Morning After – Gettin' Skinned
The silver lining? I have Jeff Skinner in my pool...
Before I get into the Habs, I have a small rant about PVRs and game-taping etiquette. I had dinner plans last night, and I set the PVR for the game. I was heading to a small Indian restaurant on Jean-Talon, so I was not worried about hearing game updates. I also drive with my radio off, just in case even a music channel gives me an update.
All this caution was for naught. My dad called me just as I got home and was pushing play. I answer the phone with "don't tell me about the game, I'm watching it now", to which he answers "don't worry, I didn't watch it, all I know is that they lost".
With that tid-bit of knowledge, I set about waiting for the Habs to disappoint me. I watched the game on TSN, so had Pierre McGuire in my ear all night, yapping about match-ups. He was obsessed with the idea that Subban/Gill needed to be on the ice with Staal and Cole's line.
Honestly, it didn't matter what the match-ups were. Injuries on defense have caught up to us. We need Markov, we need Gorges, and yes... we need Spacek.
So another season, another final game in Toronto that will likely decide our playoff spot. Personal (though unlikely) nightmare? Toronto and Montreal fighting for the final spot on April 9th.
I don't want to be all negative. I liked Cammalleri last night. It's been awhile since I've been able to say that. I also liked Gionta, though the puck just keeps bouncing over his stick when he has the chance to score!
Four games left... 8 points up for grabs. I want to see a streak (and not the kind that causes mass hysteria on Team990).