Thoughts on the game so far :
- The Flyers didn't get the memo about not getting so many penalties against the best PP in the league.
- Nittymaki has been stellar so far.
- Kovalev and Samsonov are having a great game so far (so is the rest of the team)
- Pedneault : "Hamburger..."
A very entertaining, if one-sided, game so far. I wouldn't want to be rooting for the Flyers right now. The Habs need to stay disciplined and keep up the pressure; taking the second period off could be costly.
Is it just me or does the new Philly coach look not very coach-y?
And I wonder how many teams use 2 4th liners on their 2nd PP unit!
That's so true, Streit is becoming a HUGE part of this team. Play well on the 4th line and keep getting times on the PP and PK, the guy must be really happy to finaly play and prove he's really usefull.
Great "New NHL" period. 400 powerplays and no flow at all.
You seem overly eager to be critical lately. Especially when it's unwarranted.
It's no coincidence that a lot of penalties are being called in a game where a team that's been often (accurately) accused of not changing with the game. ie. continually opting for the slower, bigger players.
While Philly's made changes to that mentality, there's still a group of those dinosaurs on the Flyers that cost them.