Thursday, April 08, 2010

Two For The Money

So after 80 games, mostly nondescript, it comes down to this. A two game 'playoff' for the final playoff position. Of course if Boston doesn't win one of their last three games, they will wind up on the outside looking in.

However, back to these two games. The Flyers are here because their two goalies are out and their top scorer, Jeff Carter, got hurt. The Rangers are here because they are the Rangers. So what is billed as a critical two game series between two teams fighting for a playoff is actually a play-in for the big playoffs between two sinking, stinking, teams.

Who has the edge? Well nobody, though the Rangers may have an edge with Henrik Lundqvist in goal. Neither coach has distinguished himself this year though the Philly coach has had more adversities than the New York coach. The New York coach is his own adversity.

So let the shames , er games, begin. May the luckiest team emerge triumphant and get skunked by the Caps in the first round.



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2 comments:

  • Section 335 said...
     

    Mike,

    Every word you wrote rang true.

    Just compare us to Boston - they needed a point from Washington, they got it. They needed a point from the Sabres, they got two! They needed to beat us, they did.

    I am amazed this team still has a mathematical chance.

  • mike said...
     

    Section 335-Would you believe that a win on Sunday puts us in tyhe playoffs?

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