The very much improved IMO - The defense. Impressed the heck outta me after a bad, bad first 35 seconds of the game. HamJuice seemed to have some trouble at times but at the end of the game I thought solid, not back to 2011 form, but solid. Edler and Tanev look like a great second pairing, pucks leaving the zone very quickly out there, very encouraging play even in disaster. Last but probably the most impressive was Garrison - Ballard. Unbelievable how well Ballard has been this year compared to the last two. He looks like has finally has a role that suits him on this team and Garrison is a very stabilizing force. Absolutely dynamite of a 3rd pairing if you ask me.
Very optimistic about the defense after this game. Possibly a turning point for this group? I guess we'll see soon enough.
People criticizing the last PP... seriously? It was masterful. The last thing they wanted to do was start shooting and give Dallas a chance at possession. (Of course Kesler shot).
Yes Ryan didnt get the memo. Thought Garrison looked really good. Looks like a good pairing Garrison adds offense to the pairing now all three pairings can score. Kesler will get going i am not worried about him. Tanev helps Edler a lot along with being backon his strong side. Three strong units Tanev should be in the top 4 5on5.
I was happy with Jason Garrison's play tonight. The play of the Canucks I was not happy with Schneider was shaky at some times. I think Schneider should play tomorrow still to keep his confidence up and prevent rust. I liked the Canucks defense
Pairings were good.
EDIT: Lou not Schneids I just feel more confidence in Lou. Plus he has the stats to catch Anderson now I heard he was injured.