Notes on the third:
-The two-ref system puts too many guys on the boards in the way of the puck. Another thing to hate about it.
-D'Agostini can't do much on the ice these days, so he's kindly offered to fill the role of team punching bag in the absence of a goon.
-If Darche never plays another NHL game, he'll remember this one.
-The defence can't complete a pass to save their collective lives, but it didn't come back to haunt them tonight.
-Let this put to rest the argument that Halak can't win against top teams. He was great.
-Boy, did Gionta ever want that empty net at the end?!
-Good game. Now, Habs, either play thirty more of them, or go home.
Notes on the second:
-Anyone think Pouliot wants to stick it to Lemaire, just a bit?
-Halak handles the puck like Edward Scissorhands handles origami.
-Lapierre seems to have a better game every time they deep-six another French guy from the roster. The footsteps he's hearing are getting louder.
-The Gill/Mara pairing is in the grand Habs tradition of Souray/Rivet and Dandouillon. Scary crap on ice.
-Wow. Who knew Darche could tip better than Bill Gates? Oops, never mind. On replay that looks like Gionta's goal.
-The power play looked as organized as the space under a three-year-old's bed.
-It's a miracle to me that more open guys at the backdoor in the Habs crease don't score.
-If things go according to history, the Devils will tie this up pretty soon. I hope Jaro is ready for an onslaught.
Notes on the first:
-Martin looks like he buys his suits at mafia estate sales.
-Any Habs-based drinking game should have a "Mara falls on his ass" component.
-Okay, when the Devils have ONE major scoring threat, how hard is it to keep someone on him so he doesn't have a freaking BREAKAWAY every single time they meet?
-Why does it take the Devils PA guy ten minutes to announce a goal? Did they have to wake him?
-Watching Pleks look to his right for his linemate on the rush, see that it's Moen and then give up on the pass and take the shot himself is more painful than shaving with a brick.
-You know what the Habs do wrong? They start every rush standing still. The defencemen take the puck behind the net and wait until everyone has stopped skating, then they try to take it out while the opposing forecheckers set themselves up in the passing lanes.
-Gomez could put a puck through the eye of a needle, and Pouliot can shoot it before the goalie knows he's got it.
-There are signs of life here, but the Habs are so very fragile.