May 6th, 2013 at 8:19 PM ^

Fucking dumb turnovers. When will we have smart defenseman who don't shit themselves in our end with the puck.


May 6th, 2013 at 8:42 PM ^

Momentum is a fickle thing in hockey. There have been times where we looked overmatched early, only to come back and make it a series or win and the same has happened for other teams playing us. Ducks aren't invincible in the slightest. Win this one and it's best of 3. 


May 6th, 2013 at 8:45 PM ^

They are not overmatched. Bad goal which is typical of JH in the playoffs. The wings have been the better than the ducks in the first just can't get it by hiller.


May 6th, 2013 at 9:16 PM ^

I've mentioned this to others, but as someone who doesn't know much about the rules of the game but enjoys the game for its pace of play and puck movement, I really don't understand penalties at all in this game. Plays that seem to be more dangerous, late, effect the opposing player move, etc seem to not be called but some of the bullshit that doesn't effect the game is called. I guess calls seem subjective and inconsistent at best to me. I just don't know how long the game has been this way, because I don't think it always has


May 6th, 2013 at 9:49 PM ^

Nothing specific, right now. I will keep an eye out. In general I feel calls like hooking, slashing and even interference at times are pretty iffy. It could be my own ignorance on the actual rule regarding penalties and legal contact. I've never really wanted to read about it, just pick it up from watching and commentators. Now, Micky might not be the best one to listen to all of the time because he is and will always be old time hockey- and times are now different. I also started watching around the avalanche rivalry. It could just be the entire game as changed and I'm just not ready to view today's rule for all that they are and I still revert to initial thoughts of the game.


May 6th, 2013 at 10:09 PM ^

Hooking has changed a lot since the last lockout, there's been a much bigger emphasis on obstruction penalties and high hits. Hooking is actually a pretty black and white call, the NHL defines it as "the act of using the stick in a manner that enables a player to restrain an opponent". Generally, wrapping the stick around an opponent's torso or pulling the blade of your stick back while it's attached to an opponent are dead giveaways.

Interference is a more subjective call; the easy ones are where the puck is nowhere near the play, the hard ones are when "possession and control" are in question. The referees are looking to see if a hit is avoidable after a player gets rid of the puck, players generally do a quick count to three or a normal count to two as a rough guide, and that's usually pretty accurate.

Then again, Gryba got an interference call and Eller had the puck on his stick when he was hit (the big Senators/Canadiens hit)., and there are a bunch of other examples of calls being incorrect, so obviously things aren't always called perfectly in real time.