They played well last night. Part of it, for sure, is that FYS couldn't bite them on some mistakes, but outside of the first period I thought they all skated really hard, and to me that's the first step in turning it around.
I love the Nieves, PDG, Lynch line. They were our best line in the first period and they could have had several more goals.
DeBlois was awesome last night and it was nice to see him get rewarded as well. In the first period he killed a good minute of a PP by himself.
Rutledge made some good stops. That first goal needs to be saved, but he kept his head in the game and didn't let that one shot turn into 3 or 4 goals, which is progress. Tonight's game is really big for him. It would do wonders for this team to be able to sing the fight song, and it would be huge for Rut's confidence to have back to back good games. We've kind of all suspected that confidence was what was most lacking with these guys, right? The kind of effort they had last night is what it takes to get off the mat.
I give top marks to the new Yost. The old barn looks awesome. Wish I could get back for more games...