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 ...


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