9-5-3 21pts H(5-3-1) A(4-2-2)
Week 5. What a disappointment. 1-2 with Miller making an appearance in all 3. What happened to Patrick Lalime? 6 goals against on 23 shots. Miller was not a lot better. 7 goals against in just over 2 games.
So we picked up 2 more points in the standings and now sit at 6th place in the East, 3 points out of 8-10th.
According to HB fantasy point production:
1st star: Jason Pominville 30 pts
2nd star: Ryan Miller 29 pts
3rd star: Connolly/Mair 23 pts
Underachievers of the week.
Rivet -3 pts
Spacek -4 pts
Thomas Vanek is still in his little slump. Only 1G this week putting him at 13G in 17 GP. Still good enough for a tie for 1rst in the NHL with Semin. We need him to get on the scoreboard some more this week to lead the team out of its funk. A couple of weeks ago Miller was on top of the league with his stats. Now he is 11th in GAA and 11th in Sv%. What happened to our new highly touted defense first system. Did we throw it out the window?
Wednesday @ Boston(10-3-4)24pts(5-1-1 at home)
Friday vs Philly(7-6-4)18pts(4-2-3 on the road)
Saturday vs NY Islanders(6-9-2)14pts(3-3-1 on the road)
Notable no shows in the point column this week:
Afinogenov, Kotalik, Stafford
0pts, -8, 6PM, 13 shots combined
Stat of the week:
Vanek -5, Roy -6, Paille +1
Lalime 7.961GAA, .739Sv%
Stat of the year:
RW are a combined -14 on the year.
(Pominville, Kotalik, Afinogenov, Stafford, Kaleta)
Stats say we need 94 pts for a playoff spot:
21 down, 73 to go
Week 4 brought us dismal defense and a horrible team effort. Will they right the ship in week 5?