Last night was rough. It was a little better because Ryan Ellis was activated off IR. It’s great to see the redbeard back on the ice. He noted in post-game interviews that he feels like this is a different team than the one he was playing with 20 games ago before his injury. This quote in particular stood out to me:
“When I got hurt, every night was a battle, and we were working, but nothing was happening for us. Tonight, I mean, it felt like years past where we were just buzzing in the O-zone, making good plays, getting chances, and obviously we didn’t connect on any…but it felt, one, good to be back, but two, I think the way the team played, it was definitely not the result, but the identity was there.