Re: MTL @ Bruins Game 1 GDT
posted at 5/2/2014 12:42 AM EDT
In response to 003323344's comment:
No. Just plain no. Look at the Detroit series, look at their history this season, look at their 3rd period history regular season, look at the players on this team and their character.
Name any history of why they would be crushed by this first game loss.
They didn't lose an OT game against the Red wings...
OK, but they did lose game 1. 50% credit
Game 1 last year against Chicago. 3 OT loss. Game 4 Chicago OT loss. Game 1 set the tone. If they win that they win the Cup.
OK, but they didn't dominate game 1 like tonight - see Marchand blocking a Bruins shot from going in.
Game 1 1990 vs Oilers. 3 OT loss. Ranford stood on his head for the whole series much like Price.
No, too old, not relevant to this team.
I just don't see it. If the circumstances were different as to reveal a Bruins flaw that couldn't be remedied, then I would buy it. V the black hawks they battled and I don't think the team psychology went down after the losses, but the Bruins flawed 4th line was dramatized and exposed. I just don't see any weakness that the Bruins can't remedy. I would be surprised to see Rask not crank it up a notch and I just can't imagine them missing that many opportunities again.
I don't see any players with character as weak as: Seguin, Kessel or Thornton. I saw Louie ding the post, I saw Loui going into the danger zones, I saw Carl figuring out how to navigate playoff traffic, I saw Torey find playoff goals and getting more comfortable in his situation.
I just don't see it. Price showed wear as most of the goals came late. Their best players have targets on them, meanwhile everyone on the Bruins are playing well. Florek showed he was pretty decent tonight. And I wouldn't hang my head if I were them.