First two games, Anaheim scored 12 goals. They were shut out by Vancouver last night 5-0 which means they're either cooling off or really frustrated. They have the second best power play so far but have the worst penalty kill. Looks like their defense is questionable, again, so hopefully we're able to get some offensive flow going, since their D seems to be the exact opposite of the Blues.
Also I would assume they'll play their backup goalie, Viktor Fasth, who I know nothing about and quite frankly have never heard of. So I'm sure we'll make him look pretty good.
I think we'll score some goals but struggle defensively. I'm calling a 5-3 loss, with their 5th coming in empty net style for someone's hat trick.
Just what we need. A more open team. Less defensive-minded. Chance for the O to get going and feel better about itself.
Look for a goal from either Webs or Smith tonight to get them off the shnid. Webs to just relax, he's playing well but no points has to be pissing him off, and Smith to get his confidence back. The shuffled lines will have guys hopin' tonite.