I agree with the basic premise of your post. The "New NHL" is driven by ratings and this style of goonery, diving etc is at the root of it all. This Bruins Habs series is going to be cheap shots, diving and flopping followed by coaches and players whining about said dives etc, but folks are going to tune in because of it.
He didn't have to shut them out in Game 2. The Wings made it a 2-1 game and Howard lets in a somewhat soft goal late in the second period to totally deflate the team. How different would that game have looked only down 1 goal and the team skating well. That is what I meant by the timing of the goals.
How about some fire and bounce back from this team? You're going to give up goals, the key is to respond.
The crime isn't getting knocked down, the crime is not getting back up. - Lawrence Taylor
I've seen nothing in these last two games that would indicate this team has a chance of winning another one, home or away. You cannot expect Howard to only give up one goal and when you can't score, you can't win. Plain and simple.