Ehlers is so good in OT with the extra space. I’m glad Maurice has finally started playing him consistently. Copp and Perreault? I guess you kind of have to put them out there when you deplete your bottom 6 with old, slow guys.
I didn’t hear anything about Harkins being hurt, but I don’t know. Looks like Poolman is back tonight, so I’d be shocked if Niku isn’t the odd man out, even though I think he’s looked solid. I’d pull Beaulieu, but doubt Maurice will.
I agree, I hope to see some changes tonight. The easiest to make would be on the 4th line. I’d love to see a line of Harkins, Gustafsson and Vesalainen.... I know that will never happen, but at least 2 of those guys should get injected into the lineup. Bring some speed and skill into the bottom half and let them develop.
I agree that Morrissey hasn’t been what we have grown to expect, but I think a lot of that has to do with him having to constantly adjust to a new partner. It’s been musical chairs beside him all year and I think he’s trying to do too much. We all know he has the skill... Maybe give him a partner and stick with it, so they can build some chemistry.
Strong come back and win, after another sluggish start.
I’m surprised no one has mentioned Beaulieu’s terrible play on Montreal’s 3rd goal. Talk about a fish out of water... Just a crazy awkward attempt to... I’m not even sure what he was attempting to do. That goal came right after we finally got on the board, so it could have been a real momentum killer. No idea how he gets paired with Morrissey. I’m not hating on him, but he’s not a top 4 defender.