– Many of you really feel as if the coaching staff missed a chance to have Galchenyuk at center with Drouin’s absence but he was left on the wing. How can you complain though about that when he had a dominating game? It seemed like he was firing bullets all night. I obviously can’t know how he would have played if we were at center but Galchenyuk was the best forward so there’s no higher place to go than ‘the best player’. He had 5 shots after two periods.
– Paul Byron seemed tireless in this one. The wheels were moving and he was cycling well which always kind of surprises me because he’s so small. Byron is one of the best puck battlers on the team. Time and time again I am reminded winning puck battles isn’t just about size. Mike McCarron is not a good puck battler. Shaw, Gallagher and Byron are. Size matters, sure, but it’s not always in the ways you would think.