Some quick hits…
<li>Brendan Shanahan on both goalies being pulled early today:
“I asked Henrik if he had taken their goalie out last night, but maybe not. Swedes and Finns don’t hang out together.”
<li>Brandon Dubinsky was up third in the shootout.
“I can’t tell you what I was going to do. I need to hold on to my secrets for next time.”
<li>I can’t take credit for this (and the person who deserves it wishes to remain anonymous). But fans of 70s rock might appreciate a new nickname for Christian Backman: Backman Turn-it-over Drive.
<li>Paul Mara appeared in the dressing room after the game looking like a ghost. The surgery to his face involved the insertion of plates and pins near his eye socket. He said he’s still in tremdous pain.
“I’ve had better weeks,” he said.
Hey, look on the bright side. At least you didn’t get traded….