The Maven looks back at the NHL postseason -- and reflects.
My reflections- Had Carey Price pulled the miracle off and brought the HABS back from 3-0 to win a cup, he would have joined HOF goalie Turk Broda of the 1942 Toronto Leafs. Only Price would have been greater since Broda had to win two series to win the Cup. Price would have had to win four series for The Cup. Stan, the last time a goalie rallied a team from 3-0 deficit, you would have to back to the 1974-75 New York Islanders. The goalie was Glenn “Chico” Resch. The Islanders won the first round as you know with J. P. Parise beating Ed Giacomin 11 seconds into overtime in the decisive game three. Coach Al Arbour decided to give Billy Smith the nod in net after Chico Resch did not play well in game 2 at the Nassau Coliseum, losing in a brawl full 8-3 loss. Smith hung in with the Rangers furiously rallying from a 3-0 score to tie it to send it to overtime. Arbour went with Smith in the next round against Pittsburgh. Pens goalie Gary Inness virtually stood the Isles on their ears and were listless in game three at the Coliseum. At the next practice at the Racquet and Rink Arena in Farmingdale, Al Arbour, sensing that the victory against the Rangers had given the Islanders a moral trophy, addressed his team. Arbour said he blamed himself for not properly preparing his team to go further. He said that anyone who thought they cannot win the series cross the line he made on the ice, turn in your uniforms. Well, you know the rest. 👍