i dunno, on paper it looks like an easy win, but the panthers are a desperate team hoping to make the playoffs. they're going to throw everything they have at a team that is going to be relatively cocky coming into it. don't give them a chance to get momentum and this game is ours.
This could be looked at like a do or die game for the Cats, they will come out big. We need a big first period tonight. Can't wait to see more Giroux shenanigans.
There is a mystery injury on the flyers' blueline. Syvret was called up on an emergency basis. Originally it was leaked that up to 6 Flyers had the flu, but it is now that there is an injury to someone.
If the playoff positions stay the way they are right now it could be an Epic 1st round for the Eastern conference. Maybe it would get people interested in the first round of the playoffs for once.
#1 Boston vs. #8 Montreal - A rematch from last years epic 7 game series. This time the tides have turned, Montreal at the #1 seed while Boston was the #8 last year so its switched. These two teams are interdivision bitter rivals, they hate each other and their fans hate each other.
#2 Devils vs. #7 Rangers - Another rematch from last years first round playoffs. Another set of division rivals that are located a quick bus ride apart so both teams will have fans in the other teams house(what little fans the devils actually have at least). The Rangers actually knocked out the Devils last year so you know NJ has a bitter taste in their mouth since they arent used to being bounced in the first round.
#3 Caps vs. #6 Pens - Bettman, NBC and VS finally have their dream come true. The Crosby vs. Ovechkin battle will be a great thing for the NHL. Both of these teams hate each other, even mor than we hate the Pens and we have seen Ovy and Crysby running their mouths about each other lately so it could be an awesome matchup.
#4 Flyers vs. #5 Canes - Nashville is to Philadelphia as Philadelphia is to Carolina. They have Brind'Amour, Pitkanen, and Seidenberg so there will be some familiar faces going at it. Both teams look to be hot going into the playoffs and while they arent exactly rivals the #4 vs #5 matchup is usually the best of the 4. Its also close enough that we will see a lot of philly fans taking over Carolina during games 3, 4 and 6.
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They're fan-suggested calls. And they're perfectly fine.
I thought he said he started doing it sometimes and it caught on so much that people started requestions lines so he decided to do it on every goal. Either way, they gotta do something to get people interested in Florida, as long as its not national TV and they like it there, who cares. Its no sillier than Coatsey running around like an idiot between periods.