Anaheim is 2 and 4 in the shootout, Vancouver 2 and 6, Detroit 1 and 7, New Jersey winless in 7 attempts. We have a better shootout win percentage than the Wings right now and with a win in the next shootout we could pass the Canucks shootout win percentage. It sure isn't the Preds strong suit, but, it is a weakness for many teams across the league.
What a great game to watch. Scoring chances on both sides, a H-U-G-E save by Hutton, and some real nice goals. The team was due to win a SO sometime, so this was a pretty sweet time to get it done!
Josi said on the postgame that the defense lobbied Korn to put some of the defensemen in the SO. Looks like they were right!
Weber never smiles, but after Josi scored he was smiling ear to ear. And Ellis was jumping up and down on the bench, that was great. Even in the postgame interview Weber was trying to be serious, but you could see how happy he was to get this win.
Have to say I enjoyed this win more than any I have seen recently. Something to savor until Saturday.
And it is great to hear the D are lobbying to get shootout action. Something clearly needed to change and with a SO win powered on goals from Ellis (great looking goal) and Josi, maybe it will make them all more hungry to innovate and be better.