NHL Playoff Observations -- Wednesday

  • Read my lips, Dion Phaneuf – hit the guy if you’re going to pinch. Better yet, DO NOT PINCH. He’s a decent player, but a crappy decision maker. Yikes.
  • David Krejci is money in the bank in the postseason. His hattie was just his third, three-point effort in his last four games. Ten points in four games. Wow.
  • Breaking news, Toronto fans. Elisa Cuthbert (fiancé of Dion Phaneuf) was not giving April Reimer (wife of James) the stink-eye after the winning goal. Gotta love this market.
  • Chip and wait. Chip and wait. Gravol couldn’t have made the third period better in the Kings-Blues’ game. The Kings did everything to bring the game to a halt. It worked for 19:15. Thank the hockey gods for overtime, Kings’ fans.
  • Speaking of Palmieri – you got Kronwalled. Man, Niklas Kronwall can hit. And I loved the fans’ chant/taunts afterward. Palmieri will know exactly where that guy is from this point on.
  • Two series are on the line tonight and I’ll be on the ice when the results from the first come in. I ask you this – will the Habs shake things up like the Canucks say they will?


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