02 May 2010

Post-Game 2 Observations

  • In Game 1, the Penguins hinted that they may have learned the strategy to beat Halak: shoot rarely. Today, they learned that the more they shoot on him, the better he is.
  • Sergei Kostitsyn has watched the last few games from the pressbox. Today, Andrei Kostitsyn may as well have - 1:43 total ice time. Think they'll be gone after this season's over? I'd bet the farm on it.
  • This could end up being another long series - if so, we simply can't survive using only three lines. The utility guys have to step up to the plate.
  • Guts and determination make winners and champions. Both of these teams have it - Washington did not demonstrate those qualities in the last round.
  • Mike Cammalleri >>>>>>>>>>>> Alex Tanguay in the battle of the #13's. Tanguay sat out of the playoffs last year because he didn't feel that his shoulder could hold up against the Bruins. Cammalleri's returned from a gruesome leg injury and has stepped up big time in the playoffs.
  • Brian Gionta >>>>>>>>>>>> Chris Higgins in the battle of the #21's. What a warrior!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good game by the Habs.

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