Well we got our one goal lead, and we didn't give up a late one, so a good first for us.
It's nice to see Weber and PK both playing in the same game and with no Picard. The two of them did fine. They combined for 14 minutes of playing time. Considering they don't play together that means we had a rookie out there roughly 70% of the time against a fast, talented forechecking team.
I played close attention to him whenever he was on the ice, and he made a lot of really smart solid plays. Nothing fancy, just competent.
It's so refreshing to see a powerplay actually organized and competent for a change.
Even if we don't score, I don't feel like screaming obscenities at the TV, lol
If Wiz can keep this up, he'll be a major stabilizing force for our PowerPlay and our backend in general.
In general, the team played well that period. A very solid passing game. Only negative is we rarely finished off those plays well. Thankfully, Wiz helps here as well, as the dude is actually not afraid to shoot to puck. I'm so glad to see a guy that actually wants to shoot the puck on the powerplay. In fact, it was almost funny how badly Wiz was trying to get that big first goal, lol.
Love this guy's drive and ambition and obvious desire to shine. He's already coming off as the D version of Cammy to me. He'll definitely fit in Montreal being like that.
"Subban wouldn't make it out here in the west where teams play actual defence and don't just rover around. Its no wonder he broke out in the year where there was no inter conference games." -Pure (Avs fan)