You know, we'd love to give you a full recount of an exciting thrilling game between two top teams in the NHL, the big Koivu vs. Koivu showdown, Markov finally scoring on a shot from the point on the PP, Tangy getting two more points, TFS having another outstanding game, etc. Thanks to the refs, we're just going to post this instead, from the second period:
6:07 Robert Lang: 2 Minutes for Tripping Stephane Veilleux
6:24 Christopher Higgins: 2 Minutes for Crosschecking Andrew Brunette
7:48 Roman Hamrlik: 2 Minutes for Hooking Colton Gillies
9:58 2-Minute Bench Penalty for Too Many Men on the Ice (Served by Maxim Lapierre)
14:47 Mathieu Dandenault: 2 Minutes for Tripping Nick Schultz
16:18 Tom Kostopoulos: 2 Minutes for Delay of Game - Puck Over Glass
Throw in a couple more from each of the first and third, and the Habs managed somehow to kill 10 penalties, including a bunch of 5 on 3 time. Well fucking done on that front, boys. The refs weren't much kinder to the Wild, so we're not really complaining about the refs (though you can certainly complain if you like). We're complaining that the game sucked to watch because of the penalties. We'll take the 2 points and move on.
Next evil foe - Habs head to Long Island to battle the sucky Islanders. Trap, trap!