One Down, Fifteen to Go
I jumped out of the car as I had returned from the pharmacy.
Just in time to catch the OT…
By the time I walked in and turned the TV on, Marty Havlat had scored the winning goal at the 00:12 mark, giving the Hawks a 1-0 series lead over the Calgary Flames.
Great game and the Hawks battled the entire way which was a good sign. However, for a the Flames (a team the Hawks dominated in the regular season) to challenge the Hawks as they did makes one realize the caliber of playoff hockey.
While I don’t think Calgary will win this series, I think that it will be a tough go for the Hawks and an indication that the next round will not be pretty.
As I’ve said all along, I don’t think the Hawks will survive the second round.
The good news is they are getting some great, intense playoff experience – this young team needs it sorely. It’s no coincidence that Havlat stepped up scoring today.