I agree...........Ray was what ? 18 and 1 last year ? Our goalies have been fine this year and our D is not near as bad as many on here seem to think......We just do not score many goals for the most part.
Anyone who says Downie should have their head examined.
The answer is Voracek
Hm...I wonder why his minutes were so limited...I'm wondering when Downie gets a grove going he gets moved to the top line possibly to balance offence? Voraceks PP minutes were also limited tonight? Maybe I'm looking to much into it
Something else to consider why Emery played, in addition to the back-to-back games, was the Flyers don't play again until the 19th after Friday's game. If Mason played these two and then Emery in Winnipeg, that would be close to a week without any games for Mason. That could have been a factor, too.
Hm...I wonder why his minutes were so limited...I'm wondering when Downie gets a grove going he gets moved to the top line possibly to balance offence? His PP minutes were also limited tonight? Maybe I'm looking to much into it
He's on a line with Couturier & Read (our best defender's) so he's going to draw the tough matchup's especially against teams like Pittsburgh.
Couturier hasn't really done much offensively this year so far neither. Downie should still get his share of points though but I would go with Voracek easily over him.
This is the type of game where I feel Pittsburgh really misses Jordan Staal. Gives them a third line threat beyond just Crosby and Malkin and then better overall defensive ability over the likes of Sutter.
Very happy that trade is bad for them right now. Not that great for the Canes either at the moment, but still.
Last year when we beat the Penguins, we came out and played horribly against the worst team in the league, it was on a back to back but still, I have always thought this team cares too much about beating the Penguins, and comes out flat against others..... have to eliminate that trend. But good victory tonight! We didnt dominate the whole game, but thats because the Penguins are a better team than us. idn't let them walk all over us like the last time we played. A much better effort.