Game thoughts? But it’s so late… Okay…
Overall, a pretty boring game. Almost no hitting, not a lot of scoring. Not a lot of what I’d call quality scoring chances. I don’t recall any spectacular saves by either goalie. Combined with the late start, it was a little bit of a hard game to watch.
With the stalemate that the teams seemed locked in until the final moments, you kind of had to figure that the first team to capitalize on a mistake would be the team to win. In the end, that’s exactly what happened, with Filppula’s game-winner coming on a play where Oiler Dick Tarnstrom got caught flat-footed, allowing Fil to get in behind him.
Not to take anything away from Filppula, though, ’cause that was a beautiful shot.
Talk about a goaltending controversy will only heat up now, with Chris Osgood undefeated on the season, with six wins in six starts. His GAA is around 1.50 (over a full goal less than Dominik Hasek’s) with a save percentage of .930.
The look Osgood has on a regular basis now reminds me of my all-time favorite save. That clip doesn’t show it, but right after that save there was a closeup of Osgood and he seemed completely unfazed by what he had just done. Completely in the zone.