Not done yet

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Caps aren't out of this yet.

Despite what I have to call a heart-breaking loss last night in OT, the Caps aren't out of this yet. They came back from a bigger deficit against the Rangers. Granted this Pens team is better. Way better. But the Caps only need to win one game to send it back home to Washington for a game seven. One game. Sixty minutes or more if needed. That's all we need to think about it. We don't need to think about "oh god, we're down 3-2 and the Penguins can win it at home tomorrow." No. We need to think "we only need to win this game to force a game 7. And then we'll think about that when it happens."

The second we think we're out of this then we are out. I believe the Habs thought this way after game 3 of the Bruins series. I think the series effectively ended with that loss in game 3. Not in game 4.

The Caps can do this. History and all those stats crap that the TV keeps spewing out will mean nothing tomorrow. We don't care if Ovechkin had five hits in the last game. We don't care if Crosby had 22 minutes of ice time in game three. None of that matters now. Game 6 will be a new game. Anything can happen in 60 minutes. The Caps have what it takes to win this game and this series. They need to make it happen and hope that luck or karma will be on their side.



Justin said...

They're done if they don't find Varlamov a new glove that's already broken in. That thing is about the flimsiest thing I've ever seen an NHLer wear in the last...20 years or so.

Eternal Pessimist said...

I blame their coach for that one.... Apparently Simmy had a new glove on at practice before game...3 or 4 but Boudreau told him to take it off. The guy is that superstitious.

At least that's what I heard. I dunno if it's true or not. I find it sort of hard to believe that the coach is putting his superstitions above his team's ability to compete properly....

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