Tony Gallagher, who has been covering the NHL out of Vancouver since 1972, has this to say about the Habs-Caps game.
“Did you notice when the Montreal Canadiens were up big in their game against the Washington Capitals and were threatening to take a 2-0 series lead against the league’s most promoted team and most promoted player in Alex Ovechkin, they suddenly ran into a series of highly questionable penalties.
Odd how that happens, sort of reminds you of how a team threatening to take a big lead in nationally televised NBA game suddenly runs into weird offensive fouls and travelling violations while the trailing team seems to be able to pull a gun and not get a foul.
Finally there were enough power-play opportunities for the Caps to get the momentum back, the crowd into the game and eventually the New York office was breathing easier as the Caps evened the series at 1-1. At the NBC offices, they must have been nearing collective embolism.”