Game One Thoughts

by Ryan

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Because the photo is so perfect, let’s ruin it with some quick hits about the Penguins/Hurricanes game.

– Do you think one of the Staal brothers looked at the other before a faceoff and asked which highway they were going to scream at after getting wasted later that night? Nah, me either.

– I could not have been more surprised that Miro Satan’s move worked. Not only that, it was downright sick.

 

It was like watching a ghost breakdance. Pretty cool, but where the hell did that come from?

– Carolina had 12 shots in the first period, but finished the game with just 13 more in the final two periods. Just 7 shots in a period you need to have isn’t a very strong showing, especially when you consider how many shots came very late in the game.

– The game was relatively penalty-free, and I think that helped the flow of the action. With two teams like this, the less penalties the better the action.

– Combined TOI for Satan and Boucher? 19:32. Malkin’s TOI? 20:01. Those are your three goal scorers for the Penguins.

Bob McKenzie thinks injuries to Erik Cole and Tuomo Ruutu could hurt Carolina. Yeah, that sounds reasonable.

2 Comments

  1. NoUseForANickname

    Before the game what do you think the odds of two ex-sabres scoring would of been?

    More or less likely than a shark attack?

  2. Much, much less.