Notes on the third:
-I hate it when a PP is split between periods. The centre-ice faceoff just kills momentum.
-The call on Moore for crosschecking is in the top three for "Lamest Penalty Call of the Post-Season." If you think that's the one, call or text your votes to 1-800-REFS-SUCK.
-Pyatt kills penalties like a rabid tabby kills songbirds.
-Bergeron seduces us with his shot, like a starlet with a spectacular rack. But, without the shot, MAB is wretched, like the starlet when the cleavage starts to widen and all that's left is a lot of bleach and ill-fitting lingerie.
-.Lapierre is one of the guys who give credence to the theory that guys who grew up loving the Habs play harder when it really counts. There are uglier Picassos than that goal.
-Honestly, don't the refs EVER get sick of listening to that friggin' Crosby whine? EVER?
-I can't believe a raw rookie like Subban is playing the way he is. Is this how it felt to watch Dryden in '71?
-What a game. I love this team.
Notes on the second:
-Gill's absence is noticable because Crosby is noticable. You can tell there's nobody on the ice with a ten-foot stick tonight.
-Jaro had better be talking to his posts and saying "well done."
-Ah...what an unfortunate goal to allow! Then again, I guess it balances out when the Pens probably should have scored three others.
-Shooting from one step inside the blue line isn't cutting it, Gomez.
-Cammalleri defies the people who say size is an issue. Eleven goals in thirteen playoff games say he earns his money. And I love how he never freaks out after he scores. It's always, "So? There's more where that came from."
-Andrei Kostitsyn is wearing the title belt for World's Super Most Frustrating Player Ever that he won from Alex Kovalev. Makes that lovely pass to Cammy for the second goal, then makes an idiotic pass in his own zone that nearly costs a goal.
-Spacek actually hit the net on a point shot. Can he play every game with vertigo? Oh, and how about the irony...he scores and they play "Vertigo."
-What a push-back. Can they hold 'em off for another twenty? If Big Jean can work the mind-meld on Crosby from the fourth row, I think they can.
Notes on the first:
-If Spacek gets dizzy and has to puke, I hope it's on Crosby.
-Cammy! The finisher is back. Gorgeous no-look pass by Pleks too.
-Stupid too-many-men penalty, but a great, great kill.
-Terrible bench management on the Crosby (blech) goal. Martin CANNOT have Bergeron and Pouliot out there against that line.
-Oh, Pleks! Roughing? Really? He should know by now you can't touch the Pens because there will NOT be offsetting minors in situations like that.
-I think Pouliot has no peripheral vision. I've lost count of his neutral-zone giveaways.
-I loved the tight shot on RDS of Crosby one-on-one with Subban along the boards. PK matched his every move. Looked like Fred and Ginger there.
-Serious question: Does anybody remember Gomez EVER potting one in a wide-open net?
-Spatch saved his own ass there, with the great diving stick check after getting caught. He's not looking too bad so far.
-Hope is still alive.