Everyone has been hard on Parros, but he did a great job on the first goal. I was hoping it hit him a little and he'd get credit for it. Guy has had a rough season everywhere. That line, him included looked good.
Prust played great.
Anyone have the Emelin hits on Kane and Smith ?
The one on Smith was vintage Emelin.
Perfectly timed, shoulder to shoulder and hard. Awesome hit.
Murray looks scary when the opposing team is rushing the puck near him but when the puck is near the boards he's almost unbeatable. He just smothers the players and takes the puck away.
If Murray can contain you between him and the board, you don't have much choice than dumping it or passing it. He's very good at making that space tighter and tighter until he's blocked you. Of course, lots of players get this and play him towards the center of the zone, but he's still got a lot of reach there. You can outskate him but if you slow down some to make a play, his reach will catch up to you before he does.
That guy would have been DEATH in the mid 90's where he would have been allowed to grab you some, too.
Great game. Best win of the season. Markov, Plekanec, and Price played fantastic. Pacioretty was unbelievably useless, Eller struggled offensively but the 3rd line played great, and the 4th line was outstanding as well.
Patches dished out quite a few big hits .Eller was great on the boards and won more face-offs than he lost.