Monday, May 26, 2008

Monday Morning

Well, game 2 of the finals is tonight, and whether the Penguins of the first period of game one or the second two periods shows up will decide whether Detroit goes up 2-0 or not. If Pittsburgh loses tonight, they'll have to win game 3 at home (and it would be highly advisable for them to win game 4, as well.) Wait, the home team should always win game 3 in a series, unless they're winning all over the place otherwise, maybe. Didn't end up helping the bruins too much to win game 3, but that's old history from the first round. Let's just say I wouldn't mind having to pick between Detroit/Boston series. The scheduling conflict would be even worse then, though.

Malkin has to be injured, or hitting a slump at the worst possible time. I respect that he's playing through it, but a little reduced ice time might be good. Then again, he's got all offseason to rest up. If Franzen is back, then Pittsburgh has even more problems than they did before - as we all know, the Franzen, no one can stop him. Lidstrom looks like a likely candidate for the first European captain to win the cup, though it's only been one game and Pittsburgh can change all of that tonight by playing the full 60 minutes. And no stumbling, Fleury.

Frankly, I just want there to be 6 more games left, rather than 3.