Sharks Completely Dominate, Up 2-1
The Preds and their fans can completely forget about this series if this kind of play continues. This result was too painfully much like last year as the Preds lost 3-1 and had no business being in the game.
Even more painful is listening to this result on San Jose's feed and hearing first, the crowd go crazy on a goal you know has been scored even before the announcer can catch up, and then that hurtful sock to the chest as you hear, "They SCOOOORE!" I could have handled the first goal, but the second one fresh off a penalty kill made me sick.
So yeah, I had to hear all night the announcers stating what was obviously true: the Sharks imposed their will on the Predators and won every single aspect of the game. Unlike the Preds who did the same thing in Game 1, the Sharks actually won this game. That's the double-ouch of being down 2-1 at this point instead of the other way around.
Sorry to be gloom and doom folks, but that game was too eerily similar to last year and I can't help but think we'll be seeing more of the same on Wednesday. How in the world do the Preds bounce back from this? At least in the Game 1 loss, they could grasp at the straws that they dominated, and used it for a building block for Game 2. Here, just sheer absolute destruction. Vokoun can only do so much. And why are the Preds still taking stupid penalties, anyway? That's freaking murder.
So Preds fans...any hope? It's ridiculous that a team the Preds conquered in the regular season and is a 5th seed can make it look like a 1 seed is pushing around an 8 seed.