Notes on the third and OT:
-Pax is a great young prospect, but the penalties he's taking are going to land him in the coach's dog house. And so far, the coach's dog house has proven to have a trap door leading directly out of town.
-Does Atlanta have *anything* of their own? The goal song is Boston's, the PP jingle is Ottawa's and the PK one is from Toronto.
-The number of PKs is in inverse proportion to the number of shots taken by the Habs. Funny how that works.
-If the Centennial curse has indeed been lifted, it seems to have settled neatly over the head of Sergei Kostitsyn. How could he miss that breakaway?
-It's bad when you feel mild surprise every time a Hab comes off the boards in possession of the puck.
-Was anyone else hoping Markov would come out for the third?
-Discipline: Not their forte. But this is! Can they EVER get more than a game over .500 this year?
Notes on the second:
-How immature is it that when Pierre Houde says "Antropoof," I laugh every time?
-Sergei needs to get the shooter tutor out of the basement. Gomez is wasted on him tonight.
-How many Atlanta rink employees does it take to change a pane of glass? Nineteen, because they're unionized and they're only required to work six minutes a night, with a coffee break to mix it up.
-It's almost fun watching the PK, if you don't understand it's just a matter of time. It's like Ovechkin riding the golf cart under the closing garage door. Sometimes you keep your head, sometimes you don't.
-Like Santa Claus, Andrei Kostitsyn tends to give his best gifts in December.
-Plekanec is like a Transformer. Offensive dynamo one minute, devastating PKer the next. If he keeps this up, he should be a Selke candidate.
-Anyone else think the the new "Canada cheer" is the stupidest thing since Tie Domi?
-Price was hotter than the top of a bald bedouin's head until the first one beat him. He looked a bit rattled after that.
-I had a feeling the boring first would lull the Habs asleep. Now, the second has become their typically drowsy first.
-Laraque's as useless as a dildo in a convent.
-Thrashers pushed and the Habs bent over in that period. They're going to have to straighten their spines if they want a point in this one.
Hey, I didn't know so many of you were actually reading these. Thanks! So, without further ado:
Notes on the first:
-You could make a good hagis out of Metropolit. He's all heart, brains and guts.
-Laraque is like an aging starlet. He can't screw around like he used to, and his body can no longer guarantee him a job.
-And the winner of the one-pass-too-many sweepstakes: Sergei Kostitsyn.
-PING! Price is going to have to start thanking his posts, a la Roy.
-The arena in Atlanta is as lively as Hoedown Night at the rest home. And their "siren" sounds like a hotel room clock radio.
-Habs look a little bit bored. I don't like that. The Thrashers are used to playing in an energy-draining building. Habs are going to have to fight it like Dorothy in the poppy field.