Flip The Script: Phoenix Slow While Detroit Dominates Game 7

April 27th, 2010 by Thomas Knapp Leave a reply »
I suppose it is better to be old and cunning than smart and talented.

48 hours after the Detroit Red Wings looked slow and beaten in a pitiful Game 6 performance, it was the Phoenix Coyotes who crumpled under the pressure of "win and go home."

They were the ones to made the big miscues.  Their normally staunch defense was the one slipping up, and the Wings jumped in to take advantage; a complete inverse of that bleak Sunday that now seems forever ago.

Tonight, it was Bryzgalov that found himself staring at the oncoming train as the team in front of him collapsed rather than Howard.

Tonight, it was Bertuzzi who gained superior position in front of the net and tossed the puck home rather than Jovanovski.

Heck, tonight it was Phoenix trying to make the cute play on the 5 on 3, shooting ineffective shots rather than taking control of the ice with a two man advantage.

You want another sign of the mirror universe we peered into tonight?  Brad Stuart, taking advantage of a poor decision by a Coyotes defenseman and putting the puck on a largely abandoned Bryzgalov.

Someone hide the Blue Kryptoni ...

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