This is the best I have seen our defense play. Every player was playing defense/even our forwards. We need more of that. Except for the first period, I thought we played well and this was our most consistent play.
Just getting caught up- what a HUGE win- you just cannot overstate how big this was. Especially after falling behind so early. I really thought we were in big trouble.
Although it feels like this has been a disaster of a trip, in reality this win today makes it a successful one. I will take 1-0-2 every time against those teams.
(Side note- a 3 page GDT?? You know when won when that happens.... )
Except for our first period play there wasn't much to complain about as we were great/solid the other two periods. Now we just have to win the reminder of our 14 games to for sure guarantee ourselves a playoff spot or just hope the teams behind us lose games.
Preds beat a quality opponent with Saros in goal? Excellent. Guess the boards are going to be a bit lighter on traffic tonight then. Only thing better would have been Fiala [playing and] scoring and the mythical Craig Smith goal.