Nope, a partial night’s sleep did nothing to change how I feel about the game (which I’ve only shared on Twitter so far). This wasn’t about the BS tying goal. It wasn’t about Osgood’s fanning on the game-winner. This was about a team that got complacent.
They’d played a pretty solid 50 minutes and decided that was enough. Just be “solid.” Don’t worry about killer instinct and putting the game away. I knew the longer they left the score at 2-1, the greater the Coyotes’ chances were of coming back. They needed another goal or two for the longest time and failed to act on it. Had they tried and made Bryzgalov really work, that might have been enough. But they didn’t. It was Shell Red Wings.
The tying goal was a load of crap, but it never should have mattered.
Also, Osgood’ll get fragged today for that game-winner and justifiably so, but it shouldn’t overshadow the fact that he kept the Wings in it. Phoenix had higher quality chances all game than the Wings did and he was there. Osgood showed up for a full 60 minutes. Just not for a little under 65…
I may have more on the game on my lunch break, but today’s the final day for that project at work, so I expect a flurry of busyness. I may not have time.