wasted an $8 beer, but yeah. LOL~ And Boyle's chicken dance made me laugh. More fuel for the Big Red Wing Machine...
Boyle's the chicken. If Abby fought he would have been suspended. I had to deal with a guy like Boyle as a teenager. It's sad when the biggest guy throws his weight around and picks fights with smaller guys, and people who can't fight. Great job by that fan hitting him with the beer.
Great game! As always, great crowd! I'm looking forward to Game 4!
Smith was a factor right away, and played great all night. His style of play is great for the playoffs. He makes mistakes, but he's tough to play against. Any time he's on the ice, the opposition needs to keep an eye on him, because he's either hitting someone, or jumping into the play when we have the puck. I don't know if we would have won Games 1 or 2 if he was playing, but why wasn't he playing?
Great goal by AA. I loved how hard he shot the puck that close in. It looked like it was out of frustration. If it hit Bishop, it almost would have injured him, or knocked him out, AA shot it so hard!
I think the Wings limping into the playoffs, or getting in back door, is over done. We had to play Philly, Boston, and NYRangers in 4 days. Every team that had to end the season like that, would have a tough time. Funny how the Wings don't get credit for beating Minnesota and Toronto in a back to back the weekend before, and dominated Philly in a must win. They had nothing left playing Boston and the Rangers. Those last 5 game of the schedule were brutal, but we went 3-2.
I was thinking about this "backed in" to the playoffs (I made the comment too). How many teams can survive playing Philly, Boston, and NYRangers in 4 days, and playing 3 of our last 4 games on the road?
We made the playoff because we beat Minnesota, Toronto on back to back nights, and Philly in a must win. Boston couldn't keep up.