Tocchet praised rookie G Dustin Tokarski, who made five saves in the third period Saturday night (his NHL debut). But G Antero Niittymaki will start in net Monday against Carolina. "Nitty deserves to play again," Tocchet said. "He had a tough night, so let's see how he responds."
Lets just start with 1 tonight then worry about 2. Losing to the cats twice really sucks. But losing to the canes is a whole different pile. We had better win tonight.
While I don't disagree, we can't still be taking babysteps more then halfway through the season if we want a shot at post-season action. We need a winning streak now before we fall too fast out of the race. Realistically, using this season and the last two as a precedent, this isn't the year of the return to the playoffs. I really hope I'm wrong though.
how\when did this happen? i missed saturday night's game - is Malone really in the Tanguay Zone these days?
Its not what you think, its just that Malone has played exceptionally well with them (he seems to play well no matter what line hes on) and his play (the big guy, very physical) fits that line well since Sz is too small and Bochenski is more of a finisher.