Here’s the schedule for the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Sabres and the Senators. Game 1 is Friday at 7:00 PM in Ottawa.
Interestingly enough, the four favored teams in the Eastern Conference all won their first-round series, while in the Western Conferences, all four underdogs won. (The Mighty Ducks completed the low-seed sweep yesterday. Quack! Quack!!) So, what we have left now are a #1, #2, #3 and #4 seed (all in the East) and a #5, #6, #7 and #8 seed (all in the West). Presumably this means that whoever wins the Eastern Conference will be the favorite to win the Stanley Cup — but who knows how it will ultimately play out.
Anyway, in anticipation of Buffalo’s upcoming series, and with all due respect to any Canadian readers who aren’t Senators fans, I offer the following in the spirit of trash talk and utter silliness (warning: profanity)…
Go Sabres! :)
P.S. Speaking of Buffalo, see for yourself (after the jump) the stark evidence sent along by Becky’s mom, proving that bird flu has reached the Buffalo area and taken a devastating toll on the suburb of Cheektowaga: