NHL Playoff Observations (Game 1): Kicks, kisses and the Kid

Just a few things that caught my eye:

  • Hand-eye. First Sidney Crosby. Then Sean Kuraly. Yowza.
  • Brad Marchand really should ask before he kisses someone. Leo Komarov just might not be that into him.
  • Rule 49 (and every preschool teacher) says KICKING IS WRONG. Back to Montessori for you, John Gibson. Skate to a player’s head. The precedent is set.

  • Brent Burns trimmed his beard and wore his teeth? What is this world coming to?
  • What’s the plural for Elvis? There were enough sequins in Vegas to outfit several burlesque shows. Great first ever win, though.
  • Word to the wise — don’t do it if your buddy says, dood this stinks … SMELL it. It could be sour hockey equipment. Or worse — Brian Elliott’s game. Gulp.
  • Two nights. Four ID-10-T moves. I’m talking to you, Drew Doughty, Nazem Kadri, Josh Anderson and John Gibson. #Selfish #HurtYourTeam
  • Ondrej Palat was in on four goals — three for the Bolts and one for the Devils. Great game, but you gotta stop gift wrapping passes for guys like Taylor Hall.
  • The hit parade between the Jets and Wild was tooth rattling. The Jets better hope they win in five. Bruises on bruises take a long time to heal.
  • 1,003 games. That’s the combined total regular season games played by Taylor Hall and Evander Kane before they tasted the postseason. Both scored in their debut. #OddCouple #AtHomeInThePlayoffs
  • Brandon Saad or Artemi Panarin. Artemi Panarin or Brandon Saad. Never mind.