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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Game Recap: Tampa 11/4/06

What did I say huh? We'd be on the winning side of one of those one day. The win had some negatives in it though. I was hoping a win with great goaltending, which did not occur. Thomas was good, but Toivonen sucked. That isn't such great news, and it could still spell a trade for a top of the line goalie. But, anyways, it was a very exciting game to watch, and Marc Savard played a phenomenal game. If anyone was at the game, they got their money's worth. Nothing like an OT thriller. The best part was, the Bruins never gave up even after being down, that's what makes the good teams great. Lewis didn't BS anything and took Toivonen out when he sucked. Exciting game, but not a "great win." Good to get the points, but it would have meant more if it was a 3-0 win or something where the entire team played well.

3 Stars:

1. Marc Savard (2g, 3a)
2. Glen Murray (gwg, 1a)
3. Vincent Lecavalier (4a)


Blogger Latrappe said...

Hmmm.. Where to start... Toivonnen was plainly brutal on 2 goals. I think it's prove that whatever the offense; it's tough to overcome inconsistency in goal. Last game proved, once and for all, that goaltending is a serious issue here and that, in order to win on a daily bases, PC will have to do something quick since Thomas and Toivennen are not a part of the solution.

The defensive coverage, downlow , was terrible and the guys will have to pick it up sooner then later. Lashoff had another good game and Jurcina didn't look follish at all.

The offense produce for a second straight game and the team was able to avoid an 0 on 8 on the PP which is a very good news. I liked the transition game from the forwards and the line of Savard-Murray and Axelsson was pure dynamite. I guess Lewis was right about the offensive skills of Axelsson. Let's wait a couple of games to see if Axelsson will be able to contribute as much as he did lately.

It was not pretty fro sure but they got the 2 points which was the important thing...

8:54 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

I disagree, Thomas played well last night, he didn't allow a goal in. But yes, Axelsson has been on a hot streak lately and so has my man Marc Savard (I predicted surprise player of the year for the Bruins fans).

8:58 AM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

I didn't say that Thomas was bad. Maybe i was not clear. I simply say that we need something more consistent betweem the pipes in order to win on a daily bases...

9:02 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

Oh, then yes right on the money. That is what I've been saying when try to acquire Giguere. 3.9 million or so for a top tier goalie. Go for it.

9:03 AM  
Blogger neb said...

latrappe - here is where you are wrong on this post....lashoff did not have a good game... he by my count gave up two goals and was resposible for another odd man he wasnt awful but this was not a good game for him, by the way he was -2 and was not on the ice for any of the goals for the bruins.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I didn't say that Thomas was bad. Maybe i was not clear. I simply say that we need something more consistent betweem the pipes in order to win on a daily bases..."

Maybe if you had some facts to back your opionion that Thomas is inconsistent, more people would be ready to agree with you. In my book inconstent means having long streaks where you play poorly. Like Raycroft last year. There was a while last season where Thomas was the best goaltender in the NHL.

Ok, so he wasn't the best consistently. But he was consistently very good, and with the exception of one game this year has has also consistenly been very good. I think he's getting stronger with each game.

Looking just at the stats: you can't judge a goaltender in a vaccum: you have to take into account who's in front of him too.

The bottom line is that I don't think Nabakov is any more consistent. Which of the two is better? I honestly don't know. But consistentcy has nothing to do with it.


12:09 AM  

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