Game number one of the Stanley Cup finals has ended and the end boards...I'm sorry the Detroit Red Wings took game one.
However, I will not give them the credit they deserve for the win. They scored one goal tonight, that is it. Marc-Andre Fleury was beat by one shot and somehow gave up three goals.
He was, however, beat by the end boards twice tonight off terrible bounces from shots from Red Wings players. Did the Red Wings plan for those shots to happen? Possibly, should they have been goals? More than likely they should not have.
The Penguins played a very well fought game, and if you take away those ridiculous goals that were scored, then game one should be going into overtime instead of the the Red Wings winning in regulation.
Hopefully the boards will not score anymore goals in the rest of this series for both teams. I am not mad that Detroit got the goals, but this is the Stanley Cup, and goals need to beat goaltenders not boards giving bounces and pucks bouncing off goaltenders. That goes for both sides this series.
Hopefully we see some real goals come the following weeks, and are not left to watching ricochets decide who wins.