Thoughts from the game:
- Karlsson continues to struggle and was boo'd by the fans tonight at SBP, ouch!
- Gonchar still has shown the ability that amde him a star, but it's still early, I'm not worried.
- Elliott played pretty well in relief of Leclaire, but was out of position on their 1st goal.
- Eric Staal is REALLY good.
- So is Cam Ward, who made numerous big saves. Without him it could have been 5 or 6.
- Nick Foligno made a questionable head shot type of hit. There wasn't a peanlty on the play but he may get a call from Colin Campbell.
- Nice to see such a pretty tic tac toe goal from the first line finally.
- Kovalev played quite a bit better tonight, at least effort wise, so did Regin.
So the first felt pretty good, though we barely won. But in the end, all that matters is the 2 points, not how ya got em. We have shown signs of strong play without many of our star players performing yet, which is a good sign. On to la bell province on Saturday.
With 2 goals, Mike Fisher wins the night.