Game 81 – Montreal @ Detroit – Penultimate Peril

(Close enough, alright?)

The Good

Ehhhh we didn’t look to strong tonight. I really expect better when you play essentially the Habs AHL team. At the same time, only got a point out of it, good for the lottery, not upset. Fun game to watch, even if it was a little slow.

Lorito looked solid for his first NHL game, and picked his first point on a fantastic goal by Dylan Larkin. Something about how long he waited with his stick up was really enjoyable to watch on this goal. I’m also glad that Larkin seems to be hitting his stride over the past couple games. I hope he has a real breakout season next year.

Nielsen also has 5 points in 5 games with his goal tonight, which showed supreme patience and got team on the board.

 

Real standout tonight is obviously Petr Mrazek, who made an almost identical save to that last highlight reel stick save everyone shared around. Is this his move now? Is anyone else able to make saves like this? I feel like he does it a lot more than normal.

The Bad

Danny Dekeyser was responsible indirectly for the first goal scored by taking a penalty, and directly in the second goal by not doing his job in front of the net. How are you trying tie up a guy and yet he still gets full range of motion with his stick? What the actual fuck man?

Riley Sheahan’s stick is secretly made of noodles and paste and he someone manages to put a one timer on a wide open net almost six feet wide. My analysis at this point is that he stole Aztec gold of some kind and is being haunted by a demon with control over hockey pucks. The camera zoomed in on his face on the bench which I thought was kind of a dick move since it was the face of an utterly broken man.

Also the refs. Matt Lorito got his head almost chopped off by a spear and somehow it doesn’t get called. And if you’re like, oh no, it was probably just easy to miss. No. No it wasn’t.

The WTF?

There are a couple explanations for the phenomenal cock up.

A) Mike Green is a french canadien sleeper agent

B) He was distracted thinking about his cat Banana

C) He’s secretly team tank.

Either way, I wound up laughing at this one more then anything.

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