blues fan wrote:
Look I love the energy going into game 3 from some people on here but to keep saying a 2 versus 8 seed means nothing at all. It is who is hot at the time of each series. I think the stat is something like since 1985 presidents trophy starting 7 of them have went on to win the cup that is like 23% so seeds mean little in all reality. Here is a neat tidbit of info http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=559532
I root for the Blues but I and others have stated game 3 is key for THIS team at THIS time and place.
My point in saying that was that getting back in the series when you are a #2 seed playing a #8 seed is a bit different than if it were the other way around.
We were the better team all season long. If we play the way we are capable of playing, we should be able to come back and win this series.
It's not like we squeaked in and are playing a higher seed and are trailing to a better team who has outplayed us badly in the first two games. We were the better team in game #1, but Quick stole it...it happens. We had a terrible first period in game #2 which cost us the game and we were much better in the 2nd & 3rd period. WE ARE THE BETTER TEAM. We just need to play like it for a full 60 and this series will turn around on a dime. Whether that happens or not remains to be seen. Petro returning would be a big step in that direction.
Like I said, win game #3 and folks will be back on the bandwagon because we could tie up the series with a win in game #4...then we're coming back home. One game at a time. Just win the next one.