“We’re just making mistakes that we don’t normally make,” Morris said following practice Sunday. “We’re getting on the wrong side of the puck at times, both offensively and defensively, kind of trying to create stuff that’s not there yet. When things aren’t going well, you always try to overwork and cheat on the wrong side to get goals. I think we just have to play more defensive and let the goals come.”
“We’d like to win games that are 4-1, but we kind of know that’s just not us,” defenseman Keith Yandle said. “We win games that are 2-1, 3-2, 1-0, and we’ve got to play that 1-0 mentality and play hard in our zone and then try to create offense from there. … We’ve just got to play our game and not try to impress anyone.”
Please, for the love of the hockey gods, just get a W tonight. I don't care how it's done, just get it done. If I come home from work and see we've lost, it better be by several goals, and not one of those typical late third period chokes.
Well, having to start the back-up to the back-up doesn't exactly inspire confidence but something needed to be done. Let's hope they double down on the shot blocking and keep the slot clean of traffic.