Sully may be in game shape, but his game is weak, old, slow, and had it. Think back to how lousy the team was playing when he tried to come back several weeks ago. Then think about how the team played once Bam Bam and Halischuk gelled together.
I don't want to mess with the Chemistry by throwing Sully back into the mix. Is that bad?
The Ducks are not going to be in the same team as Game 1. Emery is a much better goalie than #DanEllisProblems, and they are going to hardcore goon from the start.
Not really, both are just as likely to **** the bed as they are to provide a good performance. Add in the fact he's got a bad hip and Hiller has vertigo. The ducks are in trouble with their goaltending. But yes the Ducks will come out with everything they got in game 2 of course. If you go down 2-0 on home ice to start a series the series isn't over but the fat lady is gonna at least start warming up the pipes. Game 2 will be a very tough game.
It wouldn't shock me if the home team wins every game for the rest of the series. Ducks come out mad after game 1 and beat us down tomorrow, we play hard for the home crowd and win 3 and 4, Anaheim plays desperate while facing elimination and take 5, then we win at home in 6
Looks like Beauchimin has a lower body injury. No word if he's out.
It's better if he plays, we need to take advantage of his turnovers.
Boys played great last night. However I'm getting worried about the ducks gooning it up. We seem to just play along and get all caught up in the frustration. Here's hoping calm and cool heads prevail in game 2. That and an Emery meltdown.
I think Tootoo could be a big factor. He one of the smartest pests in the league. Unfortunately, refs will never give him the benefit of the doubt. Even with that handicap, he has the ability to be a difference maker. Hope he pulls a Jerome Iginla on Perry.
Let's hope we can keep up the intensity into game 2. Jump on Emery early (No Tootoo, we don't mean over). We've been here before, but if we can take a 2-0 lead back to Nashville I think it will be huge for our chances.