Thoughts on Game 47 (5-1 loss to Atlanta)
-- I like how Babcock went with three lines in the second and third periods.
-- I understand putting Hasek in. I don't agree with it. Even if you rally from 3-0 (that's when Babcock wanted to put Hasek in, but the goalie wasn't ready), and win 6-3 or 6-4 ... it's still not worth risking an injury to the 42-year-old netminder. You don't want to leave a goalie like Osgood in too long during a shelling, but with this team, you have to. I'm sure Osgood wouldn't pull a Patrick Roy if you told him in advance.
-- Somehow Nicklas Lidstrom wound up a plus-1 in that mess. He's going to be tough to top in the plus-minus dept. this season.