Notes on the third and OT:
-I love how Gionta likes to take on the biggest possible guy on the other team. First Chara, now Hedman. The size differential is both laughable and laudable.
-Price is a good goalie, but as far as I know he doesn't have x-ray vision. Too bad his D doesn't remember that.
-The powerplay must be rusty since the Ottawa shutout. The first unit looks as effective as a stone sponge.
-How can a team give up nothing through two, and then fall on its ass in the third like that? It's like two different teams.
-Plekanec is so worth five million bucks.
-Our jilted guys are better than their jilted guys.
Notes on the second:
-Smith is pulling a Leclaire here. I don't like this. Goalie battles scare me.
-Habs are fanning more than an old maid sharing a taxi with Brad Pitt.
-I don't have a metaphor for how bad Gill is with the puck. He *is* the metaphor for other bad things. For example, a liverwurst and jelly sandwich is as bad as Gill handling the puck.
-Anyone else get the feeling D'Agostini is getting a shot with some better linemates to prove something before he gets traded?
-It's so good to watch Andrei Kostitsyn using his size. There's so little of it on the team that when a guy has it and actually uses it, it's a treat.
-Gionta picks up the garbage better than the Glad man.
-Cammalleri is slumping. He's fighting the puck every time he has it.
-Stamkos looks like Gretzky's kid. Literally. It's the nose, I think.
-Boy, they like giving everyone heart attacks with two seconds left in the period, don't they?
-So, this is what an almost-healthy team looks like. If they were capitalizing on some of these chances, they'd be pretty impressive.
Notes on the first:
-The second half is off to a resounding start. Now, if only they could score.
-Price looks like he's ready. I just hope he doesn't cough up a soft one to put the team in the hole.
-I guess it's good Lecavalier and St.Louis got left off the Canadian Olympic team. Now that guy who wrote the book about how Quebec-born players are hard done by can write a sequel. At least one Quebecer will benefit from this. And I'm sorry Hammer and Spacek didn't get picked, but a pair of 35-year-old Ds could probably use some R&R during the break.
-I hate all the passing backwards. It's okay once in a while, if you're desperate or can see a better play by regrouping. But doing it all the time is NOT a good sign.
-No penalty call on the upending of D'Agostini early in the period makes me think there really is a reffing problem when it comes to the Habs.
-Lapierre is sucking harder than a six-year-old on a jawbreaker.
-Cammalleri has to stop trying to carry the puck into the offensive zone by himself. It's not his strength.
-Plekanec sees moving objects more clearly than the Hubble telescope.
-D'Agostini looks like he's had a jolt from the paddles. It's the most noticable he's been in a while. Metro has that effect on people.
-Watching O'Byrne and Gill try to pass the puck between them is like watching Helen Keller whisper to Beethoven.
-Habs really need to score first. It's that kind of game.