If I know anything about hockey - its that puck luck doesn't just happen - you create it through hard work and its infectious. Its not often you see a total s*** team getting beat everywhere on the ice and not hustling at all get puck luck. If we had just a little more jump in our step tonight it would have come for us but we didn't muster the collective energy to make it happen. Myself and I suspect the team included were feeling pretty sore about the last game and when things didn't go their way tonight they didn't rise above that feeling.
I dunno, I thought we played a mostly solid game, same as last game. And I thought we had tons of golden opportunities, same as last game. What we're really, really, really missing is guys who can finish, i.e. top-six goal-scorers. We're playing with heart and hustle and compete and structure, we're battling, we're keeping it close, we might even be cutting down on fatal defensive lapses. (Quincey saving a goal? Bizzaro world.) We simply don't have enough firepower. And when you're going up against Niemi, Quick, Hiller, and Lundqvist, you need all the firepower you can get.
Of course, my opinion on this will probably change tomorrow and I'll blame it all on Kindl.
"If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!" - Kierkegaard