It's unfortunate because even after a big win like this, I fully expect them to come out flat...again...in Game 5. But hopefully they prove me wrong, but the way the whole season has gone I doubt I'm wrong.
Kreider gets some decent line mates, and responds!
And this was a sweet, smooth sweeping motion catching Rask to the other side!
It was not even the stuff we know we can get from CK if he is unleashed, like the scary shot that undresses the likes of Brodeur, or the one timer from center side of the circle.
We are not getting THAT yet, btw, cause Kreider is STILL not fully unleashed.
I just hope this hasn't saved Torts job after the s*(t he's pulled this season.
That's why I don;t have the trepidation some people have about Stepan and Brassard being the top two centers on this team going forward.
There's a little bit of me that's worried about Brassard reverting back into that middle-6 tweener, but that's natural as a Rangers fan, I'd say. He's been tremendous. 12 points in 11 games isn't bad for an incompetent top-6 forward.
He's especially fragile, IMO. And I don't mean that in some HUGELY negative way. But it seems like he's a bit fragile when it comes to that area. He can really press when he's not scoring, etc. Love the skillset. My main issue, even since we drafted him, has been his mental game. Hopefully next year he can truly step it up.
Which likely hasn't played well with Tortorella. He doesn't have the cocksure attitude of JT Miller, or the poise of Stepan, or even the arrogance of Dubinsky when he was at his best.