It was an encouraging game to me because even though we got down by a couple goals and had a player injured, we fought back and made it not close by the end. And even when they were down 2-0 they were still playing pretty well overall.
I love Rohlfs up at forward. That had to be one of his best games in a Michigan uniform (his first game on defense down at BGSU last year would be right there as well). He looks like he hasn't missed a beat in moving up front. He and Fardig each had 5 shots on goal last night. Nice to see those guys chipping in on the offensive end. Rohlfs had a couple that could've gone. Montville didn't look out of place at all back on D, and I really feel that the defense has been better since they started switching guys around during the game.
Kal looked like Bobby Orr on the goal he scored. Too bad the photo on MGoBlue wasn't taken a half second later or it would've been perfect....
The power play looked a lot better tonight, even though they only converted on a delayed penalty, and were 0-3 overall. They had a lot of good movement, they worked it down low some, we even saw Ebbett behind the net if I'm not mistaken (someone was!). Still too many low-percentage shots from the perimeter that have no chance of getting through.
Hensick had the jump back tonight. 2 assists, +3 on the night. I'll take it!
Absolutely love Kolarik, Ebbett, and Kal together. That line was just phenomenal. Chad especially has been excellent for the last few weekends. It scares me to think of what this team would be doing if he actually WAS out for the season.....
Nice to see Digger rewarded with a couple of goals. Kid works hard every shift. He had a great PK early in the game too.
Cook played another pretty darn good game actually. As DCNole mentioned, he didn't play that 2 on 1 so well, but Mitera really hung him out to dry on that one. He had a couple of nice hits throughout the game. It's nice to see him FINALLY using his body more and more often. It's like ever since he scored that goal he's been playing with 10x more confidence, and it's showing in his game.
The defense as a whole played pretty well. Only gave up 10 shots total in the 2nd and 3rd period after giving up that many in the first. Billy made some big stops and could really only be faulted on the 2nd goal. Overall a pretty good night as a whole.
One other note: To the people on the glass in section 17....if you're going to jock my style with the dry-erase board on the glass, come up with something more creative than this. At least say who you're talking to. Bastards caught a puck that would've been right in my hands too, if I had my seats from the last 3 years. Grr!