1 to 1 heading into the second.
Pyatt has definitely been the best player on the 3rd line. He's driving to the net and getting involved. Kreider needs to follow suit. Boyle looks better than he did last night but I wouldn't go as far to say that he's playing "good."
I really hope Stepan starts to find more consistency in his game. It's only game 2 so I'm not too concerned yet but this is a pretty important year for him - he has a much more pronounced role this year, especially with Dubi and Arty gone.