Originally Posted by NoWayOut
All the bad passes, turnovers, and inability to get the puck into the offensive zone and cycle it to create shooting lanes is killing them. They either turn the puck over or they just shoot into a wall of humanity. Gotta shoot where they ain't if your gonna score son.
Yeah Lehtonen and Nilstorp have been men alone on an island when they're in there. Something positive, albeit tiny, is that the last two games they have finally held the opposition to less than 30 shots-on-goal. But still the shots they are allowing are quality shots, and there's only so much any goalie can do in those situations. Plus once again those turnovers all too often hang Kari out to dry.
Yeah. Detroit's PK was doing a really good job of getting in the way of shots and getting in the way of passing lanes. That brief 5 on 3 powerplay the Stars had looked atrocious. Watching it you wouldn't even have known that the Red Wings were down two men. They were hounding the puck carrier and the Stars couldn't handle it.
I really hope they can turn this thing around. I had Benn, Roy, and just recently acquired Eriksson in my one year league. I invested big time in this team hoping they could score some goals but have been greatly disappointed so far =/
Also, crazy how Lehtonen has two amazing highlight reel type saves two nights in a row eh? The second chance opportunity that he managed to get his stick on was awesome.