Wow, that was ca-razy! I was babysitting tonight and missed the first period. When I got in my car to drive home it was 1-1. By the time I got from Williamsville to Tonawanda, it was 5-1. I briefly wondered if I shouldn't just keep driving around. Lindy Ruff said if the Sabres kept creating chances like they were, eventually something would give but I'll tell you what the real difference was: I hugged the Stanley Cup! You superstitious "DON'T TOUCH THE CUP!" freaks can take a hike! I'm clearly the winner here. And if I need to make a trip to Toronto to hug the Cup every weekend between now and the end of June, I'm okay with that.
I missed most of the good stuff so I can't comment too heavily - you can check out some of the other wonderful Sabres blogs for that today - but I will say that when I saw that touch pass that Derek Roy flipped over the head of a Red Wing and right onto the stick of Thomas Vanek I almost cried with joy. I would love to love Derek Roy again.
Also, Harry Neale called Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard "Ron Howard" as in "Ron Howard coming in to play goal for Detroit." Opie in goal. That totally cracked me up.
I keep trying to remind myself that at this point last season I was really excited, thinking the Sabres had finally righted the ship but you guys... I'm really excited. Ryan Miller is playing like an elite goalie, the Sabres are giving up very few quality chances, so far they've avoided either giving up when the pucks aren't going in or getting to lax if they are. Dare I even hope that this season is going to be different than the last two? Someone please remind me it's too early for that.