Who’s ready for some hockey? Let me rephrase that, who’s ready for some HABS HOCKEY?!!! No more pre-season. No more predictions. No more patience. The puck has dropped, the season has started, and starting now anything goes.
- I wonder who’s going to open the scoring today? I bet it’s Pacioretty. It’s always Pacioretty.
- Ah yes, the refs quickly blow their whistles to stop a perpetrator in his tracks, halting a scourge on the modern NHL to call...a face-off violation. I like the NHL’s priorities.
- No slouches themselves, the Habs respond by gifting the Sabres with an equally dangerous delay of game penalty (courtesy of Ales Hemsky sending a puck over the glass).
- You know what? Screw penalties, screw penalty kills and most of all screw Pomwhateverhisfaceis. He’ll pay for breaking Price’s shutout bid this early into the game.
- It’s time to make a game by game meter called "Drouin at Center". In the red "Terrible Failure, Put in Chucky" and in the green "Second coming of Gretzky" - adjust the arrow accordingly after every game.
- So far, the arrow is strictly in "Second coming of Gretzky" territory. No pressure kid.
- You know what Jack Eichel, Auston Matthews IS the next great American hope.
- Having to kill a penalty is hard, having to kill a two man penalty is absolute torture.
- If you haven’t acknowledged Carey Price as your lord and saviour yet, now would be the perfect time to do so.
- And if you needed anymore reason to hate the ginger Buffaslug, he goes and tries to decapitate Charles Hudon. (No, you are slightly exaggerating...)
- Ugh, is there a worse ignominy then getting outshot by the friggin Buffalo Sabres?
- Someone please remind the Habs that this isn’t the pre-season anymore.
- I bet you were so disappointed by that last period, that you didn’t even notice I had five bullet points for the second period instead of the usual six, did ya?
- Robin Lehner is definitely using some sort of illegal forcefield technology to prevent the puck from going in. He’s not this good of a goalie.
- Oops, spoke to soon: Lehner lett'n 'er in.
- It’s so weird seeing Charles Hudon up with the main club. I’d forgotten what it felt like have prospects actually graduate from the AHL.
- One point in the bag, one more to go.
- See, 3-on-3 overtime is exactly why hockey is terrible for fans with cardiovascular diseases.
- Karl Alzner really needs to stop his Alexei Emelin impression.
- Missing a too many men on the ice call is par for the course for these referees, really.
- Drouin’s goal warrants a re-watching or two.
- A win is a win is a win. Habs take home two points on opening night!
Highlight of the night
EOTP 3 Stars
1. So you’re saying we have a chance?
2. You are not the only one.