They have been impressive in a couple of games. I'm shocked at how terrible they have been lately. I think Chicago has their number.
Yeah, in general I don't think our defensive oriented guys are having a great series. We started strong, when the forecheck disrupted them. But when we let them get the zone our guys have been really burnt a few times. Of course, high skill teams like The Blackhawks are more likely to expose any flaws. Mostly mental breakdowns though, which sucks.
What a pass by Hornqvist to set the invisable man up. Imagine if he played all six games.
Gorgeous hip check from Hammer.
I hate Smithson! I want him gone so bad. And not because of one incident. This crap from him happens so often. We get back in the game, crowd going nuts, Rinne starting to get some confidence and then a weak penalty and it all goes out the window. If we lose this game thats the turning point.
Lets get it back and slow things down. We will not win a shoot out style game against Chicago.
That's Smithson's 3rd penalty of the playoffs and he had 12 minors total for the regular season. Perception ... meet reality.