Thirty blocked shots. Thirty-nine saves for Carter Hart. Three straight penalties killed in the third period, including a major that bled over from the previous stanza. A hat trick for Sean Couturier. Five hundred (and one) assists for Claude Giroux.
Who the hell is this team?
Is it frustrating that the team is showing signs of life now that they’ve dug themselves into contention for Jack Hughes? Absolutely. But what am I gonna do, get mad at a win? I try to put it all into perspective, mostly by singing the praises of franchise savior Hart, who earned his fifth career win with a phenomenal performance, on Wednesday night’s postgame.
Oh yeah, and a little more good news: Jori Lehtera was assessed that aforementioned five-minute major, as well as a game misconduct, for boarding Ryan Donato late in the second, so there’s a chance he won’t be in the lineup for a bit. Who am I kidding? The law can’t catch up to Jorald.