My take on the Johnson hit is he seemed to stand up tall as he went into the hit and at that moment his left elbow/hand/stick butt came up as well causing Popes injury. Intention is hard to judge but It looked intentional to me.
I made that comment about Bolduc because he spent 16 mins in the box on his debut. Game 2 he scored the OT winner so redeemed himself. I think the Panthers will turn it round and become a threat again.
I think Lordo identified Crowder as their top player and was man marked as Gazza mentioned on the webcast. Nullified him completely. I still hope we have a bit of a roller-coaster, just to keep things interesting.