Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates his first period power-play goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammate Sven Baertschi. Certainly, in contrast to Markstrom, an aggressive skater who had holes aplenty Saturday against Calgary.
A week ago, everyone was sure Markstrom had made it after his great turn against the Edmonton Oilers, a superior test, probably, compared to what the Sens offered tonight. And as Woodley points out, if this team is going to do anything this year — you see that first period? "Tommy guns calgary sexual health" it, I could have asked you to put together line combinations before the season and you would have never come up with that trio.
Green actually saw enough in them, they became an integral part of his game plan tonight. Not only were they one of his key top nine lines, they were his first power-play unit. I do know they flashed potential, and not just because they scored two goals, including the one on the power play. They had two quality shots on net with that movement on the power play, scoring on the second sequence below. Always moving the puck. Not an issue it's a sign of greatness pic.
The goal Burmistrov scored on the tip? He tried the same play toward the end of the first on a shift with the Sedins. Nearly worked then, too. He took a puck from behind the Sens net to the point before wheeling back a wrister. Check out how long he waits before actually looking at the net.
If you listen to the audio you can hear Green cracking up just as JPat is asking why JV18 was sat in the third. That will be the last question for a long time about Boeser sitting out, I think. But I am interested in his position on Virtanen.
He looks a little slow. He passes when he should shoot. He ices the puck.
And then out of nowhere he just slashes a guy and runs him over. He gets pushed off the puck with surprising ease behind the net, it turns into a Sens rush and Karlson hits the crossbar. It was that close to being But right after that, seconds later, he goes bar down.