Notes on the third:
-Bergeron's begun missing the net with the bomb now. Time to send him to the glue factory.
-My God, this is an awful hockey team. Just awful. Yet, they'll still finish tenth and end up with a nobody in the first round again. This is so painful to watch.
-I'm not losing any more sleep over this. There are eight minutes to go and I'm packing it in because I think the Habs have as much chance of getting this to OT as I do of winning the Nobel Prize in Physics. Sucky game, sucky team.
Notes on the second:
-Nice job tying up Houdini on the Rangers first goal, there Mara.
-I wonder if Wild fans are as disgusted watching Pouliot finally use his size in Montreal as we are at seeing Latendresse do it over there?
-Watching D'Agostini struggle on the Pleks line is like watching Fred and Ginger dance in leg irons.
-Hall "Icing" Gill can be so frustrating to watch handling the puck.
-Bloody hell! Two shorties in two nights? When the PP starts costing you goals, it's time to start declining them. AND, hasn't the Habs D ever heard of taking a "good" penalty and pulling down the guy on the breakaway? For God's sake.
-Markov's looking like hell for the last half-dozen games. I hope it's just the early adrenaline of coming back from the injury wearing off and not a long-term thing.
-Spacek and Hamrlik also looking like crap, especially on the go-ahead goal. And Gorges, who was having a decent night, decides to fall into the Avery trap and get his ass handed to him too.
-I'm sensing a pattern here. Does the Habs entire D suck tonight or what?
-Halak is looking uncharacteristically frantic tonight.
-Not a bad showing with the fisticuffs by Pouliot. So, I guess now that he's a goalscorer, Laraque doesn't do that stuff anymore.
-Habs just collapsed and gave that period away. Unbelievable. Shots on the game are 24-10 for the Rangers. Go System!
Notes on the first:
-The rink looks really dark. They're not accidentally in Jersey, are they?
-I'm sure there's stupider than Avery, but most of it is institutionalized.
-The PP should be wearing a toe tag for identification purposes.
-Czech sausage! Pleks served that up on a platter and Cammalleri found it delicious. I hope he goes for seconds.
-One of the biggest problems the Habs have is having the puck clean on their sticks in their own end, then soft-serving it right to the other team rather than decisively clearing it out. It happened EIGHT times on the first Rangers' PP.
-Mara on a breakaway for comic relief. This game has it all.
-Gionta has incredible hand-eye coordination. And the best part about him being the tiniest man in the NHL is even when he hits it in with a high stick, it isn't above the crossbar.
-It's possible D'Agostini actually has negative value at the moment. He's soon going to have to start paying the Habs for his place in the lineup.
-I think the Rangers are the only team in the NHL that passes the puck worse than the Habs do.
-Nice period, but I expect Tortarella to bust a blood vessel and a couple of vocal cords during the intermission, which might make his team try to tie this up.