Monday, January 17, 2011

Flames vs.Habs - Bad Blood Edition

Notes on the third and OT:

-Why do I get the feeling this is going to be a loooong twenty minutes?

-Pacioretty is having a really tough time winning the puck off the boards tonight. He needs to be reminded he is not a small landholder in this game.

-Great. Flames one step closer to proving the Habs are a very fragile team.

-Spoke too soon. They've now proven it. And the backup gets yanked.

-And, what the hell was Cammalleri doing directing traffic while his team was busy giving up the zone for the tying goal?

-Note to Subban: Do NOT give the puck to Gill to carry out of the zone.

-Is Martin talking to the team, or himself back there? Tonight's tie selection looks like a test pattern.

-Gomez makes the play of the night, and Subban with the glorious shot to win it, despite all odds.

-And Team Inscrutable finds yet another way to throw two points into the ashes and then dig them out without getting burned. This act should be in Cirque du Soleil.

-In the end, all that matters is the two points.

Notes on the second:

-It's not fair to get a goalie interference penalty when you're so small a brisk wind would blow you into the crease.

-Eller, it's great to go the net. Just remember to leave the net in place.

-AK wired that. Let's hope it's a hot streak and not just a warm front.

-And now Halpern's in on the action. Kind of feel bad it went off Newfoundlander Adam Pardy's stick, but not really.

-Buh bye, Kipper. See you at the Classic.

-Habs' D is still a bit porous.

-Two guys behind Hammer on the Flames first goal is a good example of the previous Note.

-Cammalleri is having one of his best games of the year. Any chance there's some dough on the board tonight? Shhh...don't tell the league!

-Eller could have cooked a candlelight dinner and proposed before shooting.

-Oh no. Another Flames goal. And we're now back in our Habs comfort zone, wherein our team gives us all heart attacks while defending a precarious one-goal lead for the last six minutes of the game.

-Subban is playing some very, very fine defence today.

-Pacioretty will never have a better chance. The young guys are in the right place, but the timing's not...quite...there.

-This is the Habs' game to lose in the third. My fear is they'll find a way to do it.

Notes on the first:

-Still can't like the Flames. I've hated 'em since 1989.

-Way to go, Eller! Great to see a kid who tries so hard pop one.

-The Habs' D looks a little bit loose, kind of like a bum's teeth.

-Cammy with the rocket. It once was lost, and now is found.

-Gill with the cotton up his nose looks like the bad kid on the playground.

-Hello? Wiz? Forechecking means the other guy is going to fight you for the puck. Wise up!

-Crap! If that last chance had been against the Habs it would have gone in.


Anonymous said...

Habs will not lose this one. Flames backup made some terrific saves or this one was over.

Did Sutter eat another turd sandwich? The expression on his face never changes. He looks like a hired killer. Wouldn't want to play for him.

Pete said...

So funny, I was just starting to relax in the 2nd period. The actual thought that went through my head was "Wow! Nice! A game I can sit back and relax a bit and allow my fingernails to grow back"

When will I learn.

Anonymous said...

P.K. reminds me of Magic and the joy he brought to the game. Love his smile and celebrations and everything he brings to the game. Can you imagine what he would do if the Habs won the Cup? Hope I live to see it.