Turns out the Red Wings lost to a pile of dog crap.
You can talk about corsi and defense and playoff experience, but you can't trump the scientific irrefutability of Ivy's bowel movements. A listener of Chicago's WTMX-FM wrote in to tell them how her lab mix has been soiling Blackhawks winger Patrick Sharp's yard, directly translating into wins.
“You’re looking at Ivy, the Blackhawks good luck charm!! Ever since P Sharp moved into our neighborhood, Ivy has been pooping in his yard and they’ve been winning. We don’t walk by his house everyday but when we do, she almost always takes care of business. The 2 times that she passed it up were followed by Hawks losses. Admittedly, I was a little remiss last week and look what happened… However, Saturday, Sunday and Monday she was 3 for 3 and the Hawks won both games. She has a small following on my FB page…just thought I’d share with you guys as well. Rest assured, I will make sure she’s 2 for 2 on the #2 the next 2 days. And yes, I always pick up after her. GO BLACKHAWKS!!”
Naturally, Sharp scored and Chicago won to complete the 3-1 comeback. The radio station texted Sharp, who responded "Yeah, I heard about it … as long as they’re picking it up."