Hockey Widow wrote:Nice to see Hank get 3 points tonight. That was not a bad line with Burrows and Lappy. The only problem is that is reduced our 4th line to minimal ice time. Perhaps went eh playoffs start and we have players like Bitz and Reinprecht (sp) we will be able to put together a decent 4th line again. That is if Dank can't go.
I wonder if putting Dank with Kesler and Booth is worth a shot? They have been ice cold since they lost Higgins to the shut down line. I mean Higgins alone has out scored Kesler and Booth combined since the change.
Anyway, nice to see a 5 goal performance especially against the Stars. We have had trouble with them this year so it is encouraging that in such an important game for them we were able to put on that performance.
A word about Luongo. He has matured this year. I don't ever recall him pulling himself because of a nagging injury. For him to put the team first like that and say he just didn't feel right and needed the night off IMHO is huge for a guy with such an ego. Good on him. And Lou, if the neck still hurts tomorrow no problem, let Cory take that one too and get more rest.
5 wins in a row after an OT loss to Chicago. 11 out of 12 possible points. Anyone still worried?
Yes..getting Lappy back to the 4th line would help it; Daniel would help the 2nd; & Luongo's maturing helps the team. Luongo was a distraction we didn't need in the SCF.
Also, splitting Dank up & mixing them with bigger/nastier players makes them a less inviting target.
I'll be worried until we get to the end. It's part of the entertainment.
Burrows-Henrik-Kassian/Bitz + Booth-Kesler-Daniel please.