mcphee wrote:TittiesNBeer wrote:Dog wrote:
Good man. The habs lost because of a lucky bounce off Emelin's stick.
These teams are too closely matched. Luck is by far the biggest factor. The only possibly differing factor was goaltending, and those have been relative non factors (Lundqvist having a bit of an edge, actually).
It was a lucky bounce.
But this is why possession is important. If the puck is in the habs end for all of ot chances are the rags will be the ones to eventually get that lucky bounce.
Rangers owned us in ot
They're almost mirror teams. Mtl owned the first half of the game but didn't profit from it enough. NYR owned the last half and got the last goal. Of course playing better and controlling the flow would've helped in the ot, but it was an eb and flo game, same as the whole series and it flowed that way in ot. Mtl is a bit better at keeping chances to the outside, Rangers have a bit more 1 on 1 offense, but if they play 100 times it'll be 51-49.
It is very even. Every game is a coin flip which is why this series isnt over.
I cant believe max will continue to take 5 shots a game without scoring though. Think hes gonna pot a few soon and that might be enough given how close things are.