Carolina's ability to rebound from a stinker of a game, from coaching to leadership, is what led them to the Cup, says Barry Melrose.
Barry Melrose says
Barry Melrose says the Oilers answered all their questions in Game 5 and he won't be surprised if the Cup finals go the distance.
Barry Melrose says that if the Oilers are to have any chance of coming back in this series, they need to solve their power-play woes.
Edmonton's ability to put more traffic in front of Carolina's Cam Ward is what put the Oilers on the board, says Barry Melrose.
Barry Melrose says Carolina's ability to score that first goal took the wind out of Edmonton's sails in Wednesday's Game 2.
What has caught Barry Melrose's eye this week? The Oilers' play and Brad Richards' new paycheck.
Want to see the new NHL at its best? Barry Melrose says just look at the four teams that are left in the Cup playoffs.
It looks like the St. Louis Blues will get the final Western Conference playoff spot, while the retirement of Mark Messier is a loss for the entire NHL.
Playing well is much more important than playoff seeding at this point, while the NHL must continue to crack down on stickwork in the playoffs.
Goalies like Marty Turco and Chris Osgood will be the most important players in the postseason.