I agree, a pretty darn good game.
Wow, Koltsov with no visor = a bit better! However, my 10 year old cousin STILL has better hands! Actually, who has worse hands, Koltsov or Endicott?
The second line played great tonight! LeClair, Malone and Koltsov got a lot of ice, and well deserved! If LeClair played like he's been playing lately, i'd gladly welcome him back next year. He even looked like he was having fun tonight! Make him a 3rd liner, with PP duties next year if he can continue.
Hilbert can really fire the puck, he needs to shoot more!
Crosby was great again tonight, what vision, what passes!
I really think Nordgren deserves a chance on the 3rd line. I really like his play when he's out there. He looks like Malone, but he's WAY faster, with quicker feet, and he's pretty damn strong too. He needs to be given a shot with someone other than Endicott. Endicott could make Gretzky look bad!!
The D was pretty decent tonight and I have to agree with the Isles announcers, Orpik played really well.
Ouellet had a few nice plays, but still needs to be playing with a playmaker to be effective. Surovy on the other hand is really losing it.
Slowly but surely we're seeing the maturity of our younger players, or new players to the NHL level. Orpik, Whitney, and Scuderi are looking more confident on the ice, when compared to earlier in the season. Malone is starting to look more like Malone, Koltsov is slowly coming around where he's actually doing something out there, and Armstrong is just playing like Colby! I really like this kid and I think he's going to be a special player for us in a few years.