Brandon Prust, Canes killer.
03:22 MTL B. PRUST (4) BACKHAND - ASST: A. EMELIN (7) AND L. ELLER (10) 1 - 0 MTL
08:19 MTL J. GORGES (2) BACKHAND - ASST: B. PRUST (4) AND P. SUBBAN (9) 2 - 0 MTL
01:06 CAR BRETT SUTTER : HOOKING - 2 MIN (ALEXEI EMELIN)
06:45 CAR JUSSI JOKINEN : CROSS CHECKING - 2 MIN (LARS ELLER)
06:48 MTL MAX PACIORETTY : TRIPPING - 2 MIN (TIM GLEASON)
13:20 MTL YANNICK WEBER : INTERFERENCE - 2 MIN (JEFF SKINNER)
13:20 CAR JORDAN STAAL : ROUGHING - 2 MIN (YANNICK WEBER)
19:13 MTL MICHAEL RYDER : INTERFERENCE - 2 MIN (JEFF SKINNER)
Brandon Prust opened the scoring against the Hurricanes when they last played on February 18th, and he was a dominant force tonight in the first period. He opened the scoring again on a garbage goal by putting himself in front of the net, and then he sent an absolutely gorgeous pass to Josh Gorges, who scored an equally beautiful goal on the backhand.
Alexei Emelin set a new career high in points in a season with 8, and he was also very good in the opening period, sending excellent passes onto his teammate's sticks.
Watching hockey in Carolina's arena is a little disconcerting, it's damn quiet in there. No skating noises, no puck noises, no hit noises. It's really weird.