Here are some notes I took from this game:
Pavel Zacha – 6-3, 215 – C – On the first line with John Quenneville and Marian Studenic. Quick accurate passes and he was off and running. Wrist shot was crisp on the power play. Creating with passes on the power play. On PK. Showed great stickhandling in the offensive zone. Winning draws. Set up the first goal of the game with a pass to Studenic for a wrist shot goal.
Mackenzie Blackwood – 6-4, 215 – G – Making the routine saves. Made great 2nd and 3rd saves early. Couldn’t lock down the game.
Michael McLeod – 6-2, 195 – C – Weak on the wall. Turnover on risky, borderline fancy play in his own end. Had a nice scoring chance turned aside by Lyon. A solid wrist shot. Laid a big hit against the boards.
John Ramage – 6-0, 201 – D – Hard one-timer. Likes to shoot. His shot gets through traffic as well.
Josh Jacobs – 6-2, 200 D – Not much on his wrist shot. Safe clears. Solid on the PK. His skating is about NHL quality.
Mikhail Vorobyev – 6-2, 206 – C – Nice offensive chance on the PK. Stickwork was solid. Passing was too fancy and borderline risky at times.
Phillippe Myers – 6-5, 212 – D – Slick on the power play with his passing. Solid in all facets of the game. He’s getting more well-rounded at this point in his development.
Philip Samuelsson – 6-2, 194 -D – Slapper was on net. Played well with Myers. Skating seems improved.
Alex Lyon – 6-1, 196 – G – Was calm in traffic. Quick stick saves. Quick glove. Gave up an ugly goal from inside the redline. Not paying attention. A few plays before the Ramage bounced one from that area to test him.
Connor Bunnaman – 6-3, 214 – C – Needs work on face-offs. For a big center, this seems like his weak spot.