—Sometimes I know what I’m talking about. Other times, not so much. I said Marc Staal looked out of sorts at times during the game, but Tom Renney said just the opposite afterward. “I thought he played with a lot of poise,” Renney said.
—Al Montoya, Adam Hall, and Blair Betts were the first three stars, in that order. I voted for Hollweg, Dubinsky, and Hall. I’ve always been one to stray from the pack.
—I failed to point out that Brandon Dubinsky not only scored his first NHL-level goal tonight, but that he did it against Martin Brodeur. Not a bad start. “Obviously he’s one of the best goalies of all-time. It feels great and it’s something I’ll definitely remember for a long time,” Dubinsky said.
—Dubinsky was 9 of 10 on face-offs tonight. My first question tonight: “How could you lose that face-off?”
That’s all for me. I’m off to brave the traffic over the bridge for the ride home.