Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 Review – 4-3 Pens Win

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. “

Thats the best quote I have heard this playoff run.

Make no mistake about it, the Wings played sloppy in the first period resulting in the Pens taking a 2-0 lead. In the second period, they started to wake up, but still trailed. In the 3rd they came alive and came ready to play the game. They took a 3-2 lead, and then sat back and tried to play D.

Overall, I am very disappointed with the wings effort. They expected the Pens to just sit on their asses and let the Wings win the game. They didn’t expect the Pens to come out with a strong effort and try to win the game. That is downright shameful. Even with the Wings puting 1 in their own net, and playing that sloppy, they came out in the 3rd period and dominated.

That should really piss every wings fan off. To see just how dominating they are when they put their minds to it. Instead of playing that way for the entire game, they bring it the 3rd period. Make no mistake about it, if the Wings played like that from start to finish every game, they would have swept the Pens. Instead, they play like ass and the general consensus here on these forums are that the Wings lost for other reasons.

Look in the mirror guys. You let them back into this series, and as I said before, this is going 7 games. Especially if you come out and play like you did in Game 5 and Game 3.

I have zero pity for the people who payed $2000 a ticket to watch the Wings last night. With the wings playing like they did, they didn’t deserve to hoist the cup.

No way in hell am I blaming the refs either. The two goaltender interference penalities were ones I could have called if I were reffing. I can’t argue with them thats for sure. When a player drives to the net UNINHIBITED and runs into the goalie, there should be a penalty call. As a goalie, if someone did that to me, I would be pissed if it wasn’t called. Being able to drive the net is one thing. Running the goalie down is another.

The Wings have no one to blame but themselves. They came out in the first period and played like they expected to lift the cup. They played like the Pens were just going to give it to them. That is just as shameful as getting up by a goal in the 3rd period and then trying to hold the lead with 6 minutes to go. Horrible defense on the last goal too. Talbot had 2 whacks at that puck and no defenseman planted him on his ass.

Wings have no one to blame but themselves.

See you all for game 6.