Notes on the third:
-Thank God for RDS. I couldn't take Cole anymore.
-Gionta is such a tiny beast. He's like a rabid chihuahua.
-Pacioretty looked the most like an AHL player he's looked all year tonight.
-Cammalleri isn't the best guy to be carrying the puck into the offensive zone. He's not got the moves Gomez has.
-It's some freak of numbers that this PP is still ranked first in the league. Or do other teams' power plays just suck more?
-This one's on Price and the wretched PP. Horrible, boring, lousy, heartless, stinking, brutal, disgusting, wretched excuse for a game.
Notes on the second:
-I think Plekanec has actually scored two goals from that weird angle this year. Good for him to break the slump.
-Price is not having a stellar night. I guess there's no question about who's starting tomorrow. The only question is, will we see Jaro tonight as well?
-I'm really glad Spacek and Hamrlik aren't going to the Olympics. Two weeks off, especially for Spacek who's looking tired, will be very important down the stretch.
-I see angry Sens who don't want to fall two points behind Montreal. I don't see angry Canadiens.
-Habs D are challenging the neutral zone better than they were earlier in the year.
-The Canadiens look like they're trying to save something for tomorrow night. Someone needs to tell them tomorrow is a lot tougher if they lost tonight.
Notes on the first:
-I wondered how long I'd be able to stand HNIC, but I thought I'd give it a shot, despite Bob "I Hate Montreal" Cole's lousy play-by-play because I've never heard Carbo's colour commentary before. So far, the big insight from him is "Markov is important to Montreal." Hmmm...really, Carbo?
-Another Brodeur in nets against Montreal. It's freaking me out to hear them say "Great save Brodeur!" Just when I was hoping the first one would soon retire, too.
-The stick in Markov's face is the very reason why they need to have video review on plays that cause injuries.
-D'Agostini made a nice little move at the blue line to get the shot through. He needs to do that more often.
-Weird play...camera closeup on the ref holding Markov by the sleeve. No idea what that was all about.
-Price can never hold the puck when it hits him. It's like watching him in a greased pig-catching contest.
-The Gomez line had a great game of monkey-in-the-middle in the Sens end for a shift, but they forget that one of the monkeys has to shoot the puck once in a while.
-Once again, the first goal against is completely deflating. There's nothing worse than allowing a shorty.
-Pouliot makes me forget whiny Latendresse even exists, despite his giveaway on the Sens goal. Imagine, a big guy who goes to the net?!
-Gomez is hotter than his mama's taco sauce tonight.
-Too bad the PP is so dreadful tonight. They never get this many chances, and the even-up calls will be coming soon.
-I can't stand Alfredsson.