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.
Oilers@Pens, a 5-4 win
Something good: Faceoff Excellence. As a team, the Pens won 65% of the draws. Sidney Crosby was the "worst" Penguin percentage wise, at 60%. When your bottom performer is doing that well, you know your team is having a great night in the circle.
Where they need improvement: Focus. While this was not a lapse anywhere near as bad as the Washington debacle earlier in the year, the team took their foot off the gas again. To be far a great deal of Edmonton's comeback was attributable to either them making good plays (Ales Hemsky's goal was sick) or bad luck (2 posts on the 5 on 3), they did let up a bit as well. Sooner or later, they need to learn to play until the final horn. I believe they will. Hopefully it happens sooner than later.
Something good: Goal scorers scoring goals. A pair of goals out of Petr Sykora and Miro Satan, who are are the team for that exact purpose. Nice to see a both former Oilers come back to haunt their old team a bit.