Amerks lose 4-3 in the shootout. They were down 2-0 and battled back and then battled back again from 3-2. Amerks had a 2-0 SO lead going into the final 2 skaters and somehow manage to lose. Now Miller has been amazing, but he blew the shootout big time. All he had to do was stop 1 of 2, instead he allows 3 straight.
And it's like 4 hours since the game is over and I still cannot understand why Bartovic is still in the shooutout. I think I'd rather see McMorrow with one broken arm instead. Seriously. I think he's had like 15 breakaways this season and has scored in 1. This guy couldn't put the puck in the net if his life depended on it. He hasn't scored once, yet guys like Taylor, Thorburn, Paille and Peters never get a chance. Cuneyworth has been pretty good this season, but I just can't figure out why he is still in the SO.
I really don't care that they didn't pick up the 2 points, just the way the lost pisses me off. And the fact that Bartovic was used again.
Maybe he's using shootout spots to show his confidence in certain players (Novotny, Bartovic, etc). Even if it backfires, the 1 point isn't going to kill the Amerks and it could pay dividends long-term.