….and at least we won and managed to shut up most of the ASBOs that showed up at the RBC tonight. Last night. Whatever.
As usual, the Sabres and most of their fans are blaming everyone except themselves for not being able to win despite 1) the Hurricanes falling asleep during the last half of the game and 2) Ryan Miller standing on his freaking head. Must be tough, being all perfect and stuff like that.
Anyway–the Hurricanes are at the top of the Southeast by a mere 7 points over Washington…and a mere 7 points out of the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Wow. They’re off until Wednesday, when they take on Chicago in Chicago. Should be a fun one–and don’t forget to set your clocks forward, otherwise you’ll be late to work on Monday.
Edit: Duh AQ, “Spring Ahead, Fall Back”.
As always, let’s go to the videotape.
The Pflyers are playing in Buffalo. There’s a scrum in front of the net, and Maxim Afinogenov not only slew-foots Scott Upshall, but he then tries to stomp him while dudeman is laying on the ice.
I’m sorry, what? That’s actually WORSE than the Simon-Ruutu incident, because the risk of serious injury is actually greater given where Afinogenov aimed his skate-blade: Upshall’s side/midsection.
Those kidney-pads on the pants only cover so much, kids. The chest protector only covers so much–there’s a lot of area left unprotected, and the midsection (last I checked) contained some vital organs. But nothing will happen, because Afinogenov doesn’t have the history of bad behaviour that Simon has…and because it’s the Pflyers, who have made their reputation for being cheap assholes this season, so it’ll be excused with the lovely catchphrase “he deserved it”.
Because, of course, the innocent should always be punished for the sins of the guilty amirite?