If something like this does not happen for game 7.......torts has to be held accountable.......nothing less.
This is an perfect example of where each player belongs to have the best chance to put the puck behind holtby.
If the lines Torts used tonight are used on Saturday and we lose, I would be in favor of firing him on the spot and I'm serious. That's how much of a piss poor job Torts did tonight, a 10 year old could have coached a lot better tonight
We must remember that this is a very young team, and I really think that first goal, scored so early in the game, completely destabilized us, and took us off our game. Really think we will come out strong Saturday, and it is imperative we score first.
Also, some of our important second tier players (Artie, Step, Hags) must show up, including the captain, who has had a very quite series. Although, it would help if Stepan played with Cally, and maybe with Kreider, who can use his speed.
The winning percentage of teams leading a series 3 games to 2 in NHL history in game 6 is .568. The winning percentage in the series however is .793 and .818 for the team at home in game 7. This shows that alot of the teams winning a series after being up 3-2 are doing it in game 7. This isn't the end of the world.
remember boston last year, 3 game 7s. 1st round against montreal they were up 3-2, lost game 6 on the road, won game 7 at home. conference finals against tampa bay they were up 3-2, lost game 6 on the road, won game 7 at home. sound familiar? we're still in a great spot. every one of us would have signed up for a game 7 at home with a spot in the eastern finals on the line, so lets do this.