Ok, that’s better. The shots where 15-14 that period, meaning it actually was necessary for the Zamboni to clean both ends of the ice.
There’s already been a call to end the “Potvin S—” cheer, and in my first controversial move as hockey writer, blogger, and overall guardian of good taste, I second it.
Until then, a few thoughts:
— I was in the press room between periods when the Prucha goal was scored, and it was definitely strange hearing Joe Micheletti in the place of John Davidson. I’ll leave you at home to grade Michelett’s first effort (bear in mind, it is his FIRST effort), but it certainly sounds like it’s going to take some getting used to.
— Plenty of second-period fisticuffs thanks to the feisty, if not slightly unbalanced Cam Janssen, who fought both Colton Orr and Mike Hoffman in the second period. As a result, I’ve already noticed a new hockey phenomena of people holding up their cell phone cameras to capture the moment. “That’s me at the Grand Canyon. And look, here’s Cam Janssen breaking Mike Hoffman’s nose….”
— A very good period by Henrik Lundqvist, who had 14 saves in all and one impressive sequence toward the end of the period. It’s a good sign for the Rangers, seeing how everyone else seems to be injured with something…