First off, i just wanna say thanks to carp and mama and all the “heads” for making this the best damn hockey blog out there. not just for hockey, but for gibberish as well!! As i type this, the national anthems are about to be sung, and you hear chants of “manny, manny”!!!! no, not you manny 4 fingers, although you are valued team member of this blog. I’m really happy for him just being able to see out of that eye, but to play in the stanley cup finals is simply amazing. i called my sister up and told her, who was the biggest malhotra fan when he was a ranger, and she already had the game on and was all choked up. yes she was his biggest fan. of the 3 signed framed jerseys she has, he is one of them. he was very nice to her and left a lasting impression on her. and yes she had a huge crush on him, which i had to listen to how he was so handsome for years! up until this day actually. ok, enough gibberish, onto the game!!
1) contrary to game 1, this was a tremendously tremendous game!! boston brought it tonight. even though they lost, they most likely would have won if not for thomas blowing it in ot.
2) well the first 5 minutes were pretty good for boston, but they really needed a quick goal for their confidence, especially with the chance krejci had alone in front.they didnt get it but they came on in the 2nd, and for a a while, i thought they had this game.
3) that really must kill boston to see burrows score the first goal when he should’ve been suspended. he irks me almost as bad as crosby with his whining to refs all the time and diving. and now biting. what next? fish hooks? eye gouges? cccp coatchecks???
4) i guess the burrows goal really pissed boston off, and as doodie pointed out about the bruins pp, and many of us as well were wondering why was chara in front with such a great point shot and plenty of big forwards to put in front of luongo? well, it took simple wrister from him to cause a pp goal. and soon after a huge save by thomas on hansen, then chara blocks a shot that would’ve tied it. if boston is to make this a series, they need their pp scoring. it has to be better. if only they had a pp qb like kaberle!
5) we signed blake parlett!!!! (who’s probably better than kaberle right now).
5 and1/2) my daughter wants me to say hi to doodie. she likes his name. so, hey doodie!!
6) kesler being compared to messier?? huh??? yea he’s had a great season, but wtb? i get that he’s hardnosed and gritty, but how do you compare them beyond that? Shouldn’t even mention messer as a canuck.
7) the canucks captain only has 2 goals. and 1 was an empty netter. maybe vancouver should put kesler’s line against chara. because that big tough american chara is too much for those europansies!!
8) bieksa got neutered. damn!!! biting in game 1 and now castration in game 2. hate to see what happens next game. wicky, u have any ideas??
9) and just when i said something about a sedin, his bro gets one. and with the primary assist from burrows. as much as i do not like boston, that’s bs that he is even playing, and then lapierre teases bergeron waving his finger in bergeron’s face. i agree with milbury for once about the lack of discipline from the league. we all know what happens if that’s avery. he probably bites lapierre’s finger off.
10) oh boy, and that just stings bad for boston. burrows with the gwg 11 seconds in ot. bad play by thomas. guy has to stay in the net, but again, burrows shouldn’t have been playing.
11) and with that, enough complaining about burrows. the guy was awesome. boston should’ve had lucic knock him into next week or send some kind of message. they need some of their top players to play like burrows did tonight. i know thomas was great throughout, but he blew it on the gwg. bruins must get some goals from their top guys. their d was pretty good but they need goals big time. if their pp doesn’t start scoring, its gonna be a quick series. the one pp goal was a weak shot and deflection too.
12) very proud of malhotra. he played a good game and was good on the pk. still cant believe how fast he recovered. friggins was good too. although he still can’t hit the net. but he’s a native ny’er from smithtown, long island. few towns over from where i grew up, so i still root for him.
12 1/2) burrows= hungry monster!!
13 ) one last thing. as good a game boston played, and still lost, i think this thing goes at least 6. and with the way we played both these teams this season, we really aren’t far off to contending. but will brad richards will get us there.? i agree with doodie. let stepan grow into that role. i think he’s good enough to. Let’s hope slats keeps up with the youth movement. with hank in his prime, and all the good young d prospects we have, all we need is the offense. we’ll be there soon heads. but not with more overpaid underacheiving free agents. watching these playoffs there is one constant. great goaltending, which we have, great d, which we will have very soon. the thing we need most now is for slats to keep building thru the draft. It’s the players teams get thru the draft that usually become the main reasons for their success. one look at kaberle should be enough for slats to stay away from richards.
well, this was fun, i got to do my first game review, although it was rushed because my daughter won’t leave me alone!! and i rambled a bit. but hey, I’m no pro like carp. and, u guys saw the game, u know what happened. i’m out. goodnight heads. theres hope for the rangers in the future. we will get there soon.