Stewie Griffin wrote:Now then, I’m going to do something I call the “compliment sandwich”, where I say something good, then talk about where you need improvement, and then end with something good.
Caps@Pens, a 4-3 loss
Something good: Special teams were awesome. PK=100% (4/4), PP=50% (3/6)
Where they need improvement: Take your pick. A blown 3 goal lead, getting outshot 21-6 in the third, or Ovechkin running Malkin at every turn and no one responding, especially Hal Gill who appeared to pass up two golden opportunities to bury him from my vantage point in C28.
Something good: Malkin's resilience. Despite the physical onslaught from his countryman, Malkin was still a dominant player, racking up 3 points and firing 9 shots on goal.
Leafs@Pens, a 4-1 win
Something good: Malkin contributing 4 helpers, and hitting 200 career points in the process.
Where they need improvement: I honestly don't remember anything glaring, so I'm going with letting Jason Blake, Piece of Crap get an assist on the lone Leaf goal.
Something good: El Sid raking up a hat trick of milestones - getting your 100th goal, 200th assist, and 300th point all on the same night is pretty cool.
Pens@Bruins, a 2-1 shootout win
Something good: The much-maligned Miro Satan scoring his 4th goal in 5 games.
Where they need improvement: Tough to say, as I had a rec league game and missed the game from about 8:45 on. From what I did see, I thought the Pens weren't aggressive enough. The stats seem to bear that out, with the Pens only drawing 3 power plays.
Something good: Malkin delivering the shootout winner.