Okay, we’re staring down elimination tonight, but Coach Sutter thinks everything is tickety-boo. And you know what, Gentle Reader? If Sutter thinks it’s all tickety-boo, then we should too. So tonight’s diary is going to reflect our newfound tickety-booism. We’re going to be the tickety-booest fans around.
Woo hooo! We’ve got Doc again! Tickety-booyah! We’ve also got Chico wearing a giant red jacket over his suit, as he’s showing solidarity with the fans and support for the Devils, rocking his red. He says some fans gave him the jacket, and, um, it’s kind of warm, so, uh… yeah, he won’t be wearing it after this segment. Don’t rock that red too hard, Chico.
18:41 The hoped-for “coming out like gangbusters” for the Devils involves a lot of play in the Devils end, but the building goes up with delight when Zach sends Jagr flying just below the blue line. Tickety-boom! Replay shows that Jagr essentially clotheslines himself on Zach while Zach is just standing there minding his own business.
16:23 The Devils finally get the puck into the Rangers zone, but they’re taking things one step at a time – first comes puck possession, then slowly, slooooowly they’ll build up to things like shots on goal.