This s**t bothers me, but lets try and look at the positive. The pattern would indicate that we would tie this game. Since a tie is impossible in the playoffs, that automatically means that this exact pattern will be broken no matter what. A loss would follow more closely with the pattern, because we have played bad in every third game, but again it wouldn't follow the exact pattern, which would be a tie. Hopefully this means that we get the W and not the L.
In other words, the pattern has already been broken before the game has even been played. Hopefully that means the monkey is already off our back.
[ Edited by pwillis52beasty on Jan 15, 2013 at 3:17 PM ]