Three goals in a minute and twenty four seconds? Bah. Mark my words, that will NEVER happen again to Jimmy Howard. The game after that little mini-melt down? 3-1 Wings. Of course, the final score was a 4-3 San Jose victory…but I’m not sweating it right now, I’m really not.
Like I said in the last round, you’re not in trouble until you lose a game at home.
Two days after a Game 7 in Phoenix we have to play Game 1 of the next round and we expected them to play like they did on Tuesday? That’s a pretty tall order.
Stick tap to Dan Cleary…he may very well be concussed. But the dude toughed it out and continued to throw his weight around and kill penalties even after Rob Blake’s knee met the back of his head.
Don’t sweat Game 1, ladies and gents. We were pretty much set up for defeat in that game. We were the better team in that game for about 58:36. Once the power play gets going again, we’ll be just fine.
Forget that game.