Bouncing back

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The Wolves beat Milwaukee 4-3 on Sunday to take a 2-1 series lead.

After our overtime loss in Game 1, all the guys were pretty upset, feeling we gave the game away late. I
think we could have played Game 2 the next morning and guys would have been happy. So our 2-1 victory Friday night after a tough physical game 2 was pretty satisfying. We didn't play as well as Game 1 but we were able to keep our game simple and get the job done, which is all that matters in playoffs.

Our schedule so far has been pretty nice, having days off in between games allows everyone to rest up and recuperate from the games. We headed up to Milwaukee Saturday, a day ahead of time, so that we don't have to deal with busing on the day of a game, which I personally hate to do. Nothing worse than getting off a two or three hour bus ride and playing a hockey game!

I always enjoy road trips in Milwaukee, even more so since we never stay there. Since I went to the
University of Wisconsin, there are always Badger fans at the game, making it feel less like being on the
road. Also, one of my favorite pre-game restaurants in Milwaukee, Mo's Italian Cucina. This guys owns three restaurants on the same street, an Italian cucina, a steakhouse, and an Irish Pub, all called Mo's. I don't know what it is about those places, but it was one of the first things I thought of when I found out we were playing against Milwaukee in the playoffs. This is what you get excited about, when you spend half the season on the road!

Playoffs go by so quickly, and every game is such a battle, you don't have time to really rest and relax
too often. You are always practicing, traveling, or preparing for a game. I don't know about all the
guys, but you tend to lose touch a little bit with the world. I know I have been watching a lot less news the last week, which isn't so bad, I needed a little break from Hillary and Barack.

Game 2 was a big win for us, especially after giving Game 1 away. Milwaukee is a tough team, and they are
stingy on defense, and have great goaltending. They always tend to play a little tougher at home, so we
know we are going to have our hands full up in Milwaukee. But i think everyone is excited and ready
for Game 3 already, anxious to get a lead in the series.

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We drove up to Milwaukee for Sunday's game. It was a great come from behind victory. You guys never let up. Keep up the good work!

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Chicago Wolves defenseman Grant Lewis is playing in his second professional season. The 23-year-old blueliner is a native of Pittsburgh and was a member of Chicago's 2008 Calder Cup Championship team. Prior to going pro, the Atlanta Thrashers' second choice, 20th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft spent four years playing for Dartmouth College (ECAC).

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