Notes on the third:
-Did Auld suddenly change into the Dryden retro mask, or am I missing something?
-Isles tie it up with the D running around and Gomez, as per usual, lagging behind the goalscorer. At some point, demotion has to enter Gauthier's mind.
-Although he didn't even touch the man until he went down, White gets a penalty. That makes sense, in the NHL's version of officiating.
-It's kind of funny when you think of NHL rookies in their first game against Gionta. They see him and say, "Cool, I'll nail HIM." Then they find out about Gionta.
-Someone's got to explain...very slowly...to Kostitsyn that he can't pass like he shoots.
-Kostitsyn reminds me of the years before computers were in everyone's home. Then, you'd call something predictable and robotic "Computerized." That's what he is. He thinks only of the proper play at the proper time according to the book; not whether there are circumstances making that play unfeasible in the moment.
-And a loss to the Isles. Why am I not surprised?
Notes on the second:
-In substance abuse programs they say you have to hit bottom before you can recover. Has Gomez hit bottom yet?
-Speaking of Gomez, he and Kostitsyn are rapidly earning the title, "The Special Line."
-Difference between this year and last year? If Auld wins, he won't be getting the next start.
-A minute thirty in their own zone...held there by the Islanders...does not bode well for the Canadiens playoffs.
-Gorgeous goal by Pouliot with the DD screen.
-Of course, little time passes before Spacek is caught and it's tied again. D, oh, D, where are you?
-And the see-saw tips up once more...Plekanec hopes the ECHL goalie doesn't know Kostitsyn is useless, and goes for the look. Great goal.
Notes on the first:
-Pacioretty on RDS pre-game gives his monotone answers, then looks acutely uncomfortable while Pierre Houde translates for the audience. Weird dynamic there.
-If the Habs can't beat the Isles ECHL backup, there are serious scoring issues on this team.
-Pouliot starts the penalty parade. Somebody get that man a baton!
-The next time Gomez makes a drop pass he should be jolted with a cattle prod.
-If Poo Poo lead the big parade, Pacioretty had a hundred and ten cornets close behind.
-One thing the old guys do really well that the kids don't? Lifting the puck out of trouble on the backhand.
-Pleks always knows where everyone is, even when he shouldn't be able to see them. It's kind of freaky.
-Honestly, why is Gomez playing first-line PP minutes? What has he done to earn that?
-Ooh. I FELT Auld's groin strain on that one split save.
-Can't blame Subban for the penalties. His forwards (Gomez) are making some really desperate decisions on the PP that are leading to interceptions.
-Desharnais is brilliant. He's small, but he's got more talent in his small jock than half the team has in its six-foot bodies. Great pass to Pax for a great finish.
-How long do you think it'll be before Martin recognizes that there's special chemistry between DD and Pax? They were ONLY 1-2 in AHL scoring.
-If the Isles were better, they'd be up a goal. This is NOT good.