I too would call it the best 60-minute team effort, and therefore, the best game of this season.
They played with jump, speed, passion, desperation, intensity, ... any number of good adjectives would work here.
They hurled themselves into the game, winning races for the puck, winning battles, winning position on the ice, getting on to the fore check and getting back for the back check...it was a great game to watch from our perspective.
Luongo was making the stops and, even though his rebound control wasn't exactly Luongoesque, the skaters, focussed and intense, were clearing the puck before the Avs could pounce.
I love Tom & Shorty's zeal but Tom has gotten into the habit of deriding any player who is assessed a penalty. Quite often he is absolutely out to lunch on that.
The big question is whether or not we can duplicate that effort Thursday and whether we can keep the effort going if we get behind.
How many wins would we need for the team to really start believing in itself again?
The last few games we've beaten ourselves but, if we can keep playing at that intensity level, other teams will have to beat us and it won't be fun.
Saturday, vs the Avs, we were the team we expected to be this year.
I'm finally looking forward to the next game....
...and the one after that too