I think I am just going to forget about the playoffs and try to just enjoy the last 14 games as much as possible.
I just don't think this is our year- it has just felt off from the beginning. And I hate to sound like a broken record, but I still say we have had some of the worst luck I've ever seen a hockey team have. Don't misunderstand what I am saying- we absolutely, completely sucked tonight- no excuses.
But that first goal going in the net is just ridiculous- it was a horrible play by Rinne, but they could take that same exact shot from that ridiculous angle 100 more times and it would not go in.
This whole season, every time we make the smallest mistake, it immediately leads to a goal- never seen anything like it. Tonight we came out flat and not ready to play- usually at home when that happens you are down 2-0 and maybe get outshot by a wide margin- not us, its 5-0 and they have 5 goals on 6 shots. It is almost impossible to give up 5 goals on 6 shots no matter how awful you are- but it happens to us.
If this is a normal year and we have 50 games left, this is just a blip on the radar and you move on- but with 15 left, you can't have an effort like this.
But with the way we are playing, I am grateful this is a shortened season. At this point, I will just take having the usual Rinne for next season- I think he has been overworked and has the weight of the world on his shoulders- we HAVE to get a capable backup next season