Brassard has been very good this game. Stralman as well (though I wish he had slid the puck to the left point on that last shot--who was over there? McDonagh? Whoever it was would have had acres of space to set up a higher percentage chance).
They look like an outclassed boxer who simply wants to tie up his opponent.
I don't disagree, but that's kind of what we are. Let's all be honest here. Maybe I've just lowered my expectations too much, too early, but that's basically how I view us going in to most games right now.
And clinching and hanging tight through a few rounds, hoping to surprise the opponent with a late blow is still an improvement of getting pummeled in the first round and having your guard completely blown to ****.
I'm not too upset about Dorsett not making the pass across on that 3 on 1. I don't think he knew he had a guy coming behind him, but that's the pass he should've made. It would've opened room to take the shot of pass to somebody on either side of the net.