Notes on the third:
-Suddenly everyone's playing D like they have defensive super powers. If that's Martin's doing, then I have seriously underestimated the love child of ALF and the Gumper.
-Gill's playing a hell of a game. He and his partner, the ten-foot stick, have been great.
-Price laughing with PK after making a fantastic save. It looks like PK thinks Price is a superhero. I'm starting to think he's not wrong.
-Wouldn't it be awful for PK to make a fantastic check like he did at the 9-minute mark, and while the crowd was chanting "PK, PK", give it away? I hope that never happens.
-Oh NOOOO! Don't tell us Markov's hurt again?! May you never enjoy the pleasure of a woman again, Staal, if that's true.
-If Plekanec had lived in ancient Rome, he'd be worshipped as a god. Andrei Kostitsyn is his first disciple.
-Darche! Great to see a plumber rewarded. Especially when he's the lowest-paid plumber in Montreal. Literally. Check the hourly rates of those guys.
-A friend watching the game with me said the Habs looked like they were in the All-Star game for half the night.
-Camera close-up on the kid who caught Pleks' first toss of a first-star puck. The kid was flipping out. THAT makes the whole gimmick worth it.
Notes on the second:
-The Bell Centre PA guy should throw some marching tunes in the rotation to accompany the penalty parade.
-Dumb penalties will be the story of this game, and the 'Canes are on the board because Cammalleri took one. I do love how Lacroix sounds depressed when he reads out the Carolina goal info, though.
-Okay, who was supposed to have Kostopolous in the slot? I'm guessing Gomez who was looking like he had no clue what he was doing on the ice at the time.
-Sometimes I wonder if Plekanec would like to beat some of his linemates with a broken stick.
-Just as I write that, Gio roofs one in glorious, first-century Hab tradition.
-And just as I write THAT, Lapierre pulls a spinerama to end all spineramas. Even PK could learn from that.
-Pouliot! This is an embarrassment of riches.
-PK just unravels people.
-Anybody notice Kostitsyn hasn't scored since he was taken off Plekanec's line? Jacques?
-Great last six minutes. Habs need twenty more of those.
Notes on the first:
-The 'Canes are the perfect foil for momentum. Hope the Habs play a different character against these guys than they usually do.
-That Skinner kid is really something. How could all those scouts get that wrong?
-PhD line plays the "Full steam ahead, shoot on the net" style. They should give classes.
-Canes PP is aggressive with lots of movement. Dumb penalties will decide this game if the Habs don't smarten up.
-Plekanec is more valuable than copper pipe.
-Price has saved more than Scrooge tonight.
-Cammalleri! He has risen!
-Love those last-minute goals when the good guys get them.