Courtesy of Katie Baker, this “Sounds of the Game” video the NHL produced for Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is probably the closest thing we’ll get to an HBO ‘24/7’-esque look at the game this season. (Stupid no good lousy lockout.)
Among the highlights:
• Karl Alzner asking Derek Dorsett where “they found the aquarium to fit” his head.
• Ryan Getzlaf looking up before a faceoff and yelling to Jonathan Ericsson “You’re not scary!”
• Did Pascal Dupuis call for “a [Mike] Bossy up the wall?”
• Bobby Ryan’s subtle “it’s comin’ Jimmy” to Jimmy Howard as he skates by the crease.
• Erik Karlsson, 2012 Norris Trophy winner, giving P.K. Subban his endorsement in the handshake line for the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens.
• And, of course: Daniel Alfredsson leading the cheers in the Sens dressing room.
Good stuff NHL. More of this please.