9 shots 3 goals for Pittsburgh
Outhitting the habs 19-7
Two NHL goalies that can't functioning properly against the Penguins, Islanders, Leafs or the Bruins. We're bound to meet one of those 4 teams in the playoffs
Price is very good against Boston, actually, and the Pens too usually.
I'm sorry but the team is playing significantly worse than it was a week ago. You can talk about the flaws we have had the whole time, too small and soft and not enough elite talent up front and all that, but go back a week and the team didn't look this hapless.
The effort was always there. Now it's now. What happened to all the aggressive forechecking?
I remember at the beggining of the year when we were getting 30 hits a game. What happened to that?
Haven't watched yet but this game sounds like a mess. What the hell happened in that dressing room to cause this type of play all of a sudden? Doesnt make sense. Hits were also 18-4 for the Pens or something like that? Wow.
Wow - what a complete meltdown by the entire team. I've never seen such a reversal. What the hell is it going to take to turn this train-wreck around?
If we could fire the defensive assistant and get MB to play that role...
Originally Posted by sukimono
At # 24 or so ? Don't really care... unless we trade up
We MUST trade up this year around... It is our year to get into the top-10 again, perhaps even as high as #5. I'd happily trade away our first plus our earliest two second-rounders to get #5 if it was feasible... we're likely pick at #15-17 at this rate.
Other teams try to trap Montreal's speed when the real solution is what we've seen the past 3 games, just hit them and don't give them time. They'll cough it up due to lack of defensive mobility, and there are your goals all day.
This team couldn't handle playoff hockey. Not even close.
I know we're playing like **** but this whole "they're coming back down to earth" thing is really annoying." Do you really trust a 3 game sample over a 40 game sample? It makes no sense. We're capable of being that team again. Just need to focus, get hungry again and execute.