How big is this game? Big enough that another abysmal showing would shake even the most patient apologists. Losing streaks happen, blowouts happen, injuries happen -- but repeatedly not showing up doesn't happen without raising deeper questions. Upon further review, the Ottawa game was a small step toward normalcy; this one needs to be a helluva lot better than that. I suspect it will be but ... against Philly's form right now, is that enough?
I'm traveling and won't be around for this one, so tell me how it goes. For those who like the after-game recap stat links (Event Sum/Corsi etc.), they're posted up top for now, and we'll do a proper record-keeping in the morning.