The crappy display of home teams so far plus the last couple years of Kings home playoff games has me more nervous for this game then the first 2. We all know the Canucks are going to come out desperate and leave it all out there, the Kings must match that. The good thing is that they know they can play better and Sutter seems to really motivate them. All good teams develop a killer instinct, the Kings gotta do that if they want to advance. Step on their throats and play hard but smart.
Flames fan here. Just popping in to say GO KINGS!!!! Wouldn't it be something to see Darryl Sutters first playoffs coaching the Kings turn into something like his first playoffs coaching the Flames? I know you're only 2 games in but the idea is very exciting.
I'll admit, I'm starting to get nervous now that game time is just around the corner tonight. I think the crowd will definitely be into it. Last year, I was so proud at how raucous they were in game 3. I wasn't at the game, but I got chills just watching intros on TV. I know a few people who are going to be there, and I know they'll bring it.
Like many of you, our 1-5 home record over the last 2 postseasons has me a tad concerned. Under Murray, it seems like the team has always played better on the road than at home. But since Sutter came over and specifically pointed out that they need to be better at home to the press, they've done better. This team really brought it at home to close the season.
What gives my anxiety some ease is that this season as opposed to last, is this time we have Kopi, Richards, Carter, Sutter and all of the goals Quick has given up in this series have been the result of some unfortunate bounces (tips) or flat out cheating (hello Kesler). If the boys pull out a win tonight, the Canucks are gonna have a long wait to think about a 3-0 hole.
I believe in this team's ability to close out the series and not look back. This isn't the same TM team we had become accustomed to, where the structure was something that became a coaching crutch when things went bad. I believe they will win tonight.