We play the Sabres not once but twice this week, so it's in our best interest to come out swinging. We don't want them getting any funny ideas.
PRO TIP: PROBABLY TRY NOT TO RUN THEIR GOALIE
Because lord knows we do not need to involve ourselves in the dramafest. We have better things to do with our time.
IDENTITY CRISIS AWARD
That is Buffalo's assigned media narrative right now--that they're struggling with their identity, like they're Britney Spears about to travel cross-country to find themselves, and true love and friendship.
Hey, maybe it's worth a shot. They've tried everything else.
Regardless, all of this is probably severely fraying Buffalo's last nerve. Not that I would ever encourage our team to harass or make fun of them in order to enrage and throw them off. That would be wrong. I am just saying that it might work.
BEST SERVED COLD AWARD
Besides, they were the ones who kicked us while we were down when we saw them last. Arguably, that bad loss to Buffalo was the moment when Bruce Boudreau lost his job--and even though we're happy with the coach we have now, this still needs to be avenged. Blood for the blood god.
BABY STEP OF THE NIGHT
Tonight the goal is to play hockey before the last ten minute of the game. Let's see how that goes.
I know we're having trouble stringing wins together, but more important at the moment is to avoid stringing together losses. Our season isn't looking marvelous but then again it isn't looking terrible yet, either, and this is pretty much the point when it's going to tip in one direction or the other. Time to start playing every game like it's Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Hypnosis might be needed.
Points! Let's get some more of them.
Let's go Caps.