What a great 2nd and third period for MTL tonight! This is how the game against an inferior team in NYI should have ended thursday night. The Rangers outplayed us in the first but it was more on the possesion aspect than the amount of scoring chances. Pacioretty's hit was dirty but it changed the game, McDonagh was starting to hit our players and make our players look like *******. Tough break for Girardi tho, an unfortunate injury at a pointless moment in the game. Eller was in beast mode tonight, was creating plays, finished his checks and showed some nice stickhandling especially on that shift on the PK. Price barely got tested tonight, aside from that 2 on 1 where Miller ****ed up he didn't have to make any big saves. It's nice to have a line that can score and carry the load offensively when our other lines are not scoring, definitely different than the Cunneyworth era and very similar to the 2007-2008 team. Cole played the same way as he has all season but he was more lucky tonight on getting points on the score sheet, I don't know why the media is claiming that he's finally waking up. Subban had a good game tonight, was creative with the puck and was a threat offensively. Bring on the Sens!
At first I thought it was classless when they were chanting Biron's name when he was down but RDS feed showed that Biron was already up and drinking water so I don't think it was that bad.. but I understand Rangers fans' frustration. Terrible game for them.
''turning on the Jets'' is like every time Pacioretty takes a stride, he is that fast. He saw an opportunity to hit McD while he was waiting to see which side of the net he would touch the puck at, and when he knew it was the left side he zeroed in on him. I agree it was sort of pre-meditated and he was indeed prowling him from the first hit. But he definitely did not jump into the hit and McD knew he was coming yet decided to play the puck anyway so he won't get suspended, he elected to get hit and make the play happen. McD got pwned and that should be the end of that story.