THE SABRES WON! THEY’RE STILL IN IT!!! I LOVE TYLER ENNIS!!!!!
Those freaking Caps make me so mad sometimes.
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THE CAPS FINALLY WOKE UP!!!! WOOO!!! I STILL DON’T LIKE MIKE GREEN!!!!! WOO!! MATT BRADLEY IS SUCH AN AWESOME SECRET WEAPON TO HAVE IN THE PLAYOFFS!!! WOO!!
The Alex/Nicki near-makeout after Alex’s goal will go down as my favorite playoffs moment possibly ever, regardless of what happens in the rest of the playoffs. I think that’s the best celebration I’ve ever seen.
Those freakin’ Sabres make me so freakin’ angry. Vanek would’ve made a huge difference, but from what I saw in the third period they looked like a disinterested pile of crap and from what I saw on Twitter it sounds like it wasn’t much different during the first two periods. Ryan Miller deserves so much better.
Dear Sabres Not Named Ryan Miller,
Has it even occurred to you douchebags that he’s nominated for the Vezina Trophy? Has it even occurred to you that you could argue that the nomination is in spite of you?
I Don’t Like You Very Much Right Now,
Joy: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OH MY HOCKEY GODS NICKLAS I DIDN’T THINK YOU COULD GET BETTER BUT YOU DID!!
Mike Green is even worse than last year. Yeah, I WENT THERE.
I’m so glad they (mostly) woke up. I was worried.
Sorrow: Deat great and powerful hockey gods, I will do whatever (WHATEVER) you want, just please, please, please, by some miracle, allow Thomas to be okay. We need him. The Sabres need him. The city of Buffalo needs him.
Ever since we found out the Sabres would be playing the Bruins I whined and moaned to everyone that it would be the most boring series ever and we could all just watch highlights to see the few goals we missed. The game might have ended with the predicted score of 2-1 (calling it now – this will be the final of every game this series) but it was decidedly NOT boring. It was FUN! Like, good, old fashioned, haven’t seen this here in years playoffs fun. What a feisty bunch those Sabres are, even if Lydman did sort of turtle a little.
Vanek picked the RIGHT time to wake up. We missed you, kiddo.
I could get used to a few more games like this. Not too many (ifyaknowwaddamean!) but a few. I’m still not totally convinced about these guys, but they’re starting to win me over.
I didn’t even want the Caps to sweep anyway, so, you know, whatever Montreal. *tosses hair*
And then sometimes you get those nights when everything ends happily ever after. Could I have dealt with a few less Penguins goals? Yes. But Ryan Miller stopped a 4-on-1 and Lars Nicklas was ridiculous and Alex scored a couple goals and the Sabres are division champs.
Therefore, last night was perfect.
No disrespect to the Sabres and their fans and HSBC Arena, but that was the loudest arena I’ve ever been in and one of the liveliest. Maybe it was filled with bandwagoners, but they sure knew how to party. It was so much fun.
I was thirty feet away from it and I saw replays from other angles, and trust me, Armstrong got his arm up in plenty of time to hit Matty P. That’s what they’re trying to get rid of.
Alex didn’t score because I was there. I’m serious, guys. It’s an actual curse.
I don’t even want to think about what drugs the Capstronaut is on.
More later, but I have to say, the Phone Booth is one awesome place to see a game. And an awesome place to buy yet ANOTHER #8 shirt, because apparently I don’t have enough already.
I refuse to believe that the Sabres lost to the Leafs with Miller in net, because things like that don’t happen in real life.
Er, um, the Sabres won. I just got a little confused with all the callups.
I missed some of the game, but isn’t it kind of frightening that a guy can win the Vezina one year and look like TimTom did last night the next? Are we sure we want to risk that with Ryan?
(Let me answer that for you: yes, it’s a chance I’m willing to take.)
I’ve been paying more attention to the lower seeds and while I NEVER underestimate an opponent, the Bruins wouldn’t be the worst first-round matchup for the Caps.
I love Ennis the Menace a bunch. For reals. He’s just a gem.
I may or may not be making an incredibly embarrassing sign for the game on Thursday. It sort of depends on if I have time to make it. Stay tuned.
I didn’t make it through last night’s game. I skipped all of the third except for the last two minutes because I really didn’t feel like watching the Sabres lose to the Senators again. The way the Sabres’ luck goes, they’ll end up playing Ottawa at some point. They’ll get swept. It’ll be ugly. Water will still be wet.
Tonight, however, was just a ton of fun. I live for games like this. Yeah, hard-fought, close games are exciting, but there’s nothing more relaxing for me than watching the Sabres beat the crap out of another team. Derek Roy even got himself a hat trick! That was just so cute. I thought Tyler Ennis played pretty well too. I really liked him when he got called up last time too. Good kid. Neither of the Tampa Bay goalies were very good but hey, I’m not complaining.
And Patty Lala got his 200th career win! I honestly thought he would retire with 199 wins. He even looked pretty good aside from the one goal he gave up. That was kind of ugly.
And perhaps the biggest deal about tonight is that the Buffalo Sabres are going to the PLAYOFFS. I still think they’ll get swept in the first round, but at least they’ll be going. I haven’t had this Sabres-related excitement in several years. It’ll be fun. I can’t wait.
Although if any team could find a way to choke out of the playoffs after already clinching a spot, it would be this team right here.
Last night the Sabres played Montreal and the Caps played the Pens. The Caps game was exciting and frustrating and nerve-wracking until the very end, with Inappropriate Older Crush Mike Knuble being the shootout HERO and winning the game. Jose Theodore has been so good lately I don’t even know how to describe it. It’s pretty cool.
I didn’t see as much of the Sabres game aside from the last five minutes of regulation, overtime, and the shootout because the five other minutes I did watch at the start of the second period was spent killing Sabres penalties. It was almost comical. Good LORD, I thought at a certain point the refs would just stop calling them because it was embarrassing. Guess not.
Then after I was feeling all warm and fuzzy about the Caps game I flipped back over to see the Sabres score two goals with Miller pulled and then win it in the shootout. Those DARN KIDS. I just CAN’T FIGURE THEM OUT ANYMORE.
I do know, however, that with all this happiness and fuzziness surrounding them, they will proceed to lose in heartbreaking fashion tomorrow night against Ottawa. Those little effers.
I’ve only been half paying attention to the Caps game on now but the Caps are losing and Alex has not regained the goals or points lead and Varly is frustrating me. Remember how you used to play, Semyon? Let’s try to play like that!!
At this time in exactly one week I will be in the Verizon Center watching the Capitals play the Thrashers. I’M. SO. EXCITED!!!!
I have come to the conclusion that the Sabres are a bad team with a good goalie, but by the time I turned on the game last night Ryan had already been pulled. That’s awesome guys. Really really awesome. At this point it’s almost a lock that they’ll make the playoffs, but it’s nice to know that they want to go into the postseason on a role.
Don’t tell anyone, but the Caps are really impressive when Alex is out of the lineup. Those kids, they just keep on plugging along. Brooks Laich is awesome.