I'm not surprised that it's come to this at all. Certainly our defensive corps stepped up, but we're still young and undisciplined. Q&S should not be a pair. SHOULD NOT.
Overall, You're talking about a #2 seed that's been solid all year long vs. a team that backed their asses into the 7th seed and the playoffs.
You guys all act like we're SCF bound when you know goddamn well we were praying for the playoffs!!
...either that or you just like to bitchandmoanbitchandmoan no matter what we do. f'ncrybabies. yeah, you know who you are.
A 4-1 lead in the third should be more than enough to win a game, even being young and undisciplined. No one here realistically thinks this team is going to the SCF, but this series should be 1-1 right now. There's plenty of justification for being upset.
I thought before the season the Red Wings would finish between 6th and 8th in the West best case scenario. Considering the circumstances and fashion it took to accomplish that, it's a truly remarkable feat they pulled it off at all. No Lidstrom, no Stuart, no Helm, no Bertuzzi and yet here we are celebrating a 22nd consecutive appearance in the playoffs. Everyone in the organization deserves a ton of credit for turning an already tough "transition year" into one of development and opportunity to still compete at the same time.
Very rewarding result tonight as a fan. Can't wait for the playoffs to start!