I think as long as you do as we did Friday, shifting guys between point and wing, the thing with 4 forwards can work. Goal #1 was good evidence of that. You work it right and the guy filling the space vacated at the blueline can easily take care of anyone breaking the other way. You get a pair of forwards who know how to backcheck or take away the extra pass, perhaps the missing 2nd d-man is a non-issue.
Another topic, and since I love numbers ... of the 12 goals MSU scored, Osburn was on the ice for 8 of them. What does that say about his value to the team right now, as a sophomore? Is it too early to make some historic comparisons?
So the optimistic side of me wants a say: A couple weekends ago MSU gave up 9 straight goals agains Lake State - the last 5 on Friday and the first 4 on Saturday. 5 of those goals were with MSU on the PK. So of the 20 goals MSU has given up, 9 of them came during a bad 3-period stretch, with 8 freshmen dressed for their first weekend of play. Hmmmm.