So remember all my grandstanding about how all NHL power plays are the same and that you can’t blame Perry Pearn for not making the necessary adjustments?
What do you do when everyone wants to now give Pearn credit….for making the necessary adjusments?
That was the case tonight, when both Chris Drury and Tom Renney acknowledged that Pearn made a couple of tweaks to the power play that opened the door for the three power play goals. No one wanted to get too specific, although seeing how both Ryan Callahan and Drury scored their goals in similar fashion on the rush, it’s fair to say it had something to do with the space the Tampa Bay defense was allowing the Rangers in the slot.
So there you have it. Perry Pearn is a genius. Which of course means the last few weeks he has been anything but.
I am officially confused.
In other news, Renney came out and said he thought Mike Smith deserved to be suspended for his stickwork late in the game on Aaron Voros. So stay tuned on that…