Because of the TiVo delay tonight we’re zipping at high speed through the pregame, vowing to stop only for Preissing and Getzlaf interviews. So we opt out of watching Chris Simpson’s report on the motivational dressing room signs and t-shirts the Ducks are deploying.
Doc’s intro to the game proper includes the question, “What bearded warrior will make the difference?” We guess that means it won’t be Getzi, then.
In discussion of the Senators’ performance in Game 1, Eddie earns his paycheck with the hard-hitting analysis that Volchenkov and Fisher were the best two players on the team.
With a vista shot of the pre-game lightshow in the Honda Center, we get a chance to admire our favorite recent development to the pregame pomp and pyrotechnics: the giant pictures projected on the ice. That looks cool.
At the end of the introductory chit-chat, Eddie concludes that this is pretty much a must-win for the Senators (Oh, really?), which means it should be another great game. Well, he predicted that before Game 1, so we can only hope he’s right and we get another match of that caliber.
Oh! An on-ice interview with Getzi! Yay… oh no. Stop it. Please, cameraman, back off. Hurry! OH IT’S TERRIBLE! THOSE TEETH! Yowza. Getzi’s teeth should never be shown in that kind of lingering, HD closeup.