^ The Wings aren't playing the Leafs here. This Chicago team is experienced and knows how to win and close out games. We got exactly what we expected tonight, a tough game from a good team. That being said, we kept it close and Howard was terrific. We need to start capitalizing on our chances more, especially on the PP (0-3 will not cut it in this series). Hoping for a better showing in Game 2.
Not a great game for the Wings, but it's not the end of the world. We only need to take 1 of these first two to steal home ice advantage. Obviously some of our younger guys were a bit shaky tonight getting their first playoff starts, but they did an okay job. Ducks only scored on the PP, I thought we did a pretty decent job not giving them much 5 on 5. If only Kindl didn't take that damn delay of game penalty.....just put it off the boards next time! We got enough quality chances, just gotta bury them next game. Optimistic for game 2
Me and two of my buddies are doing the same thing as you right now. We all decided we wanted to pick up hockey and the past few weeks we've been going out to public skates and working on skating. It's been fun, even just skating on its own is a good exercise. I had a little bit of skating experience when I was younger so I'm catching on pretty quickly. Just keep on working at it and you'll see improvement come pretty early. It's never too late to learn something.