G: -tenders (I feel it's the "curse of hasek" we'll never win again )
-Enzo is a fit at center
Lots of heart from almost everyone
B: didn't like Boyes game
U: -Roy missing that yawning cage in the dying seconds
-Leino in the shoot out
anyway, I don't feel the hate for Leino and Ruff for the Leino decision. The last two games, Leino's been easily one of our top 5 players. and I didn't think the shootout attempt was all that bad. Sure he should have lifted the puck, but the point being that Leino's first move was supposed to get Lund going to the right and he didn't bite. It wasn't such a bad shot as much as Henrik made it look like a bad shot.
anyway, good game. Miller's best back to back to back performances IMO in quite a long while.
Good....Ryan Miller, Ennis, Penalty Kill, 1 pt is better than none, Gaustad, Kaleta, Boyes
Bad.....Roy not being able to bury the game winner, Power Play, Leino's shot in the shootout, 2 pts would have been nice, Ennis' boarding call in overtime
-Ennis at center (he plays physical, assertive, creative, seems to be more aware defensively, and is even winning a majority of his face-offs, going 7-6 tonight)
-Lundqvist, he's just nasty
-Call on Ennis
-"NBC Sports" play-by-play
-Tortorella (idk why, he just annoys me"
That was one hell of a game. Both teams on 2nd of back to back and both teams has had so much jump. Probably the most exciting 0-0 effort that I've ever seen.
And it just goes to show a NHL hockey game doesn't need to be a 4-6 game to be entertaining. Exchanging chances, end to end rushes, and good defensive play along with good goaltending is very fun to watch.
TO ALL THOSE wondering if this counts as a shutout for Miller:
NO, it does not.
You cannot have BOTH goalies in a game get a shutout. Doesn't work that way. Technically, the game ends 1-0. That "1" is on Miller.
Shootouts don't count in normal goalie stats (GAA, S%, and Shutouts).
It is a shutout. It is not the first time there has been a 0-0 game go to a shootout. And in every single one of those instances, both goaltenders got credited with a shutout. NHL.com will list this as a shutout. Yahoo gave me a shutout for Kipprusoff when he lost one of these many years back.
Shootout stats are kept separate from regular stats (the only exception is record).