You may remember a comment I made at the outset of this series a week ago about how Playoffs is all about the peaks and valleys and managing the ups and the downs with an even keel, how one night you are sky high and the next you are lower than low. If you didn't know what I meant then, you most certainly do now, as the Dogs need to move on and forget last night and focus on all that matters - tonight.
They had their moments last night, racing out to a 1-0 lead, having the Grizzlies on the ropes. They had ample opportunities into the second after falling into a 3-1 hole on a bad bounce off a defenceman and in, but could never get back into it. The third period saw a shot ring off the post at one end, and the Grizzlies score at the other. Instead of a two-goal game, it was a four goal spread and the game dramatically changed and led to a goalie change shortly afterwards and the score got ugly. It's been the case through the series - one break either way, and in an instant things can change.
The Dogs need to reset, and be ready for a Grizzlies team that will no doubt be feeling confident. The Dogs will need their best game of the series no doubt, and here's hoping Home Ice will give them the boost they need to put the Grizzlies away in their second chance to do so.
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former Bulldog Max Fenkell, currently playing with the NCAA's Bowdoin College Polar Bears - great name!