Lackluster effort tonight nearly cost them. The PK is not getting any better
Thankfully a few calls went the Hawks way there at end ,, Nice to see it even out after the horrific penalty shot call
Still nice to get W
12-2-4 on year
Yep ... that pretty much sums it up. I think it was the best game by Saad as a Hawk... and a good 3rd period by Kruger.
Oilers are pretty bad but recently they manage to get us playing their game. Q might not be exuberant over the run and gun win, but the 2 points will smooth that over.
They will come back down to Earth, but I had them making the playoffs before the season started. Sacco really, really held that team back. Their defense still isn't great, but they are a legitimate threat.
In his post game interviews, Q has been praising the Avs for a while now, especially their speed and youthful line-up. It seems Roy may be a better coach than many anticipated and his competitiveness has worn off on his players. That will temper somewhat, so we'll see how they do in the 2nd half. My take is: their goaltending will tell the story.
Surprised Crawford didn't start. I know we don't have another game for a few days but if Khabi is incapable of being our backup i'd rather find out now so it can be addressed instead of finding out right before or god forbid after the trade deadline when Craw has already started 45 games
You need to BLOCK SHOTS on the PK..never gonna happen with Keith on since he lost his teeth on such attempt a few years ago...he just doesn't anymore amd Seabrook is too slow and just mot in proper position and or not reading and anticipating well and not clearing guys out effectively...they are a mess on the pks...Hammer and Oduya do block shots but when they go chasing instead it can result in goals but usually because our lazy forwards are not supporting by covering the open shooters..in short pk success is about blocks about positioning and anticipation to get in the right spots to block or break up passes and about the will to get to loose pucks and clear. ..but right niw we are not doing any of those siccrssfully and the only offset has to be CC stopping opposing PPs better..As for our Pp...one successful PO among several FAILS with so few shots and scoring chances plus the Shame of giving up a shorty,is not sufficient enough a "success" ...ie. that our marketing hype dept. will make a big deal about another game where we got a PP goal but gloss over the uglly PP FAILS we had..so PP and PK overall STUNK and must be addressed by Q...
I believe he lost teeth on a clearing attempt out of the Sharks' zone by Marleau...not on an attempted shot block.