Gotta' love all the Big Ten fans in here. I've been a Michigan Wolverine fan for as long as I can remember [my Dad went to the university]. All my favorite sports teams are in Michigan [Detroit], except for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Wings may have dropped game 1, but it was less than 48 hours after game 7 of the previous series. They looked like they were doggin' it out there. That's one of the drawbacks of having a veteran team, as they aren't spring chickens anymore. However, it was that veteran leadership that shined in game 7 against the Coyotes. Gotta' take the good with the bad concerning a veteran based roster. Still, a 1 goal loss isn't bad for the way they played. Jimmy Howard most definately could have played better. What can you expect from a rookie Goalie? He'll have his share of ups and downs in the playoffs. That's to be expected.
Game 1 was really tight
on the ice. The Sharks play an aweful lot like the Wings. Stiffling defense, and puck possesion. There always seems to be a sea of humanity in the nuetral zone, and makes the transition game nearly impossible. That's one of the best aspects of the Wings' game, but so far the Sharks have shut it down. This will prove to be a really good series. I'll take Detroit in 7 though.