That’s really the huge problem this team is having right now. They are doing a LOT of good things. Moving the pucks, getting teams to move side to side, possessing the puck, cycling, getting below the hash marks and working the defenseman in deep, finding the outlets when they run out of space, keeping pucks alive.
But….we can’t friggin finish!
It really sucks right now because you know Rick Nash would have been a difference maker in a game tonight. If that was Nash on that rush rather than Kreider, you know Nash puts it in (all respect to Kreider who has played terrific as of late). But, again, it is what it is, and this team just can’t seem to finish.
Theres one thing that really seems painfully obvious when you have a team like our who can’t score. You can’t afford to have 2 guys who are absolutely clueless in the offensive zone (Pyatt and Boyle) getting big minutes when you’re down a goal. They bring nothing to the table offensively, and frankly they’ve just been average defensively at best. The big boys haven’t really done much to earn their ice time this year, and you have to wonder just how many more chances these guys are gonna get before AV finally sits them.
AV, why did Miller sit instead of Mashinter…please explain what the hell that kid does out there to deserve any ice time at all.