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05-01-2011, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Integral View Post
I agree that Backstrom needs to step up his game, that incident that DracoFulmineus mentioned was an especially egregious example of a sloppy play where he really needed to be clutch. First-line, six million dollar players can't make those kind of mistakes. That said, he does have an opportunity to redeem himself this game, let's hope he takes advantage of it.
I am not making excuses but the one variable you have the least amount of control over is "luck" when it comes to the playoffs. I remember that Backstrom play and I also remember the Semin post on the PP that could have made it 3-1. Then you have the TB goal off Hannan's stick. Even worse for me was that OT goal in 2009, Game 3 for the Pens where the Caps could have made it 3-0 were it not for a lucky bounce.

I know you make your own luck to a certain extent but it's usually out of the control of any team.

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