Soooooo, maybe we can take a look at Elliot? God, I can't believe I am typing that.
It can't be much worse than the sloppy play we've seen from Halak so far can it? If Halak plays like this against SJ or Anaheim with the rest of the team laying an egg in front of him like we saw in the first two periods then we will be looking at some ugly losses coming our way this weekend.
Dallas did what it took to win so I'm not trying to take anything away from them, but it's not like they played so well that we couldn't have won tonight. These are games this team needs to start coming out on the winning side of if we are going to be a playoff team on a regular basis.
Dallas is another one of those teams that we have struggled against lately. Like Calgary, Dallas is a team that just seems to bring out the worst kinda play from the Blues. Unlike the Flames the Stars never really seem to "blowout" the Blues but they always seem to be on the right side of those one goal games. Halak too has struggled against the Stars so tonight needs to be a night where the Halak from the first 12 games of last season shows up.
Damn kinda called it. Good to know nothing has changed from last year.
Not a very good game, you arent going to win many when you take the first 30 minutes of the game off.
Halak needs to start making some saves that a starter should make. Stewart had a nice goal, but overall a sloppy game. Berglund-Oshie-Stewart got no sustained pressure tonight, but I thought Oshie played a pretty good game overall. I thought the defense played alright overall, especially Petro. Backes needs to be more effective, especially in setting the tone in front of the net. McDeezy and Steen were effective as always. The Arnott signing is still paying early dividends as well. I do like the way our 4th line is playing, the can usually be counted on for a solid shift.
I personally thought the Stars played a little sloppy early on as well, completely whiffing some good scoring opportunities. Give Lehtonen credit as well, this might be the year he puts it all together. Reffing was ****** all night, but bad calls went both ways so you cannot blame the game on it,