So much to be impressed with really. Malone and Connolly were on ****ing fire tonight. Connolly has strung together some really nice games and has only looked better with more ice time.
Lee has situational awareness and there is no panic in his game at all. Commodore is pleasantly invisible really. Which is what you'd want out of a stable defender really.
Aulie, jitters makes sense to me.
Mikkelson looked rusty and a bit more out of sorts than he typically does, still not awful and still happy as hell we got him for Blair Jones.
Backhand sauce from MSL to Purcell far top corner was a thing of beauty. MSL is a ninja. 16/91/26 line got rolling (thanks to last change) and NYR had no answer for them in the later half of the game. #91 goal, assist, game saving backcheck...not much more to say about Stammer other than he's elite and getting better ... scary.
Regardless of the outcome of the season, Lightning look so much better than they did even a month ago.
He was impressive. Aside from the offensive contribution, he hasn't been afraid to shoot the puck or join the rush (actually, all of our D men have been doing that more lately), and has been pretty solid in the back end. Hoping he keeps this up and turn into another Eric Brewer-esque deadline steal.
I'll echo those sentiments about Lee, he's looked good in the first two games here. Need a bigger sample size obviously but so far it's looking like a good pickup. Very impressive play setting up Stammer for his goal with the patience he showed.
One of the best efforts of the season, most of the night they were beating the Rangers to loose pucks and winning the one on one battles. They were rewarded with the two points tonight, well earned. Connolly is really coming on now, he looks a lot more confident and continues to create chances. That was robbery by Lundqvist on Brett's shot midway through the third on the PP.
I absolutely love Pyatt's work ethic and determination. Sheer willpower allowed him to beat McDonagh for that tap in; he's been a great puck hound all year long. Marty's spin and backhand sauce to Teddy was amazing. Really glad Purcell's continued his strong play and hasn't regressed like I predicted he would. Lee's been solid, playing a steady and poised game on the back end (especially loved that slap pass for Stammer's 45th goal of the season).