Proof that discipline wins games (and series too)!
Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:36 AM
It occurred to me then what a stupid, tragic, and very costly penalty (well, couple of penalties) that was. It also reinforced in my mind how incredibly important it is that we stay out of the box. The Devs have traditionally been a disciplined, lower penalty minute team. While I don't think they are doing poorly right now, they have taken some careless penalties these playoffs and I really do not want to hand the Rags another cheesy victory. If we can stay out of the box and let out PK eliminate the few opportunities that the Rags get I think we take this series with relative ease.
I believe this because it works just as well the other way, of course. Look at how frustrated Philthy became. They started to resort to dirty (well, okay, dirtier) play and gave us a good number of PPs. As long as we don't let up shorthanded goals PPs sHould allow us to milk modest leads, or extend them, and keep the Rags in their own end.
Yep, penalties is the pivot on which this series turns. That is what decided the Cap-Rags and I sincerely believe it will decide our series.
And yes, I think it is kinda sad that the Caps lost what was an otherwise well-played series because of a moment of stupidity by one player. Then again, sometimes that is all it takes..... Just ask Bill Buckner.
Trenton Makes and the World Takes..... Or.... Trenton Uses What the World Refuses
Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:37 AM
Edited by Zubie#8, 14 May 2012 - 02:37 AM.
“I think winning against them in the big stage, not just for me, but for the fans of New Jersey, people that are supporting us and always take a second seat to these guys for whatever reason, now they’ve got to be pretty happy going to work and going to school and doing all their things that they do." - Martin Brodeur
Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:39 AM
"I don't like those Rangers fans from New Jersey." - Jim Dowd
Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:45 AM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:11 AM
-This is Team-
Anyone who says, ‘You played in that New York area,’ I say, ‘No, I played in New Jersey.’ - Ken Daneyko
Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:04 PM
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:19 PM
Joel Ward. Turned that series right around.
Yup certainly did. Caps had control and momentum until that very moment.
We're an great 5on5 team and I think we can beat every team left in the playoffs if we stay out of the box.
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