1) With all due reverence/respect for Animal House and John Blutarsky and his 0.0 grade point average, the Anaheim Ducks' Niedermayer or more correctly Niedermayer(s) are definitely NOT dead! With Scott's dart into the shelf over the Dominators shoulder last night the Ducks avoided having to go home down 2 games. Scott is showing everyone why he is a Norris finalist. He was all over the ice in game 2. Controlling the pace/the game at both ends of the rink.
2) If the Ducks had lost we don't feel they would have been in quite the precarious position the Sabres find themselves right now in the East. Though they would have likewise been down 2 games to love, they are now going home AND they have played the Wings pretty evenly thus far. Meanwhile the Sabres have not looked too good losing 2 home games to the Senators and now must go to Kanata to try to turn the series around/save their promising season.
3) As mentioned in our previous post, we have NO rooting interest in any NHL team. Thus we ultimately don't care who wins , BUT care how a team wins. We want tough, hard fought series, with as much intensity(fighting included!) as is possible. Sweeps/short series seldomly proved much of that. So far the West has not disappointed. here's hoping the men from Buffalo make a series out of things tonight!