I love how engaged everyone is. It looks like they're having fun out there. I think scoring on the PP was a huge boost to confidence. Good on Diaz to step into that role. I know the panthers are probably tired but that IMO is separate from the effort the Habs are giving out there. The gallys look great as well!
Ok but why didn't they call it kneeing or clipping. They called tripping.
It definitely wasn't kneeing, and tripping was the only fall-back. Guy caught his skate on Gorges' leg trying to jump around a hip check he saw coming, and fell. Brutal call. Gorges' body and knees were just fine, but and see Gorges' foot wiggle a bit and get drawn out (not stuck out by Gorges... important distinction) as buddy's leg caught him while jumping the hit.
They better have legs after two days off (excluding practices, of course). If they came out slow and played sloppy, Therrien would have torn the lockeroom down and probably chucked a few letters of the NO EXCUSES at a few players, during intermission.
"CS is one of my favorite people on this entire site." - ColePens
Which will get annoying quite fast. I can already tell Therrien is going to rely on him a whole lot. Yay.
Yet, if Bouillon fails miserably with the icetime he's given, Therrien will re-adjust. I know Therrien isn't a favorite around here and that he will take some questionable decisions...but the guy can't be a total idiot. He will not choose to play Bouillon even if it means losing.