Okay...just finished watching this on DVR and all I can say is wow! Down 4-1 with less than ten minutes to play and the Preds come back to win in 5-4 in a shootout! Don't have a ton of time right now but some quick thoughts...
Work finally paid off for Jed Ortmeyer. Not only did he have a ton of chances tonight but he has been playing hard all year for us. I have yet to notice him taking a shift off.
Once again Dan Ellis did what any good back up is supposed to do. He gave his team a chance to win. Mason was yanked in the first and Ellis played the rest of the way only giving up two and going to 7-0 as an NHL starter (six with the Preds). Not bad stats...I wonder what the record for consecutive wins to start a career is?
I doubted Trotz when I saw Radek Bonk come out for the first shootout attempt. Bonk is a workhorse in my book not the guy who is going to take goalie out of his skates on a breakaway. He took it five hole and got the goal...so glad I was wrong for doubting!
Martin Erat continues to perform at a high level the game winner and just a solid game by him overall tonight.
Jason Arnott is showing why he was the perfect choice as our captain. Even being down 3-0 he kept playing hard and chippy. I love that type of play from him. He is leading by example.
What a game!!!