We were outplayed, but despite the fact that the ducks controlled the puck for most of the game, we still kept their chances to a minimum. We also got enough chances to win the game. Hiller's big saves late are what made the difference.
We all know that its possible to get in his head and get him off his game. If we can get a quick goal or 2 early, we can maybe derail him for the series
Every game, someone wins and someone loses. One team always plays at least a little better than the other. This time they won next time who knows, losing game 1 isn't the end of the world.
We all knew game 1 would be the hardest because the ducks are opening on home ice. I expect a slight let off from them and a big push from us on tuesday
You seem like a pleasant opposing fan. Welcome! Your type are pretty rare here
It's funny how one teams best moment is always the other teams worst. It's weird looking at things from the opposition's point of view!
i don't see how that's "trolling". nothing i stated is untrue.
It isn't about points, our top 2 lines are better than their top 2 lines. All our third line needs to do is cancel theirs out. Lately, they've been our best puck possession line (except maybe dats and Z), so they can easily tire their opponents out and render them useless
Stats don't matter when you get pulled, scored on 4 times on 19 shots, and put it in your own net 2 times in one game. Stats do matter when you do none of that , which he did exactly last week. Last week he didn't mess up and played like he's a future hall of famer.
ELITE status doesn't comprise putting puck into your own net and getting pulled.
Rask, quick, Luongo, Schneider, lundqvist and price all had their fair share of bad games too.
Over the course of a full season, stats DO matter. It proves that he has had enough great games to make up for those bad games.
Nobody is arguing that he had no bad games this year, they are arguing that he has been WELL over average over the course of the whole year.
I'm one of the biggest Howard lovers out there, and I'll admit that he cannot be called "elite" yet, but I think will get there in the near future (starting with a Cinderella cup run maybe?) and I think he is well above average
Wings over pens!
Wings go through ducks, hawks, kings and pens en rout to their 12th cup in their farewell tour of the west!
I always suck at brackets because I always pick my team to win it... Totally screwed me in the NCAA bracket this year. MSU!!!!!!