Goaltendimg is the difference tonight. Otherwise one heckuva game.
Yep easily the difference. Both teams have had massive amounts of pressure on the other throughout. Both teams have had some pretty goals and some nice plays. Howard is making the ridiculously hard saves and the easy ones, Roloson made one hard save and let in 2 easy ones.
Im sorry but you got a whole lot of guys who busted their ***** tonight and played a great game and they should all be looking at Roloson right now.
The Minnesota game with Garon was similar with the second goal but not nearly as bad.
We are completely missing our chance to take the division and run with it. FL is playing good hockey right now but who knows how long they keep it up, and Washington is crash and burning as well speak yet are still ahead of us. Im starting to get the feeling we will be sorely missing these points we have lost this month come April. I really hope not though. Its just really frustrating right now.
And it doesnt get any easier coming home to the blazing hot Rangers on Sat. Good luck.
Howard behind our defense would be pretty ****ing awful, however he'd be better than Roli. And if you're dumb enough to want an aging forward in exchange for a franchise young player, I have some swampland to sell you.
I was a bit surprised to come on after the game and see the bulk of the blame for this loss put on Roli. After watching the shot totals go up and up and the scoring chances increasing in DET's favour, I thought Roli was holding the Bolts in there pretty good, especially at the end of the 1st and during the 2nd. All the goals were from quality scoring chances and to me that means missed assignments, not a bunch who busted their butts the entire game and can now point their fingers at Roli. I'd like to see the intensity they showed on that 4min PK at the end for the entire game. I have seen it before and this team is capable of it.
I'm sorry Roli hasn't been at his best this season, but this game I thought he was ok and definitely not the goat of the game. I see others here have differing opinions. Overall he's not getting the job done and I know it's not what he intended for this season and this is likely killing him. I hope he gets better for you, if he doesn't right away, know that he'll be a pro about sitting and continuing to work hard, so try not to run him out of town. I'll be rooting for the Bolts to get some consistent winning going, whether they decide to roll with Garon or Roli. The team comes first so if they play better in front of Garon they need to roll with him. Good luck the rest of the way folks.