Tonight and this afternoon will be an outright cluster&@$^. I can't even begin to try to calculate who we are going to end up playing in the first round. If we lose tonight it will be the Leafs, simple as that. If we win and Boston loses their game to Washington then things will get interesting tomorrow night in the finale game of Ottawa vs Boston. So basically win for drama and lose to play the Leafs. My heart says lose and sweep the Leafs out in the first round for what would be revenge for every Saturday night game of my childhood living in Ontario. My sensible self says win and end up playing an easier team seeded way lower than us. It is going to be an interesting 40 hours ahead. Oh, and if we draw the Sens in the first round I'd be all over some tickets, so kinda hoping for that too.
The last 5 minutes of yesterday's Flyers vs Penguins game might have been the most interesting and entertaining hockey action I have seen all year. This could also be due to the fact I'm a Montreal Canadiens fan. If you missed yesterdays broadcast on NBC, then shame on you. It all started with Luke Schenn's twin robot cyborg taking a cheap shot at Sidney Crosby from behind. We have to admit, it was awesome. Just last Thursday it was the same twin robot cyborg character trying to take on Dion Phaneuf in behind the Leafs bench late in a game. There's something about cheap shots late in a game that fuels this weird robot creature, but that's not important. Joe Vitale's awesome hit is important. As I'm sitting here at my luxurious AHF offices, writing this piece, it appears that Danny Briere is going to be missing sometime from action . Vitale destroyed Briere in the neutral zone with a clean hit that unleashed mayhem, violence, blood, yelling, and yes