Notes on the third:
-Once again, Halpern has to be the best bargain in the league.
-I'm not sold on the whole Eller/Spezza matchup. Martin could be better with that one.
-Speaking of Eller, you got to know when to hold 'em and know when to blast the friggin' thing at the net as hard as you can.
-That Gionta goal was going in, pass or shot. Gorgeous!
-RDS says Gomez has a bad back. Must be from carrying the team on it. Or from trying to lift his wallet. There's so much you can say...
-Gorges playing keepaway with Kovalev. I'm betting that's a first.
-Man, was Elliott even in the net for thirty seconds before Hammer's goal?
-Way to bounce back in the third. Looks good on them. I'm thinking Weber didn't play well enough to keep Subban out against Detroit.
Notes on the second:
-It was unintentional, but also kind of unfortunate that when Pang on TSN was comparing Subban to Pietrangelo in St.Louis, he said Pietrangelo does everything the "white" way.
-Now is the time when a smart coach recognizes that Cammalleri's playing his ass off tonight and plays him with Plekanec for a few shifts.
-Habs have made more missed passes this period than a blind guy at the Playboy mansion.
-Nice quick release on Weber's point shot.
-Subban almost got his ticket back into the lineup punched along with Weber's head.
-Darche, faced with open space on a five-minute PP, freaks out and spins the wrong way for a giveaway.
-Eller can be cute, but not against Alfredsson.
-Something about a five-minute major gives them the idea that they can dick around because there's lots of time. Sigh.
-No fair chanting for P.K. Even he wouldn't have saved that wretched PP. That one called for a Markov. Double sigh.
-Wretched isn't the word for the PP. It's worse than that. That'll probably decide this game.
Notes on the first:
-One definite improvement over last year's team: The defencemen actually move with the puck. There's not a whole lot of standing around looking for a pass this year.
-All this talk about the scoring-jinxed Sens has me nervous.
-Pyatt needs to stay after practice and shoot a hundred pucks on net every day.
-Cammalleri's finally using his pissed-offedness for the greater good. Excellent second effort on the PP.
-Darche playing a little Premier League on the zone clearance.
-Pleks is faster than the Pink Ladies.
-Spacek has an unfortunate tendency to throw a suicide pass to a guy in the line of fire when he's in trouble.
-We know Price wants to score, but it'd be nice if he wouldn't risk doing it on his own net.
-End of period goals just suck the life right out of you. Price was beaten like a lame horse on that.