Funny, if you are talking about the game tying goal, I thought the exact opposite, but also was yelling at the screen. We were out so I was watching on the sly - didn't see replays so perhaps my account is inaccurate. After the called off goal, I saw UNH with low pressure and both our d at the goal line playing soft. Told my wife they were going to score. Cross crease pass, post to post save, of course the rebound goes to slot where there is no coverage. Can't play low AND give up that pass.
As far as so many posts here about shot blocking in recent games, I get it having coached so many years. AGREE 100% with all of you that it is not the best way to go forever. But surely everyone remembers the puck chasing in our d zone for the first few months and how bad that was as an optic and on the score board. I am not a Sneddon apologist, but more experienced d were not coming. The d zone over matched them - and our forwards. Saying "go block shots" is more than the end. It is a means to beware of shooting and passing lanes. It is a means stay under control and in position. It is a means to gain discipline in the zone.
Will that strategy consistently beat the top teams? Probably not. But think of the lower teams we lost to earlier in the season. At least now games are more controlled with some chance to win. We will see in the next two weekends. This year's team is this year's team. And I do not think the talent is out there to outplay better teams with skill as some here do. Not being disagreeable, just don't see it. Now that the boys are grinding, at least they have a chance most nights.
Looking forward, think of the strides our Sophomore d man has made this year. I am optimistic that next season will be less about basic positioning and more about moving the puck.