Too much brisebois and too much laraque but other than that, i am quite happy
i dont care what anyone says, gorges cost us the game BUT he did have a heck of a game otherwise, its a lesson learned, and i can guarantee you he will think twice about doing what he did for the rest of his NHL career
Lets BUILD off of this positive game in wich our top line wasnt even INTACT and no markov and we still kept it close, i see great things for next game baby
Too bad. We were in that one all the way, until a stupid penalty by Gorges and an awful read on the PK by Kostopoulos. I don't want to harp on him because he played an otherwise good game, but how do you follow Savard all the way to the net and leave Chara, the guy we should be sticking to like glue, wide open at the point? Brainless.
No problem with Laraque on the first line. He was creating space and playing well and Gainey was trying desperately to spread out our offense by putting Tanguay on the other lines. Our offense is not the reason we lost this game.
As for Plekanec...yikes. It wouldn't be so bad if we had Lang to take some of the heat off him but he is just not cutting it out there, yet again.
Even though I defended the insertion of Brisebois into the lineup, he was a disaster tonight.
Also, aside from his goal, Kovalev was completely invisible. Before anyone says "he was playing with Laraque", so was Koivu and he was one of our best players.
I've been saying it all along, if we can get a split in Boston without Markov I'll be ecstatic. We were never out of this one so that gives me (and hopefully the team) confidence going into Saturday.
Last edited by hototogisu: 04-16-2009 at 08:51 PM.