I was at the game tonight. Legwand's goal was exactly what we have been clamoring for from him all this time. He used his speed to catch up to the puck and d-man, his strength to muscle into position, and then flipped the shot. That seemed to crush the spirit out of the Panthers-- from that point I did not feel they could crawl back into the game.
On the new thirds, I like them. You REALLY have to look closely even in person to see the checkerboard effect, I saw several before I could even detect it and I knew what I was looking for. I might collect one once the replicas are out, I just do not wear them enough to want to shell out $114 for one.
Something must have happened to Cody Franson, he took to the body every chance he could tonight and it worked. Every defenseman played fairly physical and I loved it, I just wish the forwards would not be scared to hit.
Also Floridas McKendle? is not very bright, at least Toots may have knocked some sense into him. That was a vicious beating in the 2nd fight.