Notes on the third:
-I wonder if Pleks ever calls for the puck in Czech against guys like Kaberle?
-A lot of bounces are landing on Hab sticks for a change.
-The PP has now become an exercise in "keep the puck in the zone." That seems to be the sole goal tonight, with varying degrees of success.
-Gomez has been trying really hard to scrape off some of the shit that's been sticking to him. His pass to Desharnais for the PP goal was a wonder to behold.
-Speaking of which, DD is making a very convincing case for himself in regards to next year's contract.
-Schenn wrecked Pax from behind, and nobody so much as raised a whistle. So much for the blindside hit rule.
-Plekanec has played the best pointless game I've seen in a while.
-Hockey Day in Canada has a very happy ending in Quebec.
-Price earned the shutout like Bob Cratchit earned his shilling. Great job.
Notes on the second:
-Not really great to have a D gone for five minutes, as Subban sits out. That's more Picard, which is never a good thing.
-Desharnais is just a little molotov cocktail.
-The Habs should get credit for a hat trick if any three players score in the same game.
-Spacek's not bad one-on-one, as long as he doesn't have to pivot and chase the guy.
-Nice shot by Pouliot. He'll benefit from playing with a guy who can find him anywhere, like Desharnais. And his size will help open some ice for the little guy.
-And on the instant replay of the Pouliot goal, the captain pots one off a Pax feed from his knees.
-If the Habs are leading the lead in nothing else, they certainly have to be right up there in too many men calls. Jacques the Knife needs an abacus.
-Hee hee...the way Pierre Houde pronounced "Bozak" sounds like "ballsack."
-Much better period. One more, just like that one, please.
Notes on the first:
-Hmmm...RDS or CBC, on which Healey plans to closely analyse Last Pick Kessel's ice time to see why his favourite leaf is slumping?
-Pyatt's face looks like a jigsaw puzzle of a bruise.
-Terrible PP. More disorganized than Mubarak's Thursday.
-Kostitsyn is skating like his feet as well as his head are made of cement.
-Cammalleri's probably taking his time returning, because he knows he'll probably end up on the Gomez doughnut line.
-Picard and Subban in the last minute? Martin *does* have home ice, right?
-Subban gets the decision over Lupul.