Okay, before we say anything, what is wrong with VS? Why is this game not in HD? Gah.
Pookie is concerned, in an oracle kind of way, for the Sabres; on her drive home from work today she saw a hawk flying overhead with a mouse in its talons, and, she reports, the hawk was red and the mouse was the same color brown as a buffalo. We can only hope that after she passed by the mouse fought back and beat down the hawk. (We take all playoff augury very seriously after driving past — and we are not making this up — a duck that had been hit by a car on the NJ Turnpike on our way up to Game 7 of the 2003 Stanley Cup Final. Now, we live in the land of roadkill, but in all our combined years of driving, neither of us had ever seen a dead duck.)
19:41 We puzzle at fans who feel compelled to chant the opponent’s goalie’s name before he gives up a goal. So far this postseason we’ve tut-tutted at the Senators fans doing it, and we can’t help but frown at the Sabres fans tonight, who are chanting jeering “Emery”s already. Really, we thought the etiquette dictated you wait until getting a lead on the guy. Are we over-sensitive about this? We think the Hockey Gods agree with us on this point, and as soon as the Sabres fans get started with the chanting, Pookie declares, “Well, they’re not winning.”
17:52 Vanek, that dog, would have scored there if he wasn’t so slow to turn around. He is unable to locate the puck in his feet with a wide-open net in front of him.