No loss is good at this point, but this one hurt them big time. Tankers and NJ win, NYR win the night before and it sure looks like it will be at Tankville in round 1. I don't like. Sunday's euphoric win kind of clouded what has been happening of late.
They are getting killed in the 1st, falling behind 2-0 and having trouble digging out of those holes because the offense is still sputtering badly. That falling behind trend and NOT being ready for games is certain death come playoff time. Thay have only 5 regulation goals in the last 3 games, I don't like what I'm seeing from what should be a higher scoring team. Maybe their concentration on D is the reason.
So goes G, so goes the offense and his lack of scoring and decision not to shoot when he gets chances are killing them on O. Breezy can only do so much and he's simply not getting enough offensive support to beat the likes of Pissburgh in a playoff round. They come at you in waves and were it not for Ilya, we lose on Sunday.
Last night was a bad home loss and in 2 weeks, I think they may be sorely needing those 2 points.
Posted on Mar 21, 2012, 6:57 AM from IP address 126.96.36.199