Monday, March 9, 2009
This scoreboard watching thing isn't going so well. Teams in playoff races are desperate. Desperate teams are winning. Yesterday was painfully no different. Pittsburgh won. The Rangers won. Montreal won. If the Devil was playing, he probably would have won too.
Florida is now in the same spot they were in pre-Blues win. 1 point behind 5th seed Montreal, tied with the Rangers and Penguins. And tonight it's just going to get worse. The New York Rangers play Carolina. Argh. No matter who wins, Florida loses. All Panthers fans can do is hope it ends in regulation.
One more bad note to pass along. Nathan Horton suffered a broken finger in the game Saturday and will be out an unknown amount of time. Horton has been playing well, his line has been awesome. It hurts, no question. But it gives someone else a chance to step up (cough...McLean...cough...Weiss...cough cough).
Florida has 2 huge road games coming up. First in Pittsburgh tomorrow night, then in Buffalo on Thursday. Needless to say, the Panthers could distance themselves or find themselves on the outside looking in Friday morning. Should be fun.