Some of the most entertaining parts of tonight's 24/7 episode were the locker room scenes between periods. Dan Blysma and Bruce Boudreau have each won a lot of games as coaches of their respective teams, and it shows in their speeches. The thing about Blysma though is that he doesn't seem to have a whole lot of respect for Michal Neuvirth.
"We gotta shoot the puck. We had two two-on-ones that we chose not to shoot the puck on. This goalie isn't that good. He will give us rebounds. He has. And he will give us cheesy ones on the net ... 20 minutes to go here on the road. Its a 1-1 game. Right where we want to be ... 52 [Green] is up to 21 minutes. We gotta keep going after him. Keep making him play."
Another compelling element of HBO's broadcast was the scene inside the NHL Video Review Room at the NHL Office in Toronto. I'm sure I'm not the only sports fan who didn't realize that there's a video room up north that monitors every ongoing hockey game at the same time. In the end, the result of the review of the nongoal by Mike Green that was saved by Marc-Andre Fleury was as crushing tonight as when it happened live. Said "Kinger," the representative in Toronto, "We can never determine if this puck completely crossed the goalline. We're inconclusive. You have no goal. We're going with your call on the ice."