The thing is the Wings should not and can not engage into the physical stuff, the Bruins and everyone else knows it. So what are they trying to do run our guys over and hope for a reaction not rocket science but effective.
One thing to keep in mind other teams will have problems against this team too they are the best team in the east for a reason, so no shame in losing against them.
Best team in the NHL yet the doom and gloom in here like we lost to the friggin Maple Laughs.
A split is what we needed. We win 2 there and that's HUGE, but we got what we expected.
The team needs to quit trying to match Boston with physical play, play our game, let the refs [hopefully, maybe, probably not though] call the game properly, and go to the net. But fact is Boston simply could not go down 2 games in this series and expect to win. So they went out there and WON! I got no problem with the game, but if we play into their hands on Tuesday then maybe we can start bitching.
Franzen is invisible but Babcock is hopelessly devoted to the veterans that have got him here before. I can't see Franzen staying this s***ty all series ... I hope I am right.
Wings will be fine. And Chara was slow to drop the gloves .... cause he was doing Smith a favor? Yehhhhh right. Mucho respect to Smith yesterday getting pounded and pounded and never giving up.
Home ice is ours, no excuses about refs, Babcock's lines or physical play. This isn't soccer.
TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH IS EXPECTED.