Discussion in 'Tampa Bay Lightning' started by TheDaysOf 04, May 19, 2018.
That's what happens when you're trying not to. Always the way.
You're subjective opinion vs last two Norris winners. Hmm...........
true G seems to be in pain always..
well yeah he's not doing the thing here so...
They don’t look very excited, but that’s probably a good thing.
Girardi does that wincing thing every time. He's messing around. I watch these post game celebrations everytime and he's done it like 5 times lol. He's aware the camera is there.
yeah I mean I didn't know he enjoys acting funny like this much!
Well. Better get that ordered for her.
This is spooky.
Mishkin: "When the Lightning were really good, they scored 3 goals. When the Capitals were really good, they scored 2. And there's the difference."
To me, this game didn't look like Games 3 and 4. In those games, we won despite getting outplayed badly. This game looked more like textbook Cooper hockey. We were aggressive until we got a lead, went into a defensive shell, and then became sort of selective with our aggression and pressure. It felt like a very routine Lightning win, whereas Games 3 and 4 felt like lucky wins.
We took zero penalty!!Zero!!
That was huge especially when Caps were desperate to catch up.
Let's keep playing disciplined!!
1st time we really looked dominant and the "real" bolts, on that 1st period.
Not surprised Coop put them into the shell after the 3-0 lead.
Close it out on game 6 boys.
Big shout out to Paq and Callahan. They were FANTASTIC.
Agree with ^ , the 4th line is rolling right now. They scored 2 goals against the Ovechkin line + Orlov pair.
He is a complete jokester. Always screwing around.
What I don’t understand is why with 5 minutes to go you aren’t pressing them slightly with your forwards. Just sitting back and letting them make passes in your zone. Dangerous way to play.
I guess they play that song every time after they win?
Much under appreciated from Ranger fans (particularly at the end) what he brings to a team and what he brings to the room. Pulling for him to win a Cup. I told y'all when you you signed him last year that he's still got a lot to offer a team if he's used the right way. And here you are on the verge of the Cup Final and the Rangers had a yard sale at the trade deadline. End the Caps in DC and beat Vegas (probably) for the Cup. Good luck the rest of the way!
We're at the same point we were in 2016 against the Pens, up 3-2 after 5. Hopefully Game 6 being on the road will have us more focused than we were then. Also no friggin disallowed goal on offside review please!
This is exactly what I was thinking. I hate to be that guy but I have a bad feeling going into these next two games. Don't know why, but I 100% expect the Caps to win tomorrow forcing a game 7. Then it's a toss up. In a one-and-done I give the upper hand to the better team (not the home team). In this case the Caps have been the better team the majority of the series.
Callahan mentioned the Pens series. I am sure this is in the back of their minds. Don't take the foot off the throat
Winning a Norris doesn't mean you are a smart mobile defenseman. Burns is exhibit A, B, and C.
Winnipeg has some great defenders, but Vegas is eating them alive with their forecheck because they aren't very mobile. It was ridiculous how many times Byugflien whiffed on a pass due to pressure.
Skate the puck out of danger and connect on a good breakout pass. It's just like taking care of a blitz in football.
We can debate the minutia of our particular points of view all day, but your original point, I think, was that Vegas hasn't seen a "smart and mobile defense" and mine is simply this; Vegas saw every team in the league during the regular season and along the way they I'm sure they ran up against some pretty good defensemen, including smart and mobile ones, yet came away with 109 pts. Now they have won two playoff series and are on the verge of winning a third. Whatever marginal difference that may exist between YOUR ideal, prototypical S&M defensemen and the defensemen they have already seen and beaten isn't that great. Vegas has proven they can succeed against anyone, regardless of style, and if they manage to hold on vs Wpeg they will be a formidable opponent for either the Caps or the Bolts, quite possibly even the favorite given the way Fleury is playing.