The Blues absolutely owned that part of their own defensive zone last night. I think that the Predators got maybe 2 or 3 shots total from inside that area. They did a masterful job of keeping everything to the outside and standing the Predators up at the blue line and forcing a dump. Evryone was sacrificing the body and blocking shots, Polak and Jackman in particular. Petro had a very solid game. Picking up Bouwmeester and Leopold for relatively cheap were huge moves by Army, this team looks completely different. Our break outs are night and day compared to before we had those two. Bouwmeester looks more and more comfortable on the top pairing every game, and Leopold does a good job making himself go unnoticed. Solid effort by Elliot, but when you are only getting 15 shots against you that makes your workload significantly easier.
I am loving what I am seeing right now. If we keep this style of play up, we will take the 4th seed. We have 7 of our last 8 games at home, and two of those are against the Avalanche who have already mailed it in this season.
Still, we gotta lock up that playoff spot first.