I know a 3-1 lead in a series is almost impossible to overcome, but there is something about this team that tells me they will not go down. I still have faith in this team.
During the regular season we we're incredibly streaky (both good and bad). We often found ourselves in 1-6 game slumps only to follow it up with a winning streak of our own. This gives me reason to believe that we still have a chance in this series. I know that this is the playoffs and games are 10x harder to close out and mistakes can cost you a series, but we aren't a young team. We have the experience in big games. The wings play better when there backs are against the wall and when they are on the brink of elimination. That is why I still have faith in this team.
I know these following predictions may seem lofty but I see them as entirely possible. There are too many times where a team lets off the gas pedal and can't finish. That won't be the case with Detroit, they will finish strong.
GAME 5: Detroit makes a statement and puts the pressure right back on Nashville.
DET [5-1] W
GAME 6: Nailbiter game that could go either way, but Detroit wins at home.
DET [2-1] W
GAME 7: This game will feature playoff hockey at its finest, with the highs and lows of everything you could imagine. Detroit wins in overtime.
DET [3-2 OT] W
Keys to Victory: - Get the first goal - Don't allow odd man rushes - Limit turnovers - Stay out of the penalty box - Get 2nd chances on Rinne
Share your thoughts on how this series is going to turn out! (Try to stay positive and have faith)
I think there's very few of us optimists left on this thread! Wings in 7!!!!!
The wings played great. They lost because of 3 mistakes that ended up in their own net.
And blame rinne, not Howard. Howard played well tonight, but was a victim of being left out to dry a couple times.
- goal 1 was not his fault at all
- he was out of position on goal 2 but someone should have covered Klein
- goal 3 (which didn't really have an affect on the game) was all clearys fault
If they can solve rinne and gain some momentum, they can pull out of this hole
Edit: that's what she said on the second half of that last sentence