Panic button pressed by Carbonneau. Going away from Price could be very bad for the Habs. It shows no confidence. What if Halak stinks? Can you go back to Price with confidence?
WTF was that call on Richards? Briere is horsecollared and no call - but a boarding call when the guy doesn't hit the boards? Are you kidding me?? People say there is no preferential treatment of the teams. Give me a break! Carter missed on a breakaway from his own blue line shorthanded as the Flyers kill the bogus call.
Nice passing play from Umberger to Richards to Lupul for a nice shot. Umberger actually boarded but no call. Biron gets run over freezing the puck - no call on them. Flyers get a call for protecting Biron. This is really bad start by the officiating.
THAT MAKES TWO AWFUL CALLS IN 13:00 MINUTES OF PLAY. Both bad calls were killed, but they are keeping Briere and Prospal off the ice for each bad call.
Good period by the Flyers. Bad period for Refs - but what else is new. 2 phantom calls on the Flyers, but the Habs committed no penalties in the entire period - again.
End of 1st Period.
Nice period of hockey. I think. Versus on DirecTV kept going on and off. I saw about 40% of the period between the blackouts and being on the phone to get the issue fixed.
Biron made a great save - on the radio - Tim Saunders called it a goal and then Propp said no great save! Umberger is amazing!
I loved the story on Versus by Keith Jones saying how Jeff Carter has not taken 1 slapshot all season. He says he stinks at slapshots so he uses the wrister.
Nice to watch Smith play back to a higher level the past few games. He took some heat in the 1st round and has really played better this round. Carter has unbelievably long arms and uses them to his advantage playing defense. Another good penalty kill. Hartnell GOAL!!!! 2-0 Flyers. Hartnell follows a post shot by Prospal and cleans up the garbage!!
Soft flip off Hatchers leg goes in and breaks the shutout bid. 2-1 Flyers 6 minutes left. Then Koivu scores to tie it! These letdowns after a goal must stop soon. 2 goals in 40 seconds. Flyers Powerplay coming after the commercial break!
Danny Boy puts the Flyers up again 3-2. Maybe somebody will cover him out of the corner soon. Umberger empty netter ends the game - Flyers win 4-2. Lead the series 3-1.