Felt like a lacrosse game.
1. Manny. What's going on with Fernandez? He's been pulled three times this year and has looked poor in the last few games. He won't win the Vezina at this rate. Niklas Backstrom was stellar again in relief. Maybe it's time to think about employing a baseball-type scenario and start Manny for a period or two and then go to the bullpen and have your closer finish the game. Seriously, though, Manny's play has faded and Backstrom has earned some more starts. I'm not saying they should split time ala Roloson-Fernandez, but I think it should be of a more 70/30 split until Manny finds his game again.
2. Barry Trotz. Man, this guy gives me the willies. He looks like a cross between Pat Riley and an undertaker.
3. Somebody get Lemaire a cocktail. To celebrate the win, the end of a long, winding road trip and to forget the awful defense he saw tonight. Better make it a double, Jacques.
4. Yes, I know the Predators got screwed by the refs tonight. Koivu clearly should've received a double-minor high sticking call with about 5 minutes to play, but they missed the call.
Colorado back in St. Paul on Saturday.