I thought it was a really good hard-fought game and I usually don't whine about particular plays, but I thought that extra 2 minutes to Kane was plain stupid and changed the game. He was clearly charged at by Grossman after the play.. should of been the other way around. BS
diving and reffing aside, this was lost by coaching again imo.
When we have a powerplay and not one person on this forum thinks we are actually going to score.... how can you argue that we don't have a major coaching issue?
The soft way we play after scoring is also very evident in this game (as it has been for 2 years.) If we ever score, we play like we have a 298 goal lead.
I won't blame players for this one. I still see enough talent out there to make playoffs... speed, size, age and skill. I still see coaching as the biggest hurdle we have to making playoffs. Truly I don't like saying this, but I can't find any valid argument to it.
It is getting to the point where you don't even want to watch away games due to the home ice officiating advantage especially against garbage teams like the Flyers and Habs who seem to specialize in diving for calls. A bs win by the Flyers with officiating that seems to be more at home in the WWE.
I'll say this before I go to bed. Quit *****ing about the reffing. The penalties didn't cost us the game; our inability to kill the penalties is what did it. We are not the first team to have calls skewed against, nor will we be the last. Wash out the disappointment with your beverage of choice and reset for tomorrow's game.
So referees are the reason why we can't convert on PP? Philly capitalized 3 out of 6 times we did 0 out of 4. What are we 0 out of last 25? Pathetic. Noel got schooled, maybe we should give Buff the puck more, o wait that's the only thing we do on PP