There were a ton of really interesting, cool, fun, exciting games last night. A full 13, to be exact. That’s 26 teams. All playing on the same night. A good number of those teams were either fighting for a playoff spot or jockeying for position within the playoffs.
Tonight.. not so much. Apart from the Blue Jackets, who won 4-3 in a shootout over Chicago, there wasn’t really anyone playing that had an actual glimmer of hope that they would, in fact, do anything of note (sorry Buffalo).
So yeah, two whole games tonight. Think the NHL’s Schedulebot 2000 XD (the XD stands for “extra dumb”) could’ve worked it out so instead of 15 games over two nights, we had say seven last night and eight tonight, or the other way around? Because last night I was up until 1:30 watching NHL games and missed about four that I would like to have seen. Tonight I was done by 10:30, having watched parts of two games I had no great interest in (and sorry Columbus), then had to watch the first 30 minutes of Lost on DVR while it was still on. Like some sort of an animal.
!SPOILER ALERT! Some crazy crap goes down and some flashbacks happen and then additional crazy crap goes down. Also John Locke is really Jacob.*
Fedor Tyutin, who’s pictured above (well, not really, but that picture of Pat Kane doing a split while Mike Commodore makes dirt in his hockey pants — or whatever’s going on there — is much funnier than Tyutin scoring the shootout winner), scored the shootout winner.
Buffalo 3, Toronto 1
I think, but cannot be too sure or indeed bother to look it up, that this guarantees Toronto a spot in the Tavares lottery. I’m sure someone on the internet knows. But it’s 3 a.m. and I still haven’t drawn funny words on the picture you now see at the top of this post, so suffice it to say that whether Toronto finishes 24th or 25th in the league is hardly a concern of mine at the moment. Jeff Finger had Toronto’s only goal, and that Hanson Brothers guy’s kid had his first NHL assist. How do you think that guy feels, by the way? Think people line up across from him on faceoffs and ask about foil and stupid glasses and whether or not his father is an actual retarded person? Because I would absolutely do that. I would also be sure to ask whether or not he was listening during the national anthem. Because remember? That happened in the movie.
*Not really but that’s a Lost joke.