So let me get this straight....going into the third period the PREDATORS were trailing 4-2, but were OUT-SHOT 15-9? It really looked like Tampa was the team trailing and trying to tie the game.
Too many Tampa players were left w-i-d-e open in the slot area. At least 2 of Tampa's goals were because our players were either late getting back or were standing around watching the puck and not paying attention to their defensive assignments. Game after game after game this is happening.
I don't understand how this team just loses it from one week to the next. 3 good games one week, 3 bad ones the next week, 3 good, 5 bad. It's not like I expect them to play great and win every game, they can play well and still lose (and we've seen them play bad and get a win). But it's just that they go too many stretches where they look bad and lose and then suddenly look like world beaters for a week, then right back to the team that can't do anything right. You can tell within in the first 5 minutes of the game which Preds team came to play that day and which streak the team is heading towards.
Maybe this streak will only be 2 games and they'll play well on Saturday.
06:36 NSH Craig Smith (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Matt Cullen (9), Shea Weber (10) 2 - 1 TBL
If your statement was we haven't created an ES goal in over 100 minutes, you might have a point. But, that wasn't what you said. You stated we had not SCORED an ES goal ... words mean things ... and your verb choice made your statement a fallacy.
Too many players not competing and getting out worked. Happened in front of me all night and was on their faces almost from the beginning.
Exceptions-- Ellis, smith
Body language of Hutton after the second goal. He should have been pulled then. Was all over his face.
Thought Bourque was going to unravel after he messed up in the first .. His face and body language.
Didn't understand all the d Pair switching. Ironically Ellis looked good. Jones didn't at all.
Saw that jones and stahlberg were on pp unit. Didn't help it.
Stahlberg got manhandled and pushed around all night. Well, most of the team did also.
Lots of non calls on the preds in the second. Surprised horny could skate back to the bench after one of them.
Tampas lightning bolt maker on the ceiling is incredible!