Re: Reflective observations & cautious but real optimism
posted at 4/24/2012 6:47 PM EDT
In Response to Reflective observations & cautious but real optimism
[QUOTE]1) Fantastic series. Every game so far decided by one goal. Heading into a game 7, that has NEVER happened in NHL history.
Agree, this has been one heck of a tight series and can still go either way.
2) I was right. This was a tough, possibly fatal (still) match-up for Boston. Don't care what the Sens have done v. the Rangers--Ottawa would have been a much easier opponent for the B's. This is NO EASY SERIES (by now obvious), and a very difficult hump for the B's to get over.
Felt the same given the season matches and the little roll/confidence boost Caps got by getting in.
3) I was wrong. I though the B's were over and done today, and never more so than when Ovie scored w/5 mins. left to tie it at 3. Then another X-bar in OT, and I'm thinking: No way this goes Boston's way. Then the Kid shuts me up and has me dancing in my living room. I F--ing LOVE Tyler G--amn M**F**ing Seguin and don't care who knows it.
I"m sure you speak for the majority of us on this point. The game clearly had a momentum shift when OV gets that late goal.......then rings the crossbar in OT. And what a move by Tyler to finish them off. Reminded me of his breakaway goal against Tampa last year.....
4) Looch gets a temporary reprieve for what has been a mostly MIA series for him. That was a nice little pass to the Kid to set him free in OT, and makes up for a lot of lackadaisical, I-thought-u-were-a-tuff-guy, why-does-everyone-keep-knocking-you-off-the-puck play. He stiill needs to find another gear in Game 7 and be "the Man" he is supposed to be, especially w/Bergy not 100% and Horton not available.
Looch has not been as obvious a force.....yet. But he has set up some very nice goals, and is showing hustle both ways. Let's hope he comes to game 7 with the fire in his eyes, determined to put the puck in the net.....and drive some Caps thru the boards (legally of course :-))
5) I like Jordan Caron in place of Thornton. Nothing against Thony, but Caron adds more youthful legs, and the potential for more offense, and hopefully, fewer dumb penalties.
Ditto, definitely more offensive upside the B's need.
6) What exactly has Pouliot done to the refs? I seriously am starting to believe he did it w/one of their sisters and they're out to get him for it. Two games in a row now he's called for marginal penalties in tight games w/time running out. Seriously--you could MAYBE see those calls as OK in a regular season contest--but in NO WAY do either of those calls make any sense in a playoff tie game w/time almost gone. Totally ridiculous and we can only hope it doesn't happen again in game 7.
Let's hope it motivates him to put in a couple on Wed.
7) I believe the Bruins will win Game 7. I don't have QUITE the same level of calm certainty as I did heading into Game 7 in Vancouver last year when i KNEW...and I mean absolutely 100% was ASSURED--that the Bruins would be the Stanley Cup Champs at the end of the night, but I do feel they have gotten over a serious hump winning this Game 6 I was totally prepared for them to lose. Feeling good--REALLY GOOD-- about Game 7 now. Go Bruins!
I'd love to see a repeat of the Cup finals game 7, with a quick couple of goals to set the tone and alleviate some of what will surely be pressure on them being at home. With the B's having "been there, done that" 3 times last year, you would think that would be a big advantage for them.
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