It will be at least two more days before the Buffalo Sabtres are officially eliminated from playoff contention. In what was one of the most boring hockey games ever, maybe even worse than pre-lockout, the Sabres managed to beat the Bruins 2-1 in overtime. I wish I had more to say about tonights game but it was uh...well... it was bad hockey. The Sabres were scared and tried not to make mistakes and the Boston Bruins were the Boston Bruins. I am definitely not a fan of Claude Julien and his style of hockey. I wish I could say that I would rather not make the playoffs than to play that style but I would be lying. It is the same style that the Sabres played when they went to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1999.
I am glad that the Sabres extended hope for a couple of more days. It will make beating the Leafs a lot more fun when the game means something. It would have been nice to get the win in regulation though and move two points closer to the Bruins instead of one. There are three games left and it will take nothing short of six points for the Sabres to have a chance.
On another unrelated note, I will hosting a playoff hockey pool at this site and I will have more details in the upcoming days. It should be really fun and I will have prizes as well. This was our first season at SB Nation and we will use the off season to make the site even better for next season.