Re: I feel better after Game 1
posted at 6/2/2011 6:45 AM EDT
In Response to Re: I feel better after Game 1
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: I feel better after Game 1 : Fortunately the Bruins haven't let history get in their way in these playoffs. What usually happens doesn't matter anymore. 4 MORE WINS!!!!!!!!!
Posted by dezaruchi[/QUOTE]
Gotta agree. What's weird is that I had a bad gut feeling about Game 1 from the get-go, but was convinced it would be more of a 5-1 blow-out kind of loss, not the squeaker 1-0 it was.
But as much as I had a bad gut feeling about Game 1, I've got just as strong a good
gut feeling about Game 2.
The mark of this Bruins team all playoffs long has been to put bad games or tough losses behind them and come out strong the following (think games 3 and 4 vs. Mtl., Game 2 after Game 1 v. TB; Game 5 after blowing the 3-0 lead in Game 4 v. TB, and Game 7 after the sloppiness of Game 6 v. TB).
Look, if they don't get the split it looks grim, but they DID play well last night, and if CJ is smart enough to take Recchi off the PP, they should get better results in Game 2. (Also, can we please see more of Rich Peverly, who seems to have an extra gear nobody else has?)
The B;'s played a very good game last night, but the 18 secs. left goal didn't feel like a back-breaker to me. In a game like that, the last 5 mins. was really OT anyway. They could have lost just as easily on the shot that rang off the post. If they had lost in an actual OT period that woulda hurt as well, so I see the 18 secs. left goal as really just an OT thing.
Bottom line: It's just one game, and if you had to pick a game to lose that would hurt your chances at winning a series the LEAST, it would be Game 1.
I got a good feeling about Game 2, kids. And if the Bruins do come back to Boston with a split, my prediction of Bruins in 7 is still lookin' good.
Let's see...but let's also keep believin'.
Your newly-pollyanna-ed TTBI.