I blame myself. I sat down to watch a nice night of elimination. Bam, 2 - 0. I turn game off. Check score on phone, its 3 - 1. Whoa, at least Kings aren't giving up. Turn on for start of 3rd period. 4 - 3, and then the tying goal by Smith. Dammit! I will not watch game 6. Enjoy the victory LA!
I agree with what others have said in thread, until its not considered just a matching penalty and only the "diver" goes off the ice, nothing will change. I ***** endlessly about this almost every time we played the Sharks in the playoffs.
Can we hope to get some more penalties now against teams who play against us that he refused to punish in the past to try and maintain he had neutral bias? You know, small things like flying elbows to the head after the whistle, heads smashed into the glass after the whistle, etc?
Gustav cooling off? Are we talking about the Boston game? When he probably would have had the top D pairing on the top team in the league (and 2nd lowest GA right now) and was probably going to shadow him no matter what line he was on with the home team last change?
Obviously he was on a torrid pace that probably was not sustainable, but still...not going to say he has really cooled off yet...he has a lot of people's attention now.
I want to see how we play in the 3rd, with the Leafs playing last night.
Whenever we're in the same situation, we looked gassed in the 3rd and everyone here makes excuses about how we played last night, yada yada yada.
LOL, I would say that only happens to us and other teams never get hit by tired bug, but I watched Hawks play Ottawa last night and they looked sickening. Was nice to see Hawk's team get skated circles around by a more rested and hungry Ottawa team.
Last night I tried to find commentary from the fine forum folks about the high stick that hit Drew Miller. So, if Bertuzzi had his head turned and didn't even try to hit guy with stick and it HAD to be called a high stick because you are always responsible for your stick. Then why was the high stick that hit Drew Miller not a must-call, yes he was hit by our guy which caused his stick to come up and hit Miller, but there is no gray area, you are always responsible for your stick?
Also, I apologize now for the loss. Its my fault because I actually knew how important this game was and started watching right at gametime, kicking my kid's cartoons off the air, not putting them to bed claiming to my wife when she asked why I was watching ("is it the playoffs? no but its super important game to get in the playoffs") and why I was shirking my family responsibilities.