Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 12/11/06 at 10:14 AM ET
“Going in to the series, I don’t think we would have said, ‘Oh, absolutely, we can pull off an upset.’ We had so much respect for Detroit.”An Edmonton player from last year, recalling the days prior to the Punch In The Face? Nope.
“We dumped the puck in and we had good puck pursuit by Ray Whitney,” Baker recalls. “(Detroit goalie Chris) Osgood went into the corner, but Bob Errey took away any kind of a reverse play. Todd Elik, who was the center on the line right before me, changed as soon as there was a turnover at our blue line, and that’s when I went on the ice.”
Getting a little clearer now? Fun, eh?
It was just an innocent dump-in play with some puck pursuit. Osgood threw it up the wall, and the thing came off the glass right to me, and he didn’t have time to get back in the net.”
Baker one-timed the series-winning goal into the far corner of the net, unassisted.
You can’t find that kind of thrill ride on Cinemax.
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