Another really solid period. So many players are stepping up their games today. The top line as a whole. Gustafsson's been perhaps our best dman so far, and that's with guys like Coburn and Carle having strong games as well (Carle could have done something about Malkin whacking away at Bryzgalov at one point though). Talbot is doing a tremendous job on the PK, and Couturier is continuing his trolling of Malkin. Malkin will get at least one penalty in the third period, btw.
The PK was looking really good on the Timonen penalty (which was bs, btw), until we decided to back off, and back off, and then back off some more. Lilja has to be more aggressive there. It was a good job by Malkin though, and he's not the easiest guy to defend against.
Fleury is just having a mental breakdown right now. I almost feel sorry for him. Those two goals should not be scored in the NHL playoffs.
Has Simmonds been benched, or is he injured? I've rarely seen him or JvR out there. JvR I can understand, he's probably not quite match fit just yet. Kubina can't have seen the ice much in the second period either. Felt like Coburn was taking all of his shifts.