It will be interesting to see what the DoPS does. JVR got a $5K fine for a high stick similar to that. The difference would be the intent. Malkin had a malicious intent. Not sure JVR had that kind of intent.
I think they played well. Probably one of the best games I've seen from them all year regardless of the score. If Hart doesn't lose track of the first goal and the ref doesn't blow the whistle on the Flyers goal it's a completely different game. They didn't get the bounces but they outplayed the Pens.
The next 3 games are Wild and Wings x2. Without 6 points Fletch has to start selling.
Then what happens in the next 10 games determines the season. If they can
I agree with you that the next 10 games pretty much determine the season - though I'm not sure it's just about character. Getting another 8-9 wins out of 10 is pretty unsustainable hockey. They had a great streak - but don't forget it came IMMEDIATELY after an 0-6-2 stretch. They could very well get in the same funk now.
9-1-1 looks less impressive when it's combined with the previous streak - 9-7-3. That's losing more games than you win.
Bottom line, it sucks losing to t
You can't bench press the puck into the net.
- Captain Mike
In all honesty, though, Sanheim has been MUCH better defensively than Ghost in my eyes. Of course, both still need work - most of the team does. And last night was not Sanheim's night... but as a general rule, I've found Sanheim to much more sound in his own end.