Bog Chat: Caps Bring It on Home
Here's an excerpt from Agent Bog's Caps chat today:
Atlanta, Ga.: Coming into Game 6, I got the sense that the Caps had a desperate, yet a "we'll-show-them" kind of an attitude. How would you describe the attitude of the Penguins coming into Game 7?
Dan Steinberg: You know, we all leave the Caps (or Penguins) dressing room and say, "Jeez, I'm not sure I like what I just saw," or "Wow, they're full of confidence, eh?" But it kind of doesn't matter, to be honest.
Easily the loosest and most confident I've seen the Caps in these playoffs was in MSG after Game 3. I was convinced they were gonna rattle off three straight to win in 6. Then they lost Game 4. But they still seemed confident. Yesterday morning, the media psychologists (including me) thought the Caps seemed considerably tighter. Shows what we know.
Although really, an overtime crossbar separated us from you asking me right now, "Why weren't the Caps desperate enough yesterday?" Getting out-shot 18-5 in the first isn't necessarily a sign of desperation.
So anyhow, I'm in D.C. and not Pittsburgh, so I can't speak much to the Pens, but my hunch is both teams would really really like to win this game tomorrow, that it'll be well-placed and closely contested and that the team that loses will have a few moments they could turn to and say "a few inches, or a different call right there, and we might have won."
Boudreau has really nailed it: the true shame is that all this is happening in the second round.
(Which no doubt means that disrespected Carolina will go on to win it all.)
Tarik will be chatting tomorrow at 3 p.m. (URL to come.)
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