Notes on the third:
-It's kind of sad how the CBC announcers sound depressed about Ottawa's performance.
-Martin's tie tonight looks like a collection of those claw-game aliens in Toy Story.
-The announcers sound sad, but the Habs-themed crowd is thrilled. Ottawa is SO not an NHL city.
-CBC commentary: "Habs can't get it out, but Ottawa can't get it in." Sounds like a meeting of spinsters to me.
-The only reason why Foligno ended up on top of Subban is because PK was on one knee at the time.
-Andrei Kostitsyn is going to be having the best vodka tonight.
-Price has never been a shutout goalie, but his posts and teammates, as well as his own skill, gave him a precious gift tonight. Go Carey!
Notes on the second:
-If I could pick one Senator for the Habs, I'd pick Fisher. He's exactly what the Canadiens need. Plus, his wife would take media attention away from Price.
-Gill's a great team guy and a second goalie on the 5-on-3. But when the verb most often used to describe his skating is "lumbers," you know it's not a good sign.
-Short-handed two-on-one! Habs rush in! Plekanec makes a perfect pass to...Travis Moen. Sigh.
-Poor, poor Eller. Makes a fantastic move to gain the zone, looks around and everyone else is a mile behind him. Martin, if you ever had a human emotion, get this kid some linemates.
-I have a feeling this team is not going to score a ton of goals, despite the talent. I don't want to jump on the hair-pulling Boucher bandwagon, but I think they might score more with a different coach. Again, sigh.
-Okay, so we've now learned Halpern can't fight. Welcome to the Habs, Jeff. You fit right in.
-You know when we'll know AK has arrived? When he shaves his head and admits he's freakin' bald.
-Pouliot's backhand was sweet as the bass player. (Obscure Kids in the Hall reference for you fans). Finally!!
-The Senators are AK's bitch. Thankfully, because the Habs have been Alfredsson's for years.
-Yes! Another dominating period. One more guys. Marty's almost retired in my mind.
Notes on the first:
-Nice lively start. Habs look like they've got live goldfish in their pants.
-Gill's SUCH a liability on offence. If we added up the time the Habs spend hemmed in their own zone, there'd be a very high percentage of it due to Gill mishandling the puck.
-I'm rooting harder for Eller to score than I am that all the copies of "Score: A Hockey Musical" spontaneously combust.
-Subban pulled a "Top Gun"...just hit the brakes and they'll fly right by. That led to the goal.
-Speaking of which, Kostitsyn's shot is harder than Gorges' head.
-Lapierre's head thinks he's a great hockey player sometimes, but his body betrays him.
-Habs look shocked by the no-goal and lost focus for a while.
-Plekanec decided to save the PP from further embarrassment and turn it into a 4-on-4.
-Nice, dominant period. Two more like that and I might start to forget about Brodeur.