They rolled with five defensemen in the third period. Don't remember seeing Lepisto out there. I don't think he's hurt, but they must lack some confidence or like their chances of winning with any of the other five out there more.
Yep. Not bad but not great either. Could probably use some time in AHL but he doesn't look out of place in NHL either.
Originally Posted by Cullksinikers
While this is true, I still will support Saad. That was only his fourth NHL game (second playoff game). Maybe he can get going here. We can only hope. He kind of got thrown into the fire.
Originally Posted by w00d
Don't listen to this knucklehead. He did the board work to get Frolik the puck that Leddy put in the back of the net. The rest of his game looks just fine, too. He's not doing what most rookies do, which is try to do too much, so he's doing exactly what he should.
Nobody is expecting him to be perfect out there. He's just been there, so has most of the team.
I could see him getting scratched in favor of Shaw.
Has anyone noticed that since the playoffs began, Oduya decides to pin the puck up against the boards with his skate rather than make a pass to his defense partner behind the net? He also coughs it up when there is an aggressive forward applying pressure. Just an observation. He's fallen apart a little, in my opinion.
I thought Saad looked a bit slow out there. I mistook him for Brunette on occasion. I actually think that Frolik needs to play with Bickell and Bolland (hey! we're putting the gang back together) and have Shaw go up top. Kruger has been invisible to me but I may have missed some good work on the D side.