Nothing beats a game seven and that’s just what we have tonight.
Put up or shut up
Everyone said this would be a war. The coaches’ words Wednesday were broadsides. Now it’s time to settle it. The Carolina Hurricanes play the Buffalo Sabres in Game 7 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals at 7:30 tonight at the RBC Center.
The Buffalo Sabres were incensed when informed the Carolina Hurricanes had brought champagne into HSBC Arena on Tuesday night to celebrate the Eastern Conference championship they could have clinched with a Game Six victory.
The Hurricanes denied any such thing. A spokesman insisted they brought no champagne, and center Kevyn Adams said he’d never heard of a team reveling in a conference title by breaking out the bubbly.
A day later, Sabres winger Jason Pominville was still having a good laugh at the expense of Carolina’s Doug Weight. The key play in overtime of Game Six came when Weight drilled Pominville into the boards, earning the penalty that set up Daniel Briere’s game-winning goal.