Like Dabura said, DeKeyser made a helluva play to knock the puck off Stamkos's stick on the 2 on 1. For missing two of our top 6 forwards, and one of our top pair D (Ericsson), to only be down 1 to the conference leader is not too bad.
They've had their chances, and the passing has been bad, but give TB some credit, they are a good team. The game is far from over.
I love the reactions... DETROIT IS HORRIBLE!!!! ... down 1 goal mid 2nd haha Yes we are boasting a very lack luster offense missing our number 2 dman and 2 top 6 forwards... but "It's been the theme all season" nothing to do with injuries or a good TB team lol...
I don't know who you guys want to use on our 2nd unit and 2nd line? He cant create a number 2 PP line with 3rd liners?
The worst part about this series is that I was just happy to be in the 2nd round. Then we went up 3-1 and I was excited but still in the mindset of just happy to still be playing. Now that we are on the crusp of something really cool I'm starting to buy in and then we start shooting ourselves in the foot.
Its the ultimate blue balls from the only team I've ever loved.
I don't know about you guys but Wednesday is gonna be a hellva up hill battle and I'm keeping my expectations very low. I understand that the Blackhawks were the best team in the regular season for a reason but f*** now that we are that close WE NEED TO BEAT THEM!!
Sorry if this was incoherant, I've had a few adult beverages
Howie was good tonight, but those first 2 goals he let in were weak by his standards. They were not softies, but he has shown he is capable of making those saves. he'll come out next game and prove it. The wings need to minimize their turnovers, and just shoot the damn puck. The PP needs to be better, they had 3 chances to take the lead and failed. If they score on one of those it's a completely different game.
A quick one timer from the slot to the upper corner by one of the top snipers in the league and perfect shot off the post from a man left wide open between the circles is considered weak? Good lord people.