Notes on the third:
-Unbelieveable, the number of penalties. Just unbelieveable.
-We can talk about bad luck, but the old adage about making your own luck is really true. When guys like Gomez are dragging their asses, nobody's making any luck.
-Eller shows some nice flashes, but the rookie mistakes are painful.
-RDS is showing some interesting sequences of veterans making stupid decisions. Instead of making the simple play, they're passing into traffic and getting picked off.
-Spacek looked like Serge Savard on Chimera. Too bad it only happens once a month.
-When a team hasn't scored on the PP all night, the coach should never pull the goalie. All he's doing is padding the other team's stats.
-I HATE getting shut out. Worse, my new Patrick Roy sweater has a losing record.
Notes on the second:
-Once again the Habs are spending half the game on the PK. Discipline has got to be better.
-Cammalleri's playing like ass, but he didn't deserve a pass in the face.
-It would be nice if Plekanec could play all sixty minutes.
-Gomez is just terrible. He's as bad as year-old eggnog.
-I hope when Wisniewski's in the lineup Picard never plays again.
-Speaking of affirmative action, what's the point of Lapierre this year?
-Typical. Finally exerting some pressure and then a TMM penalty. The dumbest penalty possible to take.
-Maybe a bit too harsh on Picard earlier. He made a pretty defensive play on Ovechkin. He's still not consistent enough to be an everyday NHL D though.
-Price is coming around. A couple of nice stops helped him regain equilibrium. Too bad none of the millions of dollars of talent in front of him can score.
-Gill handles the puck with the concentration of a drunk guy trying to walk a straight line.
-Habs are getting killed by a guy named Beagle. Poetic justice for a team playing like a bunch of dogs.
Notes on the first:
-Well, the PP at least looks like it's sick of losing.
-Price wants this one, just to prove he's as good as Jaro.
-Gomez is playing Christmas hockey...like a turkey. Actually, he's doing more watching the puck than playing with it tonight.
-The Caps aren't looking as angry as they should be after last spring.
-It's nice to hear Kostitsyn's name not immediately followed by "ay yi yi" on RDS.
-You know what's funny? In some games you can almost feel a rhythm to the penalty calls. It's like the refs feel they should be doing something, so they call something after a lull.
-Price didn't look fabulous on the first goal, again. He seems to be having some concentration issues similar to those he experienced last season. I think it's a combination of fatigue and weak defensive plays like the one Weber made right before the Caps scored.
-Wisniewski can't get here fast enough. Great trade.
-Oh, crap. The last-minute goal again. This team is just falling apart. Subban made yet another dumbass play to cause that one. Now, if recent history is any indication, the game is over.