Wow, what a ridiculous first period. The Montreal Canadiens are looking like a well-oiled machine... if that machine has gone haywire. The Canadiens took nine penalties, including Saku Koivu's slashing minor at the end of the first period. That will give the Stars more power-play time when we get back here soon. (Sorry, I don't have numbers in front of me so I have no idea how much 5 on 3 time they now have. Methinks quite a bit).
Anyway, the one down side for the Stars, if there is any, is that they're only up 1-0 after this whole mess. Officially, they're 1 for 6 on the power play, but I think they're still in the midst of No. 5. They need to pounce on the Canadiens quickly in this second period. Fresh sheet of ice, Steve Ott's remaining teeth will be in place, so no excuses.
Meanwhile, Carey Price should probably get a purple heart. The guy's not getting much help from his undisciplined teammates right now. Stars outshot the Habs 10-3 in the first. Ah, well, we'll see if the Stars capitalize early in the second.
-- Tracey Myers