I mother f'd the TV for almost the entire 3rd period... Between the refs putting away the whistles for most of the game, and the Penguins blowing a 3-0 lead like they did, I wasn't happy... Fortunately a blatant high-stick to Ruutu's eye had to be called and it worked to our favor...
But seriously, it was the putting away of the whistles that caused the high stick in the first place. Guys were getting careless because they thought they'd get away with it since the slashes, hooks, trips, and interference were all going to the wayside... Ruutu didn't lose an eye or anything, but it's proof of how people can get hurt because the refs decide they don't want to call a game like they should.
Penguins registered the most shots in a playoff game in franchise history tonight... I think we had like 53 by the game's end. That score should've been more lopsided but Gerber was playing like a madman and that's not good for us. A hard-earned win, and if they keep taking the foot off the gas like that, they'll get burned.
And Ryan Whitney is a real liability on the blue line some days. Gonchar was last year... Now that he's doing better, Whitney's the problem. Go figure.