I got 3 tv's set up in my living room to get my money's worth out of my Center Ice. When the Devils play though I watch nothing else. Not even during intermission unless I got my buddies over. I usually reserve that for a bathroom break or make a snack.
I'm growing out the ol' playoff beard and it is going to look awesome no matter what the miss thinks. She doesn't mind facial hair though, I don't know if I'd date a girl who did, I like to grow beards because I am a man who embraces my own masculinity through facial hair, deal with it woman.
Anyway, this was the perfect game for the Devils, I loved the effort from everyone and I'm hoping this can continue into the playoffs. Through thick and thin, I always had a good feeling about what this group can do this Spring...lets see what happens.
Canes never showed up to this game. Very happy to see the team take full advantage of that. That said, some things still make me nervous. Specifically the Ds inability to cleanly move the puck out of the D zone and the top lines chemistry. The first one is self explanatory. It's been a big problem all year and it still is. Sal and Volch are huge grenade handlers back there. It's scary to watch. The second hopefully takes care of itself. I just wasn't all that impressed with them as a unit despite the goal. Like I said, though, it may just take care of itself as they get a few more games under their belts before the playoffs. Speaking of, man is it great to be officially back in. Feels good man.
But we just beat dead teams like Tampa and the Hurricanes. We still don't know how good they're against good competition.
Are you ever happy? Even if they are not in the playoffs, the former Whalers are still an NHL team (to my lasting chagrin), and the Devils dominated them. The outcome of this game was never really in doubt after the first period, and the scoring issues appear to be gone.