Pregame: So, here we are again. The season ultimately boils down to a single meaningless game against Boston. Didn’t T-Bone get a shutout against the Bruins in the last game of the season last year? If Tellqvist gets a shutout that will be all the confirmation we need that this entire season was just a big joke on us. My channel 700 is all effed up, so it looks like I’m watching this in extremely low, super sad definition. BOOO.
After the 1st (4-0, Sabres): Oh, for the love of Lindy Ruff…….sigh. When there is absolutely nothing on the line, the Sabres are really, really good. If that’s not the mark of a well coached team, I don’t know what is. When there is absolutely nothing on the line, the Bruins are SHOCKINGLY bad. I mean, I know they’re not icing their real team this afternoon, but sheesh.
After the 2nd: Loyal readers, I barely watched this period because I’ve had a REVELATION. Something amazing has happened to me. Please listen carefully because I am about to tell you something very, very important. I’m in love…..with Chris Butler. I’m not sure when it happened this season (it’s been such a whirlwind), all I know is that when Chris Butler scored, and RJ squawked, “I’ve been waiting all season to use this one- A HA! The Butler did it!” my heart swelled with pride, not just the pride of a fan, but the pride of a devotee. Butts is the cutest little peapod EVER. (I believe it was Anne who first called Chris Butler, “Butts”, which is a nickname I fully endorse.) I love Butler, and it’s a good thing that Goose is so confident about our relationship, otherwise he might be feeling a little threatened.
Today (in the grand tradition of PandoNation), ChrisButlerNation is born, and I am declaring myself its ruling high priestess. I pledge to rule ButtsNation with fake benevolence and whimsical pettiness.
After the 3rd: Okay, this game technically has five and a half minutes left but it is SO BORING that even my newly discovered Chris Butler love and the knowledge that this is the last I will see of my beloved Sabres for five months cannot keep me interested. The Sabres have looked good, which is nice. Today they really are going out with dignity (assuming they don’t give up five goals in the next five minutes). As for me, as usual, I’m out, 100% dignity free.
Oh wait…..one more goal! Good boy, P-Doods!….wait, I mean good boy, Vanek.