BoltProspects Community Forums  

Go Back   BoltProspects Community Forums > Hockey Talk > Game On!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-07-2019, 05:02 PM
Sotnos's Avatar
Sotnos Sotnos is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Posts: 13,588
Default Bolts vs Wild 3/7 7:30 pm

From NHL.com:

The Tampa Bay Lightning can clinch a berth in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs when they play the Minnesota Wild at Amalie Arena on Thursday.

The Lightning will be the first team to qualify this season with a win and a regulation loss by either the Montreal Canadiens or Columbus Blue Jackets. They also can clinch with one point and regulation losses by the Canadiens and Blue Jackets.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-07-2019, 05:16 PM
TexasBolt's Avatar
TexasBolt TexasBolt is offline
Vincent Lecavalier's Lifetime Contract
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 3,245
Default

Columbus at Pittsburgh tonight, and Montreal at San Jose.

__________________
"Oh good ****ing God, there is a gas leak on HFB." - ChaseSpace after reading a pile of Stamkos insanity, 6/28/11
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-07-2019, 07:22 PM
aapbolt aapbolt is offline
Cooper's Law
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4,595
Default Persevere

Let’s go Bolts persevere and get through the clutching and grabbing and score baby just score.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-07-2019, 10:10 PM
ZeykShade's Avatar
ZeykShade ZeykShade is offline
Cooper's Law
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 4,134
Default

That went about as I expected. Top two lines just floating around for most of the game searching for their fucks. They were clearly fresh out of fucks to give.

4th line was best line for majority of the game. Erne likely broke his hand again, so all hail the return of Callahan!
__________________
The problem with today’s world is that everyone believes they have the right to express their opinion AND have others listen to it.
The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstrably nonsense! - Brian Cox
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-07-2019, 10:38 PM
Derek28 Derek28 is offline
Evan Oberg's Frequent Flyer Miles
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 3,991
Default

The way I see it, you need three components to beat the Lightning.

1) You have to play a near perfect defensive game (especially in the neutral zone and on zone entries.

2) You have to have a goalie that doesn't give up a soft/bad goals.

3) Even if you get #1 and #2, the bolts have to not be playing their A game.

If you get all three of those things, you have a chance to beat the bolts. I still believe it's going to be tough for an opposing team to get all of that 4 times in a 7 game series.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-07-2019, 11:23 PM
pete's Avatar
pete pete is offline
BP Staff
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 12,903
Default

Minnesota has above average team speed, which is what you need to apply the kind of backchecking pressure they did tonight. That was the secret sauce, IMO, and not every team has the racehorses to pull that strategy off. Most teams try to pull that strategy off through clutching and grabbing alone. Minnesota did a lot of that heavy lifting with speed and tenacity and playing mostly clean hockey.
__________________
S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-Stammermeter 2018-2019: 45
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-08-2019, 01:23 AM
the_narrow_way's Avatar
the_narrow_way the_narrow_way is offline
Cooper's Law
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 4,859
Default

One of the ways to beat MIN's defensive alignment is to dump and chase. I didn't see TB doing that. The played right into their hands all night.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-08-2019, 09:03 AM
goldenbolt goldenbolt is offline
John Grahame's Designated Driver
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 434
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_narrow_way View Post
One of the ways to beat MIN's defensive alignment is to dump and chase. I didn't see TB doing that. The played right into their hands all night.
This is why Pond Hockey style works great and is all oh la la and everything's okey dokey. Then the real season starts and what we see is inept play from the stars with the fancy smancy passes to nowhere, D that is stick checking from behind as multiple opponents go to our net.
It is the same recipe that kicks our ass each and every playoff series. This coaching staff in year whatever still has not learned there is a difference when it comes to playoff style games. Last night looked like a practice for the golf links in mid-april.

I know they were tired, and overworked too much on their minds..... blah blah blah...... They will the next game play 60 minutes of 200 foot hockey. wooo hooo
__________________
The journey starts
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-08-2019, 09:06 AM
BurnTHalO's Avatar
BurnTHalO BurnTHalO is offline
Steven Stamkos' One Timer
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Marietta, OH
Posts: 7,059
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by goldenbolt View Post
This is why Pond Hockey style works great and is all oh la la and everything's okey dokey. Then the real season starts and what we see is inept play from the stars with the fancy smancy passes to nowhere, D that is stick checking from behind as multiple opponents go to our net.
It is the same recipe that kicks our ass each and every playoff series. This coaching staff in year whatever still has not learned there is a difference when it comes to playoff style games. Last night looked like a practice for the golf links in mid-april.

I know they were tired, and overworked too much on their minds..... blah blah blah...... They will the next game play 60 minutes of 200 foot hockey. wooo hooo
Each and every playoff series, huh?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-08-2019, 10:22 AM
Puckhead's Avatar
Puckhead Puckhead is offline
Curtis McElhinney's Game Worn Jersey
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 2,116
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_narrow_way View Post
One of the ways to beat MIN's defensive alignment is to dump and chase. I didn't see TB doing that. The played right into their hands all night.
Derek, Pete and Narrow are, in their specific observations, all correct in summarizing this game. And yes, we all know very well that “playoff hockey” is much like what you saw last night. ( in what was essentially a 1-0 loss)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2005-2008, BoltProspects.com. All Rights Reserved.