Put another one in the “Great Losing Effort” category. We skated well, had intensity (except for the early stages of the 3rd period), but lost. Missed chances, untimely penalties, and though mistakes are fewer, they invariably happen at exactly the wrong times.Make no mistake, Chicago is a very good team and they got a great [...]December 15th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
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Hitchcock’s latest offensive experiment is paying off! What? No, no — not the Wilson at wing experiment. The “Get The Puck To Commodore” experiment!!! 7 shots on goal, including a beauty from 50 feet to tie the game in the 3rd (aided by a nifty Umberger screen), just when fans thought another great effort was [...]December 12th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
The 5 – 3 loss to Anaheim tonight is a tough one to characterize. Lots of effort, particularly out of the gate when Anaheim had lots of jump after 3 days rest and showed lots of spark. We did a good job of keeping up the frenetic pace and played them to a standoff.Our downfall [...]December 8th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
Last night’s game vs. the Sharks was a tantalizing event that just fell short. Here are my takeaways from the game;The bad . . .Too many penalties — going in we knew we had to stay out of the box, and giving SJ six stabs at it, including 4.5 of them in the second period [...]December 5th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
With Ovechkin and Company coming to town, we need to play smart hockey in our own zone — not giving up the odd man rushes and keeping things spread to the outside. Let Mason take care of the shots from outside by creating lanes for him to see. We have shown we can shut down [...]November 29th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
Heartbreaking game tonight — another great effort goes for naught. The ice was definitely tilted in the CBJ’s favor all night long, time of possession, faceoffs, hits, shots on goal, you name it. Penalty kill was tremendous. Though Phoenix technically got a PP goal, it was a weak lobber that looked like it caromed off [...]November 27th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued