Notes on the third:
-I'm really not paying much attention to the play off the top. I'm busy toasting Habs who did well.
-Remember when the Habs used to score?
-Halak has stopped about nine breakaways in this game. He's got the big, clanking balls we like to see signed long term.
-Oh wow! Gomez, apparently, has a shot! It's like finding out Barbie has a penis, but I'll take it.
-Bergeron is a waste of oxygen in this game. And, when you consider oxygen is a very common gas in the atmosphere, you'll understand what a serious waste Bergeron is.
-The call on Metro was bull. If you thought it was bull when you watched it live, you were right.
Notes on the second:
-You know what I hate? The sterile rink names these days. I know Flyers fans will always be assholes, but they had some cachet when they were being assholes in The Spectrum. In the Wachovia Centre, they're just garden tools. And, you just know this shit wouldn't be going down in the Forum.
-Fallout Boy makes the giant giveaway on the Flyers second goal, and Pouliot lets Richards go on their third. Upgrade on the wings, anyone? At least in terms of friggin' brains?
-When Darche and Moen are on your top lines, there's a serious depth issue.
-The refs are WAY too quick on the too-many-men penalties. The extra man for the Habs was within a foot of the bench, going off, when that call was made.
-How come Montreal PPs seem to fly and Philly ones go on for hours?
-I guess Martin will be wiping his butt with the lucky tie tomorrow?
-I hate the Flyers and their fans, but it doesn't matter if the team is better than the rest of the opponents the Habs faced. It matters that they're better than the Habs, and they DO play that style our guys can't handle.
-I've opened my end-of-playoff champagne because this is the night. But, it was a helluva run.
Notes on the first:
-Gio! No shutout tonight, Leighton!
-If this is the last game of the year, at least we won't have to look at Bergeron be steamrolled off the puck on the point ever again.
-Bloody hell. This team has no luck. I've been saying all year Jaro would pay for those huge rushes out of the net after loose pucks, but what a time to pay!
-Flyers are throwing all kinds of breakaway passes between Gorges and Gill, and it's working.
-They've been good on the PK without Gorges and Pyatt tonight. I'm actually more scared of the PP than I am about the PK right now.
-Wow, Halak on Asham was a game-saver. If they were paying him by the save, he'd be taking home his money in gold nuggets.
-Not a bad period, but the lack of success on faceoffs and in winning along the boards is going to hurt them.
-So maybe his actual wording was lost in translation, but CKAC is reporting today that Pleks is calling a win tonight. That's either the ballsiest thing he's ever done or the dumbest.
-My new theory on what's wrong with Andrei Kostitsyn: He's actually Fallout Boy. He was born just before the Chernobyl melt-down belched tons of radioactive waste on his country, killing brain cells all over the place. The dumb look and inability to think more quickly than the speed of darkness might not really be his fault.
-Cammy's loose. His twitter comments are making fun of Spacek's pants.
-I want to be just zen about this game because it's been a great run and there's no shame in being the last team standing outside the Finals. I can't though. I want it because I hate the Flyers so, so much.
-Two things for tonight: don't get shut out, and don't give those bloody Flyers fans anything to Ole about. Oh, and no dumbass penalties to suck the life out of the team before it gets going.
-The importance of the first goal is true for every team, but for the Habs it's the difference between life and elimination.