True fans don’t give up. I will defend this team until the very end.
It’s a nice thought for Sabres fans, but I don’t see the NHL interfering with the series in this way. There has been some questionable plays on both sides, and it is playoff hockey.
Anyway, the NHL is reviewing the incident (which began with a Paul Gaustad slash), and a ruling should be made one way or the other by the end of the night, per WGR.
“With less than nine seconds remaining in the Bruins’ 4-1 Game 6 loss at Buffalo in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals tonight, defenseman Zdeno Chara was issued an instigator penalty after he retaliated to a slash to the back of his leg after the Sabres cleared the puck out of their own end.
This could mean a one-game suspension for Chara, although it could be rescinded.”
WOW! Statement! I love this move. We need energy guys like Gerbe in the lineup generating chances if we’ll have any shot tonight.
Craig Rivet reminds us all the series is not over. He’s been in this situation before and his Montreal Canadiens overcame their 3-1 deficit against Boston to win the series 4-3 in 2004. Could the Sabres do the same?
“Staring at a 3-1 series deficit and heading into Game 5, defenseman Craig Rivet was firm, but collected inside the Buffalo Sabres locker room.
Fielding questions from the media, the captain was clear that confidence is not an issue, regardless of the fact that the team is facing elimination on Friday night.”
Time for some facts: We have a series. It’s tight. It could easily be 3-0 Boston. Or even 3-0 Buffalo with some breaks. It’s 2-1 Boston.
This series should go down to the wire. It’s great playoff hockey. Fans of neither team can complain about that.
And this Buffalo blogger summed up game 3 well I think:
“Ok then. I’m still not panicking but I am annoyed. Let’s try to TRY next time, boys.”
(Addendum: It could be worse. We could be the Sharks.)