© Chuck Duboff
“It’s just one game in a seven game series…and now we’re up two games to one” Blake Wheeler.
No team has ever gone 16-0 in the Stanley Cup playoffs. It was just one game and the Jets are still in the driver’s seat with home ice advantage.
There’s not a lot you can say about last night’s game other than, let’s put it behind us and get ready for game four. The Jets didn’t skate like they are capable of, didn’t have the fire, the forechecking that is essential to their game. “It certainly didn’t help us.” Coach Maurice asked if the travel affected them. Despite the protestations that the wacky day of travel had no affect on them, you know that at some level, the up and downs with the airplane for two days had to have some affect. As well, the officiating was much tighter…no complaints…but it took both teams the first period to figure out what the refs were going to call.
So…you regroup and come out Tuesday night ready to play the kind of hockey that won 52 games this season. Hopefully Myers is ok to play…if not, I’d imagine Enstrom will be inserted. If the Jets come out flat again, then there will be reason for concern. But all season, after a poorly played game, the Jets have rebounded and played their best hockey. That is what I am expecting tomorrow night. Speed, forechecking, Bucky on his game and better zone time. If not…we’ll be heading home tied 2-2.
It’s playoff hockey, it’s intense…should be exciting.