PLAYOFF GDT: GM3 : Detroit@Nashville : 4-14-08 : 6:30pmCDT
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04-15-2008, 09:49 AM
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This is an absolutely phenomenal turn-around in the span of a few seconds from what seemed like a quick four-and-out. Now the boys are back in it and should ride a huge wave of momentum into Game 4.
Legwand's return was huge, no doubt about it. He brings an element to the game that no one else on the team has, which is the ability to carry the puck up ice and set up in the zone. Erat tries, but without the same effect. Legwand's defensive abilities also made a difference, as evidenced by his +3. And, I can't believe he drilled that one-timer after being out for so long - most impressive.
Most have noted this already, so no need to belabor the point, but Trotz actually made some good coaching moves with the lines and it paid off. Of course, having Legwand available gave him that flexibility, but nice that he took advantage.
I can only hope that the GWG gets the monkey off of Arnott's back in this series. To his credit, he clearly skated much harder and played with more determination in this game than in the first two. Let's hope that continues.
On the downside, stupid mistakes and bad bounces continue to haunt this team, hopefully we can cut down on them for the remainder of the series.
Kudos to the crowd - it was loud on t.v., and the announcers pointed out a couple of times that the players could barely hear the whistles.
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