I don’t know. I see people saying the Red Wings’ 3-2 loss to the Lightning in Game One was close and hard fought but I’m not feeling it.
Sure, the score was close and there were battles. Plenty of hits to go around. Decent number of shots for both teams. But there were only one or two shifts where I felt like Detroit was really threatening. Their goals came on perimeter shots. They got a couple chances from the slot but weren’t moving the puck there with any regularity.
Maybe I’ve been worn down by this season but, even though the stats might call it close, I don’t see it. I’m going to need more from the Wings to consider them a threat.