Dont look now, but if we blow this one, the Canes will only sit 3 points behind us.
Muller seemed very smug in the pre-game today. The Canes know they are flying under the radar and playing for a coach they believe in and want to play for next year. CanNOT take them lightly. MUST WIN before embarking on this road trip.
Machacek was recalled on an emergency basis - doesn't burn one of the 4 AHL recalls available before the playoffs. I believe (and someone correct me if I'm wrong) that he can stay until Fehr is healthy again.
I don't think they'll do 7 d-men if Machacek dresses. Couldn't find their mojo in Calgary with 7 D, I think Noel will go with 4 forward lines he can roll out.
Muller has his troops where he wants them. Canes are playing with that quiet confidence that comes from knowing you're playing for coach's favour for next year. They've been getting some big time efforts from fringe/bottom 6 players last few games. Even without Skinner in their lineup, Dr. Drej will need to be in full gangsta mode tonight.
Much happier with Bogo back but still anxious for the game.
I like Mason for tonight, but I don't like Pavs in a B2B in NAS either, I think Mason will get at least one more start, he deserves it.
One thing I noticed in the last game these 2 teams played was the Canes Dmen clogging up the slot and blocking a lot of shots, they always had sticks in passing lanes at the right time, I hope the Jets have a little more patience tonight.