GIF of the Night
TBL started the game stronger, but Carey Price held the Habs in it while they found their footing. David Desharnais opened up scoring as the rare bird known as the Montreal power play struck. Subban had a brilliant pass to set him up. The Habs scored two more goals, chasing Anders Lindback. Kristers Gudlevskis entered in relief and…promptly gave up a wrap around. The series now heads back to Montreal. Game 3 is at 6:00 CST on Sunday. Canadiens lead the series 2-0.
The ending in this game was nuts (and you thought I wouldn't go there). After Detroit controlled the puck for good parts of the game, ceding it to Boston for periods of time before taking it back. Milan Lucic speared Danny DeKeyser for a clean hit on a zone entry. The game was a battle between goalies Tuukka Rask and Jimmy Howard until the last two minutes when Pavel Datsyuk scored while Justin Abdelkader made the Boston defence go "timber", allowing for Detroit o win the game. Game 2 goes Sunday at 2:00 CST. Red Wings lead the series 1-0.
Garbutt goal! This game featured a lot of butts scoring goals and another spear to the region that Joel Quenneville was trying to teach everyone to protect on Thursday night. Ryan Getzlaf looked no worse for wear, scoring Anaheim's opening goal and Corey Perry speared someone because he is Corey Perry. The winning goal was scored after Andrew Cogliano decided that he should try his hand at being a lumberjack and the referees thought he made a good one and let it go. Game 3 goes Monday at 8:30 CST. Ducks lead the series 2-0.
Missed it yesterday, but Tim Campbell has a summary of what Kevin Cheveldayoff's press conference. No surprise, Chevy plans to stay the course. I wish I knew what course that was.
Around the League
Olivier Bouchard talks tactics from game one of TBL/MTL (French).
DragLikePull shows just how woeful Randy Carlyle's possession game is.
Someone in Boston decided to defend Lucic's chicken play and hahahahahaha.
Bonk'd Mullet sorted through the insanity that is Eugene Melnyk.
Jonathan Willis looks at the trouble that the Lightning are in, being down 2-0 and going on the road.
Bruce Arthur brings some history into the fold.
Sean Fitz-Gerald looks at the potential end of hockey in Canada.