Giguere has been good but not great, by my estimation. The Wings just aren't making him move enough and exposing his glaring lack of lateral mobility.
Getzlaf is a terror though, and his line often has the Wings pinned in their zone and helpless to strip him of the puck. Oddly, the Wings have struggled to contain Penner on occasions (because of his size) but he and the Ducks have done absolutely nothing at all to take advantage of that fact.
Well put. Potshots from no angle at the bottom of the circle aren't really good chances, nor are they a good indicator of Giguere's skill level. He is a good goalie, without question, but has a tendancy to give up Cujo-sized rebounds, the Wings need to get bodies to the front of the net as they did in game 3. Ryan Getzlaf scares me, he is big, fleet of foot, and incredibly tough to knock off the puck. I thought they did well to contain him in game 5, as that line was dominant in game 4.
yah i couldn't even watch sports highlights last night...s*** was raging me.
I actually did by mistake, it wasn't the highlight that bothered me, it was the smug smirk on Barry Melrose's face, he's been slinging s*** against a wall all playoffs long, finally something stuck. ESPN needs to fire that guy, his hockey acumen is equivalent to his fashion sense.
It just sucks that he can't enjoy his first playoff goal without the sting of irony. He isn't the first Wings player to screw the pooch in a playoff game (Paul Coffey anyone?) and won't be the last. The giveaway didn't lose them the series, rather it provided a temporary setback.
What does Colorado in 02' have to do with Anaheim 07?
About as much as the Alamo does.
Stop bringing up 02' there is nothing similar between 02' and 07.
Actually, the similarities up to this point are quite striking. Regardless, short of a Statue of Liberty gaffe by Giguere in game 6, I have a hard time believing that this series will follow a similar course of events to its conclusion.