yea, that was a great game. tampa just seemed deflated after the goals. its a young team with a rookie coach, nobody in tampa expected the playoffs this year so now that we are there we are happy about that. it was a great game up till then, that goalie was epic and if we can beat him then we will be fine. IMO he is the only thing that stopped us tonight, it should have been 4-2 tampa.Yeah, between Pittsburgh and Tampa for this first game, the first two periods were really just a battle of the goaltenders (Go Fleury! ). Things fell apart for Tampa about half-way through the third period when Pittsburgh scored two goals within seconds, then an empty net goal towards the end...
This is going to be an interesting playoff, no doubt about it.
Wow, Carey Price was an absolute wall tonight.
after what MA Flur did to my Bolts the other night...Year of the Goalie? Jeez! (i know its only game 1's but damn!)So was Ryan Miller for the Sabres. Flyers couldn't get the puck past him (final score 1-0 Sabres).
yup, i watched some! thats my point, these goalies need to be beat down. its like F1, no matter what they do to "create more passing" they just keep going faster and defending harder. In the NHL no matter what they do to create more scoring the goalies just get better!If you watched any Montreal games where they won, Price basically played that way.
The interesting part is that the Wings are not the ones asking for it. According to Officer Bullock, they're fine with the tradition, and even like it. And I gather the police aren't big fans of enforcing it either.
Also note, the fan did have a couple of cocktails and the state of Michigan has a law pertaining to that. That's most likely where the fine came from.We have tremendous respect for the custom. We get that part. But not to the point of indulging improper behavior from spectators.