posted on Apr, 26 2006 @ 02:09 AM
I just finished watching the Detroit vs Edmonton game. Alas, my beloved wings lost 4-3 in the 2nd O.T. period but, nevertheless, it was an excellent
After a very slow and awkward start for Detroit, the Wings were able to rally in the 3rd period with two goals in 18 seconds to tie it up. Edmonton
all but gave up on the effective trap that had worked so well for them in game two and through the first two periods. And I can't help but feel that
it was'nt so much that the Oilers beat the Wings but that Manny Legace was not up to the challenge of Playoff Hockey.
Regardless, it was a great game with excellent perfomances by Pronger and, of course, Rolofson for the Oilers and Zetterberg, Draper and "the
Captain", Steve Yzerman.
At 40 years of age, it's simply a joy to watch Stevie Y play with so much heart. If he hadn't left the game (injury?) when he did, the result might
have been much different.
Nevertheless, even though Edmonton has a 2-1 lead on the series, I still have to be faithful to my Wings and I expect that the initial awkwardness and
undisciplined play that I witnessed periodically will disappear as the Wings resume the series on Thursday ... at least I hope so. I'd hate to
think that the Wings, once again, succumbed to the "First Round Jinx" that has been their fate in the past.