Love that Johansson was the first to congratulate Eakin and was the one getting the puck for him on the Brouwer goal. Hopefully those two continue to developing chemistry. A speed demon line with them for the next several years would be awesome.
Hendricks played like a bat out of hell tonight, especially in the first two periods.
even a BB defender like me must admit: this team is playing a pretty complete game, and i love rolling all 4 lines... canoebull and his 4th line absolutely DOMINATED tonite... shades of Kono/Halpy/Dahlen i tell ya!
btw - Carolina color man called Carlson the "young Duncan Keith of the East" ... i'm not sayin' ... just sayin'
is this the year? hope all is well with everyone here
If this has been asked I apologize, I am just now starting the 3rd period after working late tonight, but when Green comes back which defensman should sit when Green comes back? I will say it shouldn't be Erskine, that guy brings much needed blueline grit and he needs to get into game shape. The Hammer has earned the right to watch a game or two from the press box, IMO. Even JFS has played ok, for him, lately.
And as Eakin -- freshly cleaned up from his encounter with shaving gel -- strolled past Ovechkin, he shouted "Thanks, Ovi!" at the Washington captain. Without skipping a beat during an interview, Ovechkin shot back, "No problem."
Just got done watching this domination.
Couple of things: With princes Crosby out Skinner is quickly approaching levels of hatred that i only reserve for a few... As i said earlier the team the Canes are probably the dive-iest ream in the league.
Even with Hamrlik playing like **** and Green out D looked strong, Erskin just gives them snarl.
This team can beat you in so many ways. Remember the days when OV had to score 30% of our goals for the team to be somewhat competitive? Well, thats over now... This is what balansed team looks like. Regular season looks like a walk in the park right now, I just hope we avoid major injuries come April.