Saturday, April 22, 2006


For two periods it was, as Yogi Berra would say, deja vu all over again. The Sens despite getting some chances, couldn't put one in. Shots were being blocked or going wide. Passes were bouncing over sticks. The crowd's energy, which seemed more tentative than previous years even from the outset, was dying as we all got more and more nervous that we were seeing the same old playoff slasher flick script. SBP was getting quieter with each broken play, failed clearing attempt, or turnover.

Finally, the dam broke. Havlat ties it up 5 minutes into the third, and we're free to explode. Somehow, after the first one is out of the way, I figured the rest would fall into place, and it did. Another quick PP marker, and a beauty SH connection from Schaeffer to Fisher nailed it down. An empty netter from Alfie, served only to pad my totals in my hockey pool.

A few notes: