Game could have gone either way, both teams are still very sloppy with the puck. Well the whole NHL is.
EK breaks stick on a slapper (again), goes for a new one, Smith ends up playing RD giving the puck away to Malkin and bang - back of the net.
Not sure about the growing hate for Silferberg, think he's just getting used to the lack of time and space on the top line in the NHL. You can see he's got a good hockey brain. He got off a great shot, thought he had scored, started his celly, only for MAF to flash out his right leg. He will come good.
What sticks out to me is that of our opponents, only Winnipeg has a + number in that stat. So, our opponents (aside from possibly the Jets) don't seem to have a style of play that naturally creates many PP's or limits PK's against. If this were just one week into the season I'd just let it slide, but this isn't the first time we've seen these type of numbers. We were 4th last last year in this same stat. It was bul**** then, as its ******** now...
Edit: we were second last in that stat in 2010-11. So in the past two + seasons, we've been right at the bottom of that stat.
2012-13 - 29th (-17:26 after 5 games... insane that we are 3-1-1)
2011-12 - 27th (-71:39)
2010-11 - 29th (-74:00)
Its a crock.
maybe we are just a team that doesn't draw a lot of penalties. i don't think there is some kind of ref conspiracy against us. as frustrating as it is.
Agree, greening looked horrible on line 1. And lats would look even worse. And it's always the best idea to start a rookie on the top line with maximum pressure. Great coaches think alike. Logical reasoning. And the guy is only going to get better, one point in 5 games is really good so his confidence must be growing quickly.