RoyalDude wrote:Is getting outshot 43-22 the true definition of Shut Down Hockey? More like Goalie Shut Down Hockey. Ginger saves the day, right after Luongo saved the day.
Correct me if I'm wrong but did I not also see a stat last night saying that the Avs blocked 20+ shots last night? We were putting rubber towards the net but if a team is desperate and willing to sell their bodies like a $5 hooker to block shots sometimes things look more lopsided than they were.
3 break aways, multiple very good chances. Also, even though the Av's had 43 shots, how many of them were really quality scoring plays. Without knowing the actual statistics it looked pretty much even (them & us) to my eye.
I thought Tanev did very well up in the #1 defensive pairing. MAG is exciting in the way a rollar-coaster with a squeaky wheel bearing is and Salo looked tired mentally. More mistakes than usual. Ginger was awesome. Pitching back to back shut-outs between Lou and Ginger is awesome - feels like that old song "Anything you can do, I can do better..."
I was happy with Kassian last night too. Kid is damn hard to move off the puck, played a good physical game and kept up not too bad. Like the saying goes "first you work, then you score". I see him putting in the work so I am willing to be patient.
Assuming the post-game stuff I heard is correct, I think Ginger gets Dallas on Friday and Lou gets to end the Flames season on Sat. Ginger tends to excel vs. the Stars and ditto Lou vs. the Flames.
Lastly, I liked the interviews with MG about why the team went this route and him saying point blank I don't like this style but you can't beat the refs