How many ways can you spell disaster? OK, maybe that's overstating things a bit. I could really have lived with a lethargic Game 1 loss. No big deal. Habs were fucking exhausted after their epic comeback and the Pens had been sitting on their asses getting healthy and rested. For the last time (until tomorrow), Fuck the NHL and its schedule makers. But whatevs, it is what it is.
But losing Markov is another matter.
I'm not saying the Cooke hit was dirty (unlike the last Cooke on Markov hit). Though both Versus and CBC seemed to say it was clean before they even looked at it, which annoyed me to no end. The hands were a little high, but otherwise it was pretty clean. But this is fucking Matt Cooke. He's getting no benefit of any doubt, except from CBC fuckheads. But if Markov is out for the series (we may get an update later today), well, ugh.
I am in no mood for actually reviewing this game. But since you expect something for your money, here's some quickie thoughts:
The good - PK Fucking Subban. Forced to play major minutes in Vodkov's absence. Didn't look out place and got his first goal. Gio's and Gomez' feistiness. Dominitrix and Mad Max' (!) work ethic. We outshot them.
The bad - PFK and the Urologist playing together 5 on 5. Oh Jacques, what were you thinking? The PK, and the indiscipline that got those penalties. A probably very tired Jaro.
The ugly - Andrei Saggy Tits. WTF is wrong with you? You tease us with a hat trick in these playoffs then disappear. No wait, you didn't disappear last night. Last night you just decided to shove your head up your own ass and play. The CBC "talent" and their fucking idiocy that's too long a list to mention.
We'll just leave you with this little ditty penned by GoldenGirl11 late last night when she couldn't sleep:
Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now we're stuck with the Urologist and PK
Markov's lower body we hope is day to day
Suddenly, Jaro's half the man he used to be
He's just human with a crappy D
Oh yesterday before a good PP
Why, Cooke, had to show
I don't know, he has to pay
We, saw, something wrong
Now we long for yesterday...