If the wings get out to an early lead, we're not going to play the same hockey as if we're down 1 or if its 0-0. We get the lead and we usually hold it. Granted i know we're still out there making strong offensive pushes, but we're not going into an offensive frenzy and pulling up a D-man or anything. How many scoring chances do we need when we're up 2-0? We just stay patient and and eventually things bounce the right way...and we ended the night 3-0.
You can't compare energy levels and effort between two teams when one clearly has control of the entire game from the first drop of the puck in game 2. The Pens looked really good in that first period of the first game; everything else has been in reaction to what we've done to them. It's a head game for the pens, maybe their home ice will settle them down. They looked extremely young last night, and the classless play of their more 'experienced' players was trash. It looked as if Crosby lost control of his team after the first two detroit goals. Once they started gooning it up, it just appeared to me that Crosby wasn't all there...like he didn't want things going in that direction.