Road to Stanley Continues!
I'm not sure why y'all bought seats to the game tonight, after all, nobody sat in them!! What a great game! What a great series! First the Sabres. They had no business playing in a game seven based on the injuries to their team. Yet, not only did they play in it, they led after 40 minutes of it. Truely a gutsy effort! What about the Canes? They too played a great series, and tonight, I thought they played a great game. I must admit I was a little nervous when they had the 1-0 lead in the 2nd period and were doing everything right except score that 2nd goal. The 2 goals scored by the Sabres to take the lead at the end of the period could have rattled the Canes, but instead they came out with a great 3rd period. The tying goal early gave them the extra jump they needed, and when they got the opportunity they were looking for on the PP, they took full advantage of it. Another huge goal by Roddy and this game was over. The Sabres had nothing left at that point. As hard as they played all series, I think they realized when that goal went in that their fate had been sealed. Rarely in sports does a match up live up to all the hype, but this one certainly did. Both teams gave everything they had, both teams never quit, and as a result we were all treated to a fantastic display of hockey. I can also tell you the players appreciated the loudness of the building tonight. That is always a big help in such emotional games. Great job. Now for the really good news. We get a couple days rest before climbing back on that emotional roller coaster ride yet again. The road to Stanley continues!!!