Offenses were decent, but goaltenders were better
A nice blocked shot from Brock Higgs
I don't think anyone wants to see a loss. But last night's game was an entertaining match. Both teams were missing players, both teams skated hard, and both goaltenders played well.
Defensively I thought the K's played well. I was concerned by the number of shots given up in the Orlando series, but any fear of mine of a repeat was quickly squelched.
Without knowing the severity, if Crowder re-aggravated his high ankle sprain, it might be better for him to shut it down, heal, and (hopefully) get ready in time for the playoffs. I've always liked Rizk and am hoping his skill will translate well here. He brings some things with him (skill, willingness to go to the net, long reach, and the mere fact that he has succeeded here) that I hope translates into being a "boost" for the team. I have to confess, however, that there is a "part" of me that wonders if the past dealings (you all know what they are) are absolutely forgotten and both sides are entering this fresh, hoping to just move forward.
Last night's game changed a little on the missed 5 on 3 opportunity. It changed even more when Quaile coughed up the potential break away, then made an awful turnover and created the breakaway goal by Luciani.
But Quaile has done a very good job and has really helped a K's defense that's been torn apart with call-ups.
I thought Nagle played really well, and I think that Graham will start Will on Friday then Nagle on Saturday.
Shootout loss, but an entertaining game.