Video Review: Sabres @ Jets 3.5.12
Goal 1 – Andrew Ladd from Bryan Little (Jets 1-0)
This goal is simple to avoid. All Sekera needs to do is not back up right into Miller’s face and challenge Ladd at the hash marks. Regehr does a good job pushing Little wide and forcing him wide and Miller gives a nice juicy rebound off the Little shot.
Goal 2 – Corey Tropp from Matt Ellis and Brad Boyes (Tied 1-1)
Kudos to Brad Boyes for just getting the puck on net and letting the grinders chip away at it. Clitsome steps up and covers Boyes, but Burmistrov doesn’t cover him in front of the net. Burmistrov is focused on Boyes and Clitsome and lets Ellis just skate by. Hainsey is overwhelmed with both Ellis and Tropp in front.
Goal 3 – Blake Wheeler from Bryan Little and Tobias Enstrom (Jets 2-1)
Ah, yes. The infamous Roy pass. Roy attempts the cross ice pass, but ends up in Pominville’s skates. By the time Pominville gets the puck up to his stick and get the shot off, Enstrom is there to block it. Ehrhoff comes sweeping in way too low and is caught deep. Weber also needs to realize that he has someone behind him and drop back into coverage.
Goal 4 – Chris Thorburn from Bryan Little and Tobias Enstrom (Jets 3-1)
If there is one thing I want from the Sabres defensemen in the offseason is to improve their skating. Regehr just gets blown by here, by Chris Thorburn no less. This is also the second goal where the assists originated from inside the Jets own blue line. The forwards need to do a better job forechecking. The break out passes are just too easy.