I'll admit it.
I was wrong.
I picked the Boston Bruins to win their series against the Montreal Canadiens in six games.
Clearly, this will not happen.
That being said, I like their chances in seven.
They were knocked on their heels on game one.
A referee's whistle stole game two.
They won in OT in game three.
They lost a coin flip of a game in game four.
They got in Carey Price's head in game five.
So, the way I see it, each team has a blowout, and each team has a coin flip of a one goal win, and the difference is another one goal game that the referees handed to the Habs.
Going into Boston tomorrow, I like our chances.
I quote myself:
Despite the fact that the Bruins didn't score in game four, they were for much of the game the better team, and now they have the chance to go back to Montreal, and face that crowd again. My guess is they rise to the challenge. Obviously, being down 3-1, it's easy to say that the Bruins can't lose another game. But if they had won last night, would the situation be any different? Could they afford to go back to Montreal and lose, hope to win in Boston and then head back to the building that they never won a game in for game seven?
No matter what happened last night, they would need a win in Montreal in game 5.
And if they can do this, they will build on the confidence that they have started building in game two, and add to it the knowledge that they can beat them in their own barn. With that kind of momentum, I really like their chances back in Boston for game six, and in game seven, anything can happen.
I like our chances.
And I know I don't spend a lot of time talking about the west, but how about that Marty Turco?
Look out for that guy.