Picard got what he deserved for blatantly boarding Smithson. If Rome wants to grab Weber from behind and try to start something, I understand (the whole misguided, I'm going to stick up for my idiot teammate ordeal), but Picard earned his just reward.
Good game. Love the fact that they had 2 guys go after Toots only to wind up going down.
Go over to the CBJ board, they have one guy dogging Terence Tootoo, classy guy...
Personally, I think he should have gotten the instigator penalty on the first fight. He through a big, fell down, and got up looking for someone. I'm sure that Hejda said something to him, but even so, that doesn't justify Tootoo coming over and cross checking him to start a fight. At the very least he should have gotten an extra penalty for cross checking.
BTW, that 2nd goal by Hlavac was a thing of beauty. Right into the top corner. I find it funny though, after they put the replay up on the jumbotron the refs asked to have it put up again so they could watch it.
that might have been Hlavac's best game in the NHL since his first stint with the Rangers. 1 g, 1 a....barely missed a goal-line skirter for another goal and had one disallowed that I felt should have counted(since it counted on ice and I dont think the kick was obvious enough)
I don't think they counted on the ice after the conference. It looked like the ref made a no-call and then after the huddle near the penalty box, waived no goal and then reviewed. Live, I immediately thought he kicked it but I was at the far end. The jumbotron replay was useless.
Anyway, Tootoo threw down with two 6'+ 200lb+ guys tonight. I thought it was a good effort on his part to distract the BJ's and get the energy back up. One of the more intelligent efforts to stir the pot from him IMO- but I understand if the BJ's fans wouldn't agree.
I have to agree with Trotz, we can play much better than we have in the last two wins. And we will need to.
Still, they got the job done. If we can get Rads, Erat, Bonk line going...