Thursday, May 25, 2006
Going for the sweep. The Oil have been outchanced. They have been lucky.
But they have also been good. Pundits may talk about luck but when one team is constantly in the shooting lanes and passing lanes that's not luck. That's good hockey. When one goalie makes the saves and the second doesn't. Good hockey.
Not sure how having your team ravaged by the flu fits in under the lucky column either.
I think the Ducks, like the Sharks, have a little too much youth. Like Lupul talking about all they had to do was run Pronger seven or eight times a game.
Tied with the Wings at one. Oil won G3. Tied at two - won G5. Chance to close it out. They did.
Tied with the Sharks at two. Won G5. Chance to close it out. Done.
As they get closer to the finals they are becoming better and better at putting teams away.
Desperation. Not just with 12 minutes left when you're down 2-0 in a series and 4-0 in a game.
I think tonight the Oil finish them off. They don't want to go back to Anaheim. They need to heal their wounded and get over this flu and rest rest rest.
I think tonight I'll be posting four pint glasses.
Posted by Black Dog at 11:56 AM