Game six in the books, and what a game it was.
The NHL should show tapes of this game to anyone that has never seen a game, or swears that they can't stand hockey. The intensity of this game was amazing. The fans were loud, the boys were banging, and the pucks kept finding the back of the net. It every game was like this, hockey would be the world's favorite game.
Lucic continues to impress with his rapid improvements. The kid can play in every situation, and more importantly, can be depended on to give an extra jab or facewash when a scrum ensues. It's just too bad that it's the playoffs. Komisarek has one coming to him, as does Hamrlik. On second thought, it probably wouldn't happen. Their gloves seemed to be sewn to their jerseys similar to Sean Hill's. Check out the extra-strength thread they bought for this at www.idontfight.com/products/habsvajayjay. (No, it's not a real link, so don't get on my ass about the page not coming up)
Sobotka...where the hell did you come from? Now, I'm not complaining, but it would have been nice to see the physical side of your game during the regular season.
It seems the two games that Ol' One Nutter (Kessel) watched from the box made an impact. He's shown that he wants to play. However, I think that someone should stitch up his shorts a little bit...I think I saw his taint on a slow-mo HD low angle replay. I'm sure Hamrlik could provide him with the aforementioned thread.
Sturm has finally tasted the back of the net. Murray, however, could use a night off. Give the kids a chance to get in there. I know the guy as loads of playoff experience, but if you're not scoring, you better contribute in some other way. To my thinking, he hasn't. He coasts, get the puck on his stick, and rips one...which promptly slams off the glass thirteen feet above Price's head. He's always been spotty (like Suckmy Koivu's period), but it's the freaking playoffs. Put the puck in the net and stop screwing around.
All in all, great effort from the boys tonight. They didn't stop pushing. Price seems to be thinking, "Holy shit, it's not supposed to be like this." Kovalev was a non-factor. Keep grinding him into the boards and he'll disappear, similar to Jagr.
Big game monday. Heal up, hydrate, then gargle with whiskey and razorblades to keep the mean up.