NHL Playoff Observations -- Round Two Monday

Just a few things that caught my eye:
  • Joel Quenneville managed to successfully get Jonathan Toews away from Henrik Zetterberg again. And this time, he did it in Detroit's barn. The tide has turned.
  • Jumbo Joe Thornton isn't the playoff pushover he was with Boston. And he could help carry the toothed teals further than they've ever been before.
  • T.J. Galiardi picked a fine time to snag his first NHL playoff goal. That wrister from the faceoff circle will likely become a one-on-four razzle-dazzle that went top cheddar by the time he's a grandfather ...
  • What's the over-under on the time Sidney Crosby gets his first face wash? Bye-bye, jaw protector. Hello, extra strength Advil.
  • Speaking of Sid Kid -- he has 15 points in 10 games with that plastic protector. What's possible without it? Wow.
  • I fully expected to see Carlo Colaiacovo limp off and never return after taking that shot off his ankle. Instead, he fully recovered to hack Michael Frolik on that breakaway ...


By: evantodd
On: 5/28/2013 12:57:00 PM
And poor Brendan Smith. The kid is still learning the defensive side of his game and it really has shown lately.
By: kcrites
On: 5/29/2013 8:47:00 AM
Crosby losing the jaw protector is crazy. Keep it on, he's playing great.

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