But seriously, all kidding aside... good for bert. The man had 82 shots on goal going into the matchup and only 4 goals. It was nice to see him finally get some quality shots and put a couple in behind JS. Giggy. Plus, that OT goal speaks for itself... that'll be on ESPN tonight.
Some other positive points from the win:
- Stewie had at least two MAJOR hits, nice to see him step up when the opportunity presents itself.
- More on Stewie: he had arguably his best defensive game tonight, great job being aware of the loose puck late in the third... he honestly saved the game.
- Speaking of saving the game, hats off to big E and Helm for getting to the goal line to save the puck from rolling in for a goal
- Leino didn't play like a total ass (more to come on him next post)
- Datsyuk actually tried to "do more shoot", too bad his stick didn't agree with his choice to shoot more... time for a new stick Pav.
Overall, it was nice to see a full 60+ minute effort that finally paid off. Howard played well, the D played well, the offense EVENTUALLY clicked. The only real negatives were the faceoff dept. and poor PP%, but I will take terrible numbers in those categories with a win any day.