By the power of Grayskull, a few points:
1) If last night was a game of Ice Hockey on the original Nintendo Entertainment System, Lindy must have gotten a hold of a Game Genie because Mair and Zubrus were able to hit like the big, fat players but also, somehow, had the agility and speed of the skinny guys that usually get run over. They were only credited with 8 hits in total, but they were all over the ice. Credit to Hill and Hunter, too, who must have had some of the same pre-game juice as Mair and Zubrus.
2) "Yes. The final supreme idiocy. Coming here to hide. The deserter hiding out in the middle of a battlefield." Lee in The Magnificent Seven
Lee could have just as easily been talking about Alexi Yashin in this playoff series. Where is he? He has been on the ice, but his heart hasn't. I saw a player with a number 79 jersey, but it definitely wasn't an 87.5 million dollar man. That's criminal.
3) Speaking of which, any Sabres fans at the game last night want to comment on the atmosphere? Was there more of drunken, threatening vibe then you see at a typical professional sporting event? I have just been reading a number of accounts this morning and want to get an idea of how bad it really was and what kind of control (or lack thereof) the Nassau Col. security displayed. Was it that bad or have the rumors of savagery been greatly exaggerated?