Obviously this game was the most baller thing in history. Props to Bryzgalov for keeping his composure after giving up 3 goals in the first period. Say what you want about Briere being the man or whatever, but the Flyers would’ve had no shot if Bryz got all depressed and gave up. Secondly, Danny Briere is the man. Wonderful night. Penguins fans are so butt hurt right now, and I love it.
Now, to the point of my post. Peter Laviolette had a press conference after the game. When asked about what this means going forward, he said something to the effect of this. ”I don’t believe in momentum. Playoff hockey is like a loaf of bread. Each slice is different from the next. Some slices you like, and some are all moldy.”
First of all, how can you not believe in momentum? Momentum is almost tangible in playoff hockey. When Danny Briere got that first goal, it wasn’t just a goal to cut the deficit to two goals. It was the beginning of us winning the game. Everyone on the ice felt that, and it became increasingly evident as the game went on.
Second, that analogy is so incredibly flawed it legitimately made me unhappy. Mold spreads. If one slice is moldy, the whole loaf gets moldy. In that respect, that analogy is better suited to support the concept of momentum. ”It’s like a loaf of bread. When the first slice gets moldy, the next one gets moldy. Then, the next one. We’re gonna sweep the Penguins, all thanks to momentum and bread.”
I know that’s not what I should be focusing on after last night, but I’m totally a dickhead like that.