When it comes to a road game against a reasonably tough team, early in the season, it's maybe not the smartest idea to overreact, but
Game 1 3-2 @ Columbus Blue Jackets
GODDAMNIT, TURNOVERS, LONG STRETCHES GETTING OUTSHOT, HAD TO BE BAILED OUT BY A COUPLE MAGIC PLAYS BY LORD VARLAMOV HE-WHO-MUST-NOT-BE-SCORED-ON THIS IS FLAT-OUT A TERRIFYING HARBINGER OF A WIN
As for more recent developments, DiPietro very nearly made it a week into the season before getting hurt,
Saint Mayor History's Greatest Monster Craig Anderson would probably give up a kidney to shut out the Avalanche, and Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean had this completely incomprehensible assessment:
[The win is] going to loosen us up. I think we were a little bit like a teepee in a wigwam in the first period, in the first three games, as far as having a little bit too much tension in our sticks. I’m hoping (tonight), we’ll be a little bit looser.
--Collision, a little bit like a teepee in a wigwam