GDT: 12/10/19 - 7:00PM EDT - Tampa Bay @ Florida

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  1. Hint1k

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    4 points exactly. It looks like Tampa prioritizes games this season by importance. The games that costed 4 points against the direct competition for the playoff spot considered the important games. Bolts showed up for every game like this this season and won every single one of them so far. They probably will not win all of them, but its a good idea to use that kind of approach.
     
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    Agreed and really liked the move to save Vasi for this game!

    Great win and well-deserved!
     
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    Shoot, how I forgot to mention that. Thanks!
     
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    Remember. Hedman didn't really break out until he was late 22/early 23, and serg just turned 21.
     
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    Thought as much.

    Onya Rutta
     
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    FinnLightning26 Death and no taxes

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    Got nervous there at the end but we played a good game and got the points against a team we're chasing.
     
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    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

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    He is a top pairing defenseman right now
     
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    I actually agreed. Call on the ice was bad but I didn’t see enough to overturn it in the replays (one angle looked high but Connolly was also bent over a bit)
     
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    Not gonna say best, but he’s been much better than advertised (defensively and offensively) and better than some people here seem to want to admit defensively.
     
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    So looking forward we have the Caps twice in the next week or so. Then things do ease up a bit in the rest of December and into January. February looks like it could be a difficult month but it looks like it eases up again in March. I think this is a playoff team if we dont go beginning of the season play again. They look like they are finding their stride. Wouldnt surprise me to see them go on a run.
     
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    The good thing is we get Boston the night after they play the Caps, so we probably get a backup for that, and DC to Tampa travel is probably a solid 3 hour flight (really odd schedule for a b2b). So they should be tired and hopefully a little bruised. If we're going to beat them, that's the right situation to do it.
     
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    Halak is starting against the Caps unfortunately, we get Rask.
     
  14. VinikToWinIt

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    Trying to keep us down, eh?
     
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    It's essentially 4 point win for them. Put your best foot forward.
     
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    Good, just gotta get him mad. Whenever he gets upset he gets waaaay off his game. Need to get crash the net and bump him a little.
     
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    Cirelli's gonna Kreider
     
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    I think most of us believed Sergachev would eventually break out. It's just... this isn't a baby step. He looks like a different player.
     
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    So, a day later and this still feels to me like our most complete performance of the year, despite the score. I don't think Florida had more than 4 or 5 high risk chances all night.
     
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    Guy Boucher used Hedman horribly. Basically the opposite usage of Serge - all defensive situations, no PP, few offensive zone starts. With Hedman it was about giving him the opportunity. With Serge it was more about him making the most of the opportunity he *has* been given. Now, maybe that's why Hedman is such a superb defender on top of having great offense, but he was just not given the chance to show his offensive flair.

    And - all credit to him, he's making the most of it.
     
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    Vassy came up huge during those early power plays for florida. I think thats where the majority of their chances came from other then the final 2 min of the game.
     
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    Agreed. I think we were easily the better team in the 1st period, but that was the only period where we really gave them a sniff.
     
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    We need to figure out a way to get Kuch and Pointer going again. Maybe a high octane game like Boston might do it. Maybe Kuch' Russian rivalry with Ovechkin might spark him. But if we play like we did against Florida, and those two get going, we should go on a run. If we can string a 4 or 5 game win streak, we'll be back in the running for a spot. I don't think we have won a more than 3 games in a row all season?
     
  24. DaBolts

    DaBolts Win IT ALL or Don't Come Home

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    A little over 2 hours in the air, 1 hour on the tarmac, 1 hour in the airport because D.C. TSA hates Boston, then 2 hours to circle the Tampa airport because we hate them more than the Caps.
     
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    Maybe Paquette can loosen his skate blades in the middle of a scrum.
     

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