At about 9:20 last night I flipped from the World Series of Mud Wrestling (aside: Tim McCarver in HD frightens me...deeply) to TSN for a little MNF goodness, and what to my startled eyes should appear in the crawl at the bottom of the screen? Senators 5, Sabres 0. Holy. Florking. Shnitz.
Convinced I had misread that, I stayed up to watch SportsCentre, and whaddya know...we won. Three points (2 goals, 1 assist) for Giggles, two (1 and 1) for Heater, 2 assists for The Captain and a goal for Schubie Doo to boot! (Aside #2: If that doesn't keep #5 in the line up, Coach, you and I will have issues).
Added bonus? Adam Mair losing his mind:
OCALA, Fla. — Expect to see Adam Mair get the book thrown at him by the NHL. A league official confirmed to Sun Media today that the league is reviewing the incident of Mair marching down the hallway late in the Senators' 5-2 victory at the HSBC Arena to try to get Ottawa winger Chris Neil.It should be noted that I didn't see the original unpleasantness that led to Mr. Mair's willingness to fork over his next game cheque or three (screw you and your overpriced channel, NHL Network!) so I'm a little hesitant, for once, to editorialize. Suffice to say though, anytime Neiler can infuriate an opponent into a confrontation in which Jarkko Ruutu stands as the voice of reason, he's earned his money...and made most of my special places tingle.
The best part? Neiler wasn't even in the room.
Neil and Mair had both been thrown out of the game at the time of the incident, but Neil wasn't in the club's dressing room yet.See Buffalo? This is why you can't have nice things.
Thursday night, the boys are in that hockey hotbed of Miami, Florida for a rematch with the Tabby Cats. Ordinarily, I'd mention the local t.v. coverage at this point. But there isn't any. Again. Nope, nothing available but...you guessed it...the NHL Network. I swear by all that is holy, Gary, if you make me pine for the days of A-Channel and Gord Wilson, I will cut you.
Behind Enemy Lines:
Welcome to The Litter Box. Fantastic name, and a very informed read. There may be hope for that market yet, no matter what Winnipeg says.