Don't overreact to Game 1. Many teams have lost Game 1, and looked terrible in the process, and have come back to win the series. Even though it is the playoffs, many times Game 1 is still a "trying to get your feet wet" situation.
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Don't panic about a team until they lose at home. In every Stanley Cup Final from 2009-2011, the home team won the first two games. Don't panic about being down 2-0. In 2009, the Penguins came back and won the next two at home (and eventually won the Cup).
Rule #1 trumps Rule #2
As I said before, the playoffs are great, but they aren't without their warts. Here's a couple of things I would like to see changed during the playoffs.
Pet Peeve #1
Pet Peeve #2
Every game of the playoffs is nationally broadcast in both Canada and the US. However, if it's a game that features only American teams, only the American broadcast network logo appears on the boards. I've also have seen series between an American team and a Canadian team and the Canadian broadcaster's logo only appears on the boards during the games in Canada.
Just some thoughts from my couch and some will agree and others won't.