Hey look – it’s a Western Conference team! We’re getting the vapors here, as we gird ourselves for a relaxingly “meaningless” game (in as much as any game worth two – or three – points can be meaningless) against the Sharks right before the meat of the Stretch Run.
Our intro tonight features a fresh-faced and enthusiastic Steve telling us about how Lou is back from the GM meetings, then Doc pointing out that twilight is falling later and later these days, meaning the playoffs are right around the corner. We love these wacky FSN guys. Our highlighted Devils players during Doc and Chico’s segment is the Zubrus/Travis/Gio line from the Carolina game, which FSN dubs “Z-Z-Rocket”. Schnookie: “No. I REFUSE Z-Z-Rocket.” Pookie: “How about Z-Z-Vinny?” Schnookie: “That’s better.”
After regaling us with the awesomeness of the last Devils game, Doc delivers the bad news: no Brodeur/Nabokov matchup tonight. Well, it’s been quite a while since the Devils have made a little-played rookie WC goaltender look good, so why not tonight?
18:49 Is it just us, or was the Carolina game already decided by now? It’s like a classic let-down game!
17:57 The teams are still feeling each other out, but the fans, sparsely distributed through the arena, are in full “Rangers suck!” roar.