Funny game to watch.
Great goaltenders' duel.
Great pace and flow, few whistles, few penalties
I liked the refs last night. (They're probably in Bettman's bad books now)
If we had won the game it would have gone down as a classic.
Willie would have earned a star for his goal-line save.
We changed our attack to the periphery again and went back to the dump'n'chase as our default tactic at the blue line.
Yes, we had lots of shots and a few excellent chances but, for the most part, we were shooting from the side, giving a good goalie a small net to defend.
Despite the good flow, our forwards seemed a bit sleepy, the passes weren't crisp, reaction to loose pucks a bit slow, the down low attack wasn't using our point men well enough (or maybe our point men weren't pinching well enough, it's hard to tell.
We played well defensively but we are still missing something on offence.
I thought our offensive success in the last three games was, in part, due to our keeping posession across the blue line, attacking up the middle and crashing the net for rebounds in the scrum.
I was surprised we didn't keep that strategy against a team with defensive injuries.
Was the Edmonton defence really that good last night?
But...other than the final score, it was still an entertaining game to watch.
Hopefully the win will inspire Edmonton to play lights out against the Wild tonight leaving a husk for us to face Friday.