Well I wouldn't say incredible, he didn't make any hard saves (like the ones that the defense was handing out against Calgary last night) but he was solid nonetheless.
Eller was pretty dumb in that final stretch, took a dumb penalty and went for the shot even though he hadn't crossed the red line yet. Subban did a similar dumb play that could have made this game much scarier but Edmonton hit the post instead of scoring.
Anyway random notes:
- Galchenyuk in his prime is a scary thought, oh my. That vision and those hands are lights out. He's really picking up on the physical and defensive aspect of things. I'm glad the Oilers picked up Yak instead of Gally.
- Gallagher doesn't seem to be affected the 2nd year slump.
- Plekanec picked up his game in the 2nd half, made some important plays defensively.
- Gionta and Desharnais is a disastrous duo. They're so ineffective it's not even funny. I felt bad for Bourque who had a decent game.
- Gorges played his best game.
- Our 4th line made the difference last night and they did the same tonight, in a positive way though. Prust was a beast tonight, blocked a tons of shots.
- Beaulieu needs more time in the AHL to work on his defensive game, he's pretty soft on the puck.
Played like garbage for most of the game, some seriously glaring holes. Edmonton handed us the win but Gallagher and Galchenyuk had their motors running for most of the game and set up some nice plays.
Negatives are still negatives. DD and Gionta were awful again.
I don't see how either player was "awful." Not producing? Not playing good whatsoever? Sure.
They didn't hurt the team though, especially since they are hidden on a line together now. They need to start producing but they didn't do anything that terrible tonight.
I do feel sorry for Bourque though.
Originally Posted by Andy
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He's definitely not rebounding how I hoped he would, but he wasn't "bad" tonight. Just mediocre. Obviously, that's not good enough though. But there were a few positives to his game tonight, unlike the first 2 1/2 games.