Notes on the third and OT:
-Seems someone on the Habs' bench has trouble counting. Or maybe The Knife has an extra digit somewhere?
-Travis Moen is the guy you go to when your car ain't runnin' and you need a guy with duct tape and a can of grease.
-Benoit Brunet seems to be on a very intimate, first-name basis with Latendresse. Could it be love?
-You have to admit, it was very sporting of the Habs to give the Isles every possible chance to get back into this.
-Pleky end-to-end! Sign him up, Bob. NOW!
Notes on the second:
-It's going to be interesting to see if the Habs can continue to play their game when they don't have last change on the road. It'll be harder for the first line then.
-Chipchura looks like he stuck his finger in a light socket and got shocked back into being an NHL hockey player. CLEAR!
-One thing I like about Jacques the Knife? He's not ragging on the refs and rolling his eyes on every penalty call. Sorry, Carbo, but that just cost you more trouble.
-Hamrlik's hidden talent: He's the best Hab at bouncing the puck nonchalantly off his stick to the linesman.
-I think Bergeron's fairy godfather is Doug Harvey, and he's suddenly occupying his protege's headspace. Where the hell did MAB learn to play decent D in the last two days? The play on the odd man rush during the 4-on-4 was lovely.
-This just in: Price isn't playing until Halloween, when he gets to debut the Grim Reaper mask against the leafs.
-If Cammalleri was four inches taller, he'd be a typhoon on skates. As it stands, he's still a pretty darn destructive nor'easter.
-Can't keep taking penalties and not drawing any. Islanders ARE still an NHL team, despite their record.
Notes on the first:
-Andrei Kostitsyn might be having a slow start, but he does that every year. The difference this season is he looks happy. I think Sergei's absence means he actually has to interact with other people on the team.
-I heard Plekanec is willing to sign for three years, 3.75 per season, a no-trade clause and a couple of NHL-calibre wingers. But if Gainey counters with just the wingers, he'll take it.
-Least favourite NHL habit: The dangling mouthpiece. That's just gross.
-I saw Latendresse almost beat out an icing. As Ovechkin would say, "SWEA TA GAHD!"
-Why have so many teams given up on Glen Metropolit? He's like the butter on your toast or the syrup on your ice cream.
-After the playoffs two years ago, it pleases me to see Martin Biron suffer.
-Nice pinch by Spacek. He's playing about 130% better than he did against the Rags.
-Jaro wants to play the Pens.