Just got in, what's happening? I see we're down 3-0, is that an actual indicator of the play so far?
Bad luck offensively. Poor offensive zone choices and giving up shots for the perfect play. A couple posts were hit. A lot of bad pinches being made. Budaj isn't a very good goaltender. A blown full 2 minute 5-on-3.
From the little I've watched and looking at the box score, I'm guessing Martin isn't matching lines tonight. Kostitsyn-Desharnais-Gallagher as a unit can't handle that kind of defensive responsibility as a unit.
Its the pre-season so I do not care if we end up 1-8. I remember we were 7-0 in the pre-season 10 years ago and we ended up with a losing record with 70 odd points. Are they ready to play on game one? That is the most important consideration.
EDIT: The refs seem to be in mid-season form .
The question is: how do the other teams prepare their players for game one? It seems that our preparation is more flawed than that of the Bolts.