The Isles are flying high right now, but I like their composure. It does not seem like they are getting ahead of themselves. Cappy, Tavares, Okposo, Nabby - you would think it's just a regular season game to them.
They need to tighten the screws on some areas, but they just need to keep doing what they're doing. Play with passion and resiliency and we could pull this game out. It would be a seismic shift in momentum if the boys return home with a chance to oust the Pens. All the pressure is on the Pens and Vokoun.
I like the isles approach: despite the hoopla from the surprised press, the Isles keep stressing that they haven't won anything, that they not only expect to be competitive in this series, but to win. No settling for moral victories.
I thought the refs let a lot of chippy stuff go uncalled, especially in the last game. That's why we saw the scrums at the end of game 4.
Vokoun v. Nabby could be series changers here on out. Does Vokoun play well enough to win? Does Nab return to form, or at least a closer version?
You have to imagine the Pens will come out with fire, playing behind a fresh goalie and a home crowd. Isles must quell the storm and come out unscathed in the first 10 mins.
There is truth in this. I think a quick goal unsettles Vokoun and flattens the crowd (providing we can hold on to it for more than a minute ) and should see us set up well to take the fight to them for the rest of the game while they're on the back foot.
That's awesome!! Please tell them to be safe and remember that they are in enemy territory...
I don't know how your brother is but My little brother and his friends are nuts..He goes to Philly,WSH,and PIT for games flying the Isles colors...
They'll be ok. I'm more concerned about his friend than him, but as their both not drinking tonight because they're driving straight back after the game, I think they'll be fine. They'll be sporting jerseys for sure, but they won't be disrespectful.
We will win tonite. Expecting a good game, but a big win for us. We won both the games I stayed home to watch and lost the two that I wasn't home for. Actually we've only scored goals when I'm home. The first game I was out that night, and not home for any part of the game. The OT loss the other day I had to leave my house once the 3rd period was over and OT was starting. The 2nd and 4th games I was home all night watching us win both, just like I will be home all night watching us win again tonite.
keys to this game:
- get to Vokoun early and often
- stay OUT OF THE BOX
- Keep hitting the pens. Isles have dominated the physical aspect of this series
- Nabby needs a superhuman game....i hope he was watching the western conference games last night and get inspired. TIMELY SAVES!!!