No More Excuses: Wings Go Down 3-0 After Game Three Loss

May 4th, 2010 by Thomas Knapp Leave a reply »
What's the excuse this time?

It can't be fatigue. The travel hasn't stopped the Red Wings from championship caliber hockey in the past. It wasn't an excuse then, it's not an excuse now.

It can't be bad officiating. The only bad call was possibly the interference on Holmstrom, and even that one wasn't that bad. 

And I'm sure a Sharks fan will tell you that the Wings were absolutely gifted a penalty shot that probably shouldn't have happened.

As much as Detroit fans hate to hear this, the bad calls have been pretty equal on both sides.

The rest were the Wings playing the same undisciplined, ill timed, bad hockey, that has garnered at least six penalties in every game of this series.

The disallowed goal? 

The officials gave Zetterberg another chance with a bad penalty shot call on the Sharks... and he didn't convert.

There are no more excuses.  There can't be.

Not with a 3-1 lead going into the third period. 

Not with Howard giving up a bad angle goal that tied the game.

Not with a defense that was falling apart as early as two minutes ...

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