Hard to really put this game into the typical format just because nobody made any sens(e) tonight and the report would be more of an angered rant than a piece of literary genius. For the fifth straight game, Alfredsson was out and his teammates looked like they were somewhere else, too. All the players that you exepct will step up with increased ice time are actually floundering worse than when they had third line time. Again, it is hard to pick out a particular player that had a disappointing game because they were all terrible. The silver lining, if you can call it that, is that after Emery was pulled, Gerber didn't allow a goal. That isn't to say that he looked good in there, but the puck stayed out. The problem is that is too pressure free to get any confidence out of that. Suer, his job was to stop the bleeding, but its a pretty different game at 6-0 then it is at 0-0.
The question now is to figure out why this team is so lifeless out there. And it isn't the road trip because they've played like this for five games now!
Ups and Downs: Week 16
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