Another positive that passed my mind was Aebisher's puck handling. Is much underrated. He did a good job with it all night and also made a terrific pass into the neutral zone while the Hawks were line changing. That resulted in Hejduk's 1st goal I believe.
3. Cummins didn't really impress me much, I dont' think it helps McCormick benching him for this stiff.
I think with Worrell dinged, you'll see Cummins instead of McCormick a lot of the time, unless they suit up Big Mac. I know Cody is willing to drop 'em, but there's a reason Cummins made the team.
I had to miss last nights game, dammit, because I was duty bound to watch my Cubs, but I am really looking forward to seeing Svatos, McCormick, Skrastin, Liles and Cummins. Oh, and those Kariya and Selanne dudes.
I also had the chance to see the game, taking a look at our rookies Svatos and Liles for the first time. I thought both of them were very good, Svatos is very fast and goes to the net, Liles had such a great position, and I remember that breakthrough pass to Sakic who would go alone to the net if klemm didn't foul him before.
I liked the play of Nikolishin a lot, he and Skrastins add a lot with their steady defensive play. Niko can get the puck out of the zone very smoothly too, h eplayed a great game.
And Battaglia and Cummmins at least played a great team game, going after the guy who abused our stars.
Great to see Abby having such a good game and beeing so calm, and the crowd yelling Abby Abby, it will add to his confidence, but more than that, it will accelerate the feeling from his teamates they should have confidence in him.