Indeed - so far, so good for Conklin. The Oilers did get some sustained pressure a few times, had some good opportunities. We'll see if they gave it all up in the first period, though - you'd expect them to get more tired as the game goes on after having played last night. Go boys!
Conks is definitely the story in the first period. Loads of defensive breakdowns... and our pk looked absolutely brutal out there.
LT, looks like Horc is looking better tonight than he's been previously. The Stoll line with Pisani and Moreau are doing ok... but it's plain to see how much of a difference Reasoner makes on that line.
We're only down by one goal luckily. We can come back.
Something that struck me was that if Salo was still OK, the situation might have been that Conklin gets the start in NY, but after giving up 4 goals, MacT likely would have been inclined to go back to Salo for this game.
But Ty looked like he settled in quickly in his 2nd straight game, so there's a (mixed?) blessing that Salo couldn't go for this game at all.
Reasoner was just interviewed before the 2nd period - said that he's getting better every day, but hoped the healing would speed up! And I agree - we do miss him out there.
GOAL! If I keep typing long enough, interesting things happen! Stoll scores for the 2nd straight game... When Reasoner comes back, is it "Good-bye Horcoff"?
Good job - nice to tie it up so quickly in the 2nd.
Okay, exhibit A: The Anchor comes off the first line, Torres-Smyth-Hemsky go out there, and immediately 4 good chances.
DO NOT play Horcoff on that line already!
And what's with MacT being so paranoid about playing Sarno with those guys? He's had about 2 shifts with them so far and did just fine, but then for some reason MacTavish throws out Horcoff.......what's the deal?!?!
3 for 3 on the PP for the B's, 0 for 3 on the PK for the Oilers...not good, but i think we have the guns to get back in the game as long as we don't let it get more out of reach...Ty has to make the next big save though...that will put some wind back in the sails.
What terrible penalty-killing. Why hasn't MacT changed the system up yet? It's obvious it doesn't work against Boston. This of course never should have happened, with all our PP chances early that we needed to capitalize on and didn't. Ty kept us in but we still didn't do anything, and now we stand at 4-1. Not looking good.
What were Staios and Smith doing on that 4th goal...........geez......