It got behind the goalie too.Damn... Marchand couldn't finish that off...
He was great tonight. Nice win. Again.Ullmark is playing his tits off.
To my untrained eye, there really isn’t a ton of drop off with Zacha at center. They should really look to extend him now to at least have one top 2 center in the fold for next year.And they won without Krejci. Solid end to the road trip.
Gouche was radio, with Beers (mmm, beer). It’s pretty hard to get rid of an entrenched personality, absent some major (e.g. all the networks covering it) gaffe.Hearing Goucher on the youtube highlights makes me so annoyed that we let him go and are stuck with Jack.
I’m surprised to hear that, and would like to know what you see in Zacha.To my untrained eye, there really isn’t a ton of drop off with Zacha at center. They should really look to extend him now to at least have one top 2 center in the fold for next year.
Not only did moving Pastrnak up reform one of the best 200-foot lines in the league, but it also allowed Hall, Zacha and DeBrusk to apply their straight-line speed in transition. Nov. 3 against the Rangers, when Krejci was out with an upper-body injury, the Hall-Zacha-DeBrusk trio struck for a similar rush goal. “Krech, that gives us a lot more dynamic (play) to our lineup,” Montgomery said. “But when Krejci’s not there, it’s a little easier to make that switch at times. I did it in New York. That was in the back of my mind. That line of Zacha, Hall and DeBrusk scored a great goal in New York.”
I appreciate the feedback. I think my view of him being unable to finish is influenced by a NHL compilation video I watched the other week of guys missing empty net shots and Zacha was one of the first clips, and had a similarly open net last week and didn’t convert.Zacha's been really good. He's basically a jack of all trades. He's played LW with Bergy when Marchand was out, filled in as 2C when Krejci has been unavailable, and played both wings on the 3rd line. I wouldn't say Nosek beat him out of a center spot. 4C is a different role than a top 3C. They use Nosek defensively and against the other teams top lines. They don't really care about that line scoring. Zacha is up in a more offensive role.
At 5x5 Zacha is producing 2.36 points per 60 which is 4th highest among Bruin forwards behind Hall, Pastrnak and Frederic. His point total may look average but that's largely due to miminal PP time and he's also probably the only player on the team in a going through some bad shooting luck (hence @The Napkin pointing out that Zacha will never score again).