Roszival's assignment on that play was to cover the off-wing once Pock played the man with the puck... instead of hustling back into defensive position, you see him lightly skating when the puck gets across to Ouellet.
I didn't see him lightly skate back. I assumed he hustled but just couldn't get there. Need to see a replay.
Saw the game, just a note on some guys who really impressed me...
Rozsival pretty much saved a goal at 0-0 by tipping that Crosby pass on the PK, and was stellar all around, and your checking line was really very good (Hollweg-Betts-Orr). I'd take Betts on the Sabres in a second.
Nice to here man. I totally agree on Betts, he's gets pushed around here sometimes, but he really is a good guy to have on a team. You never see him take a shift off thats for sure.
I was kind of upset at Jagr because it was clear that it was his assignment, but that is something that is going to happen from time to time with him... Thought Pock could have made a better decision on his play. With Jagr though, he makes up for it in other ways and the numbers show that. Something that we gotta live with.
I didn't think the Rangers laid down and played for the point, they were in control for the final 3 minutes of the game.
And the goal might have been prevented, but credit has to be given to the skill (or luck if you will) of Malkin and co. to make the difficult pass and for the deflection to go right on the guy's stick.
Defenitly not, Roszival plays it perfectly stepping up on Malkin.
If we are gooing to play a trap like the 2-2-1, all guys got to have their position. Jagr blew his.
Our RW got allot of defensive responsibilitys. Its a weakness to have JJ their. So I guess we can expect things like this to happend, but Roszival made a scholl book play stepping up on Malkin
I don't know, in watching the replay, the coverage on Jagr's side of the ice was fine. My problem wasn't Roszival stepping up on Malkin, it was what he did afterwards... which was absolutely nothing. In other words, the problem with the play didn't even happen on Jagr's side of the ice, it happened on the opposite.
I love how this team is battling every single night. Not using the recent rash of injuries as an excuse, just going out and outworking teams. This team is alot of fun to root for right now, especially with the influx of youth through the roster. Keep getting points boys!!!
I'm as ecstatic as anyone with the win, but Prucha's 7.5 minutes was something that I frowned at. I noticed from the middle of the second period on that he was not getting a regular shift. Honestly, although Isbister did some good work down low in the corners, I think Prucha should play left wing on that line.