Weird game. Definitely happy to get the win, but there were long stretches, particularly in the second, where they were outplayed. Still, the persevered and their big guns and goalie got them through. I guess it's hard to want much more in a b2b situation on a western road trip, especially when the second night is against Vegas.
Three tough divisional games in a row coming up...
Love how well Konecny has been playing.
Really though, they should have lost that game. Vegas outplayed them a majority of the time. The Flyers took advantage of relatively few errors, and Neuvirth played like a stud all night.
What really struck me was how good Vegas is. I mean, I see the standings and know they're doing very well, but I never watch them aside from vs the Flyers, so it's all just numbers otherwise. Watching them play last night... I have a hard time thinking many teams in the league can face that and win
No, that's part of Hakstol's system. Defensemen are supposed to be active and get deep into the attacking zone to help drive offense. Even Gudas charges the net from time to time.
Now, whether you believe he's the right player to be doing that is certainly up for debate.