By Allan Muir
An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:
• The Penguins led Game 2 with their strength, Sidney Crosby. The New York Islanders countered with theirs: fearless resistance. Amazingly, it was enough for the Isles to steal a thriller in Pittsburgh.
• Sean Gentile breaks down Pittsburgh’s Game 2 break down. Is brutal puck management on the list? You bet.
• Montreal’s annoyance with Ottawa coach Paul MacLean inspired their gutsiest performance of the season.
• Ottawa needs to start driving to the net if it wants the upper hand in this series, because Craig Anderson can’t do it all by himself.
• I’m not coming around to Cam Cole’s thinking on the need for thinking to evolve on what is and isn’t a clean hit in hockey but he makes a very compelling case. This is a must-read.