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Maybe he didn’t mean who we thought he meant when with the “Hi Mom” message.

Why Red Wings’ Derek Lalonde had goose bumps on the bench - MLive

“The pressure routes have been excellent, but now we’re starting to get some detail within our pressure, some stick detail, some good habits,” Lalonde said. “Like anything else, this is such a scouted, coached-type league, we’ll run into some power plays that may expose it in certain areas but right now it’s playing confident.

“We talk about playing fast on the penalty kill. When you’re confident in it you’re playing fast, and that’s what they’re doing right now. That three vs. five kill, I had goosebumps. I can imagine what it did for our players — us eating pucks, getting through that kill. Huge, huge momentum swing. The guys were fired up.”

I’d have still clicked through if you told us Lalonde was beaming about the PK.

Around the League

Miller gives thoughts on Canucks fans who tossed jerseys on ice - Sportsnet

When asked for his reaction on Monday, Miller told reporters: “I didn’t have one after the game, and I still don’t have one. If they want to throw their s--- on the ice, that’s up to them.

“I guess I’ve got a job to do. I’m not worried about if people want to come to the game, pay all that money and throw their jersey on the ice, go ahead. I’ve got a job to do, I’m worried about beating the Hurricanes today and having a good start to the game and really us trying to come together as a team, not whether people want to toss their gear on the ice or not.”

It’s a good answer.  Not Miller’s job to tell the fans what they should or shouldn’t do.

Marchand’s definitely got Luigi energy. Loser.