The offense is struggling at times, the defense is hopeless and our starting goaltender is confused. You would be too if your coach tells you,"Your in goal tonight." I really don't get what Terry Murray is doing with our goaltender. After Jonathan Quick starts a hard fought game against the goon squad (Anaheim Ducks) in which he stopped every shot except 1 goal and loses in the shootout, HE HAS HIM IN GOAL TONIGHT!!! I plead with Terry Murray," PLEASE, give Quick a game off, your OVERWORKING HIM!!"
Before his last game, he lost 3-2 @ Minnesota were he had 17 saves with 20 shots, with a save % of .850 and a GAA of 3.07. then there was the 4-1 loss against Dallas were he had 22 saves with 26 shots, with a save % of .846 and a GAA of 4.00. Before that, there was the 1-3 loss against St. Louis were he had 22 saves with 25 shots, save % of .880 and a GAA of 3.06. Finally, there was that 3-4 overtime loss to Colorado were he had only 13 saves on 16 shots, with a save % of .813 and a GAA of 9.93 and he didn't even last the FIRST PERIOD.
Now I'm not blaming everything on Jonathan Quick and Terry Murray, but more than half the blame is on the offense and the horrific defense. I'm not going to talk about the defense because this is a fan post, not a book report. The only thing I will say about them is they lack focus and seem at times they forget which team they're playing for. The offense is something I will talk about. Here are some numbers on offense.
Tonight's game They were 4 for 40 shots on goals, with 29 for 54 on face-offs wins and 1 for 3 on Power Play Goals. The previous game against the Ducks, they were 1 for 33 SOGs, with 28 for 56 FOWs and 1 for 2 PPGs. Before that, the game against Vancouver they were 8 for 30 SOGs, with 34 for 64 FOWs and 2 for 5 PPGs. Then before that, the game against Nashville they were 2 for 31 SOGs, with 35 for 61 FOWs and 0 for 1 PPGS.
Now these numbers are about average and we all know the Nashville, Vancouver and tonight's game they won. So why would I post these numbers? I think there is some sort of conspiracy with our defense. I think they're blowing these games because either they're jealous with Quick, or they just don't like their head coach. I think they force Murray to start Quick for tonight's game just to prove some point to them. Whatever the case, some way, some how, they need to get focused and start working for the prize. LORD STANLEY'S CUP.