Discussion in 'Tampa Bay Lightning' started by pursuit81, May 28, 2018.
I will probably have it on the background. Vegas is the only thing keeping me somewhat interested unlike last time when we lost to the Pens.
Yes, especially to see how Vegas matches up against the caps
To the extent that you care, are you pulling for Vegas or just curious to see if they can really do it?
This year I'll watch the NBA Finals.
I don't want to watch the Bettman Golden Knights.
I'm pulling for them. Not that I'm super against the Caps winning it but always hard to want the team that beat you to win.
I'm still shook Holtby shut this team out in back to back games, I'll be watching though.
Not planning to watch, the way Tampa played those last 2 games were brutal.
Brutal, yes, but embarrassing and humbling more than anything else.
Hey vegas can score on Holtby
Brett Connolly has more Stanley Cup finals goals than Stamkos.
Omg is that really true I forgot stammer had none vs Chicago?
Yes, and the reason is, unlike Tampa, they have a bunch of Dmen that can get the puck on net and guys in front to take advantage of Holtby's bad rebound control.
Holtby had juicy rebounds vs us...we just couldn't capitalize.
He looks human vs Vegas.
Sad effort by our team.
From what I saw in the 2nd (last 10-12 minutes) Gallant seems to already have figured out what Cooper never did: if you try a dump-and-chase cycle vs. Washington, they just keep you on the perimeter and clog the front. Vegas is all 1 pass-shot.
Wow what a great Game 1 this has been so far. I’d much rather we lost to the Caps than be the team VGK beat to win a cup in their first season. Because let’s face it, Vegas is the epitome of hard work beating talent
Now, the way we played to lose that last series...we’ll that’s a different story. Hopefully they were embarrassed enough to hold a chip in their shoulder for next season.
Wilson strikes again.
So far neither team looks like they really belong here. Sloppy.
I thought trotz had found some secret defensive strategy to keep our team from scoring, oh wait that was Cooper.
I find they both look like they belong here. It's the salary cap era. Teams like the 16 and 17 Pens are really rare. These guys are just taking advantage of each other's weaknesses in a way I really wish we'd been able to do with Washington.
That's the frustrating thing for me as well. Every time Vegas tries to cycle the puck, they look exactly like we did, and Washington has an easy time. But then Vegas changes it up and starts making one pass for a shot, even if it means they're one-and-done, and suddenly they manage to create chaos in a way we never could.
I still think Washington looks like the better team, but MAF might be the better goalie right now.
It's ****ing frustrating how easy they're making this look in the offensive zone with a roster that doesn't really compare to ours. How is that the same defense that boxed us out for 5 of 7 games? There's no way this is not just Gallant being a better coach than Cooper.
I'm just seeing Washington leaving guys wide open. Let's see if they're that open all series before giving Gallant all the credit. The long layoff effect is hitting both teams this time, hence the bajillion goals.