Let’s Go Sabres

It’s play­off time for the NHL, (though you’d nev­er know it here in Boston), and I am lov­ing what I see in my Buf­fa­lo Sabres. They’re up 2–0 in the best-of-sev­en series with the Fly­ers, after a bril­liant dou­ble-over­time win Sat­ur­day, and an 8–2 rout last night.

Best moment thus far was Buffalo’s Bri­an Campbell’s clean hit of Philly’s RJ Umberg­er, in game 1:

I do feel bad for the guy, and I’m not cheer­ing for injury. But that is just great play­off hock­ey, and a big rea­son why Buf­fa­lo is up 2 games to none. And, Philly seems to be com­ing unglued. One Buf­fa­lo colum­nist com­pares Philly Coach Hitch­cock to Con­fed­er­ate Gen­er­al Pick­ett:

You remem­ber Pick­ett? He was the gen­er­al ordered to march his troops uphill through open fields on the final day of the Bat­tle of Get­tys­burg. Union sol­diers, strung across Ceme­tery Ridge, picked them off in droves. The Con­fed­er­ates nev­er had a chance.

The Fly­ers might as well come out for Game Three dressed in gray and whistlin’ Dix­ie. They’re no match for the team they are up against. Speed is the Sabres hill, their posi­tion of supe­ri­or­i­ty, and Philly lacks the artillery to mount a mean­ing­ful counter.

Let’s not get cocky now… TV cov­er­age is spot­ty, but you can check out Game 4 on April 28 @ 10:00pm ET, on OLN.

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