Getting the chances is the hard part, and although we weren't able to convert last night, if we continue to get the chances we have been, the goals will come. The GWG was a fluke in my book, we were outplaying them all overtime and went for the win with aggressive play in their zone and it ended up giving them a break, but I loved the way we were playing. We were playing to win, rather than not to lose. We started off slow but toward the middle of the second period the teams seemed to exchange times of attack, and the devils were the ones getting the better chances. In fact, we scored in the third period giving us a 2-1 lead which won us the game. OH WAIT. But seriously, overall we deserved to win, and if both teams play the rest of the series the way they did last night (maybe excluding the first period), we will win. Missing on open nets is frustrating but putting ourselves in that position consistently will get us the goals. We won't keep blowing opportunities. It's a 7 game series, and we've outplayed teams and been down 1-0 twice before this.
Game 2 is an absolute must win, and I believe this team will come out strong enough on Saturday to take it. We can definitely at least split in LA, especially with the momentum gained from winning game 2. After that it's a best of 3 with home ice, and I like our chances in that.
Edited by DevilMinder, 31 May 2012 - 01:00 PM.