Calls or no calls, we have a bigger problem...and it's just not going to be our year. We don't have the goaltending to compete. We could play all evening in the offensive zone, but the time Detroit creates congestion around our net, its in behind.
I don't think you can ask Crosby or Malkin to step up their game much more.
Come on now... How can you possibly think that we don't have the goaltending to compete? Panger and Penis head were pretty hard on Fleury after game 2, but Milbury was surprised how critical they were being. I share his thoughts on Fleury. In my opinion, Fleury has only let in one bad goal (3rd goal last night.) I think the bounces off the bullshit Detroit boards were flukey, and hard to get used to. I gave Fleury game one, and said that if he gets fooled by the bounces again, shame on him. Last night, he didn't. Filpulla's goal was just hard work, and if Fleury would have saved that, it would have been out of this world.
On the flip side, I think that Osgood has made some great saves, but I also think that he has gotten extremely lucky so far. Pucks being shot into his pads, pucks hitting posts. There were about two times that he got hit with pucks last night, and had absolutely no clue where they were. His rebound control is suspect. If the Pens could get a guy in front of the net, we could expose him.
Lastly, I think that we have played pretty well through two games. Unfortunately, we have nothing to show for it and we're waist deep in shit. We HAVE to win 3 & 4. We win both of them, I promise we will steal 5 in Detroit. It isn't far fetched to say that we could easily be up 2-0 in this series, or at least tied. The Hockey Gods need to cut us some slack, and give us a bounce.