First of all, congratulations to the fans of both teams for an impressive, tight checking game one.
Wednesday night, I watched both teams operate effectively in all three zones for the better part of all three periods.
Luongo did exactly what most thought he would: Perform brilliantly. His counterpart, Chris Mason, continued an impressive streak few thought he could.
If nothing changes, I think we are in for a six or seven-game series, which Vancouver will win, but, if the recently signed, alternate captain and "defensive specialist" Barret Jackman decides to perform at a level of play considerably higher than what this St. Louis fan has seen in his last nine games, the series is up for grabs.
Once again, I watched a Blues opposition score from the low slot as Jackman stood flat-footed on the weak side of the ice covering nobody. His play as of late can only be described as..."Chris Pronger-esque."
If you just thought, "I think Chris Pronger is good," you are an idiot.
Chris Mason has showed no signs of slowing down, so I expect his play to remain stellar; the same goes for Roberto.
After 16 penalties Wednesday, it seems the team with the best penalty killing will likely take the series.