Pleks line is our 2nd line. They played much better tonight. Gio had a good night. That leaves DD as our 3rd line.
Seeing Moen get nasty against is so sweet. He gave Schenn some pretty nice shots. He avoided confrontation last year except for those stupid set-up fights off the face-off when we were up 2-0. He's playing a tough game. We need that from him.
Solid game all the way around. Good to see our PP score some goals.
My critics toward Gionta and by extension Plek's night tuesday was that there was no creativity and no chemistry what so ever. But tonight, it was the opposite. Bourque was crashing the net, Gionta patient with the puck (not just shooting into the goalie's chest) and Plekanec his usual self. If they keep playing that way along with their strong defense, we'll at least have two good lines.
Dominating performance by Carey tonight. Loved every minute of it. Looks so much different than last game. That's why players, coaches and hockey people loves him....it's because he has the talent. Only need to bring the consistency....but that's often the hardest. But tonight? Just wow. We still have a terrible D....but it didn't show tonight.
Great game by the team despite a rough opening five minutes. Defense was much more aggressive on the puck carriers and didn't let players walk in to take quality shots, that's the difference between tonight and tuesday. Price was solid. Eller was a beast once again. Bourque was pretty good, Gionta was also good. Galchenyuk was much more involved in the play and ''deserved'' his two assists compared to last game. He also made some smart plays defensively. Markov was the General. Bournival had a decent first game. Can't wait for Bouillon to GTFO. The goal against was his fault IMO. He did a bad job not only clearing the front of the net but also clearing the rebound or at least preventing the forward from getting a solid shot.
Therrien managed his time the white way and we got no DD as our most used forward.
My 3 stars would have been:
1) Lars Eller
2) Alex Galchenyuk
3) Rene Bourque