DelPen wrote: The Snapshot wrote: NashvilleCat wrote:
DelPen wrote:Don't even care about the streak. Great defensive game. Gave these ******* nothing. And we get Malkn, Letang and Morrow back soon.
This team has changed it's style and effort dramatically. Amazing how much better the goalies look now too, eh?
Let's just say that this team also has confidence now that the goalies are making the saves they should and some that they shouldn't. Amazing how good the D looks when that happens, eh?
The TEAM defense is outstanding right now. Very few mistakes and when everyone commits you get wins.
Absolutley. I always agreed that we were "losing our shape" to steal a soccer term, but in my eyes that happened because everyone was trying to not allow any shot. You can't do too little on D, but you can't do too much either - and you need to believe that your goalie is making the save. When the goalie leaks, the D loses shape trying to cover.
You could argue the opposite on the goalie's behalf, but that falls apart when he gives up sloppy goals. As they showed tonight, they can even accept one lucky or sloppy goal. When we were giving up 4 per, two of them were weak every night.
Fleury and Vokoun are playing better than any tandem in the league right now.