Re: Who has the advantage now?
posted at 5/4/2014 4:09 PM EDT
In response to DougIrwin's comment:
I think the Bruins do. I know if the roles were reversed, it would be a devastating loss for the Bs from a mental standpoint, sort of like Game 4 down in TB on that Sunday afternoon in 2011 when the Bruins had that lead and then the Lightning went off for like 3 in a row to win it.
That turned out ok, but it flipped the series on its head and all but guaranteed a Game 7.
Montreal just choked badly and I still do not like Carey Price at all. He's a born loser. He called what the Bruins did "lucky" and he's been beyond lucky with a horseshoe up his rectum for Games 1 and 2. Those posts and lucky saves may not be there the rest of the series like that. The odds are against him. What the B's did wasn't luck, they imposed their will and finally broke through, bearing down to finally shoot the puck instead of fiddling with it, giving Price the advantage on every scoring opp.
That win should be a springboard for the ones snakebitten a bit to wake up and settle in to the series. Marchand, Eriksson and Iginla come to mind.
As for positional player choices, I thought Florek was good vs Detroit but I don't have an opinion from Game 1 on him. Curly may just be trying to push buttons to see what he's going to go with there.
I prefer Bartkowski over Metzaros. I think he plays in the system better and isn't as much of a liability on D.
Price a "born loser"?.... i guess you didn't watch the winter olympics.... and yes, even the B'S and some fans would say they were lucky on two of the goals, nothing wrong with that....
i wouldn't trade Tuukka for Price nor would i vice-versa....
let's just hope Price doesn't come back and make you eat your words....