Why can't he not allow those weak goals? He needs to be more consistant, come ready to play every night he is in the net. He is not doing that right not. No doubt he was lights out in the 2nd and 3rd, but he needs to prepare himself to be into the game from the puck drop.
I get what you're saying, but I think you're being too hard on him. Pavs is one the youngest goalies in the league, he will have consistency issues.
LOL @ Ladd getting the 2nd star and not Kane. I really didn't think Ladd had a good game to be honest. I cringe everytime he stepped on the ice tonight but whatever. If that's what it takes to win then so be it. Go Jets!
Heck of a game by our Jets, no passengers to be found tonight. The fact that they were able to overcome two soft goals on Ondrej (who, to his credit, made some real key stops in the 2nd) is a positive sign, especially against such a dangerous opponent.
Very impressed by our entire D corps tonight; even Clitsome bounced back after some bad giveaways in the first. Hainsey-Stuart was solid, Buff-Enstrom was even better. I must say, Toby has really elevated his game this year, I'm finally seeing the player that our Thrashers fans were gushing about on a consistent basis, rather than just the flashes I saw last year. Postma is finally starting to settle down, and man does he ever have a bomb for a shot.
I was commenting at the game how there's something about this Jets team that seems different, and I finally figured out what it is; we've established an identity. There were glimpses of it last year, but the word I'd use to describe this years team is rangy. I don't know what it is, but this Jets team seems to cover the ice and clog the 'power lanes' much better than they did last year. When they're on they can suffocate teams, as I thought we did for most of the 2nd and 3rd.
It's still early, but I'm really happy about where this team seems to be headed. And of course, things will only get better once Bogosian gets healthy.
Did anyone else notice how many times Enstrom won board battles against Crosby/Malkin?
They really played a sound defensive game. Probably their best. The reason the timeout was called is because the game was turning into run and gun. The coach put together a great game plan, made some adjustments in between periods that you could really notice, and called the timeout at the perfect time.
I really like their discipline with penalties as well, it's very noticeable how much their discipline has improved.
They were plugging up the neutral zone so well, they could pick off passes virtually at will. It was great.
Posted at the end of the 1st period after being down 0-2.
No big deal.
Agreed at the time too. The backhand goal by Crosby was poor D/no chance, but the other goal was luck, deflected off someone's stick, back on Crosby's as he's still in motion of shooting. Even Crosby said at the break the Jets put on a lot of pressure. However, I was still scared it could be a blow out.
Wheeler and Kane look amazing together. Kane is sure proving me wrong. He looks fantastic out there. Still does some of his stupid turn and shoots, or throw infront of net without looking, but he's looking great.