Excellent opening 10 minutes, then a catastrophic 50 minutes. Felt like the compete level was low, alfie looked very mortal. So many bad passes, sens getting hemmed in their own end, and just losing puck battles everywhere.
But yeah after that first goal it started slipping away and I felt more and more like this was not a game we deserved to win. No desperation, no emotion, no drive.
I agree with Grapes, I hate Cherry but he's right, why would u insert a guy like Silfverberg who has never played on NHL ICE in the playoffs, in a clinching game!...that's called being dumb...i'm sorry I know I'll get bashed but I dont care...Stone was very good and he got the bench over a Jakob who looked like a deer in headlights...SEL is NOT the NHL
Most aggravating game I've watched in a long long time.
The wheels game off after Michalek took his stupid penalty to negate the PP. We never recovered from that. The momentum that we'd built up since the Turris goal was sucked out of the team with that. It'll be tough to get that back.
The refs were pretty awful tonight, on both sides. First they call nothing, then they call everything. Sometimes I think the "new" NHL with all of the diving and *****ing about the refs is ruining this game.
I agree with Grapes, I hate Cherry but he's right, why would u insert a guy like Silfverberg who has never played on NHL ICE in the playoffs, in a clinching game!...that's called being dumb...i'm sorry I know I'll get flamed but I dont care...Stone was very good and he got the bench over a Jakob who looked like a deer in headlights...SEL is NOT the NHL
Stone was just as unproven. And the organization felt Silfverberg was more ready. I have no problem with the move, and hope to see Silfverberg back in the lineup next game.
1) Yes the Refs made some bad calls.
2) It doesn't excuse the fact that we played like ass tonight.
3) Bettman didn't set this up.
4) Spezza made some bad passes.
Waiting for the 405 pages of "the refs screwed us comments."
I ain't even mad.
Agree agree agree.
I was very happy with the effort in the first, but then the wheels fell off somewhere during that first intermission. The team came out completely flat, took some bad calls and got some bad calls and the game was quickly out of hand. Personally, I would've called a time out after the goal on the 5-3, but that's just me. The third period was pretty fine as well.
This team could've won tonight. I'm not at all happy that we have to go back into MSG for a game 7. We need a solid effort for three periods. We got it in three other games this series, but we didn't get it tonight.
This team can beat Lundqvist. Keep putting pucks on net and be willing to battle for room in front. Play smart hockey. The Senators can win this series, but we need to be better than we were tonight.
Those ******** calls that gave them the goals were devastating.
When your team becomes that unraveled, call a timeout. Everyone was passing too hard, turning over, screwing up....was brutal. When guys loose their cool, they grip the sticks too tight and make mistakes.