Halos .......................... 160 .... 16
Dewhirst Destroyers ............ 145 .... 15
NO SHOOTOUTS - REAL HOCKEY! .... 128 .... 15
Scammer & Z-Dog ................ 128 .... 14
Corndogs Rejects ............... 128 .... 13
Fourn-Y-A ...................... 126 .... 12
Sherpa's Yaks .................. 125 .... 11
K-9 Fornicators ................ 124 .... 15
Team Slim Shady ................ 124 .... 13
Pony Boy 2 ..................... 120 .... 13
A Cup in the capital is looking bleaker and bleaker with each passing game in the second round. Just when you thought it was safe to cheer again, another overtime winner is put by Ray Emery and the Senators are down yet another game.
J.P. Dumont scored the overtime winner five minutes into the first overtime frame to put the Sabres up 3-0 in the series against the Senators. Ryan Miller won his 7th game to be the only other 2 point Sabre in the game. The other two goals were scored by Chris Drury and Maxim Afinogenov while Daniel Briere and Jochen Hecht each added a pool-worthy assist.
Jason Spezza scored a pair of goals, Daniel Alfredsson had two assists and Wade Redden added another assist for the Senators cause. But it just wasn't enough for the Senators on Wednesday night.
It's a great big hole for the Senators to climb out from. This will be a big pool upset if the Sens are swept.
The swamp didn't make any difference for the Devils on Wednesday night. The less-than sell-out crowd wasn't loud enough to prod on the Devils to come back in the series as the Hurricanes went up 3-0 after a 3-2 win in regulation time.
Not a lot of points generated from the Hurricanes in the win, however. Justin Williams scored the only pool-counting goal, which wasn't the winner. Frank Kaberle, Mark Recchi, Eric Staal and Bret Hedican all had assists and that's all the points that were counted.
In the Devils loss, Patrik Elias had a goal and an assist, Jamie Langenbrunner had two assists and Brian Rafalski had an assist as well.
The only series looking to go at least a possible five games is now the Sharks & Oilers as the Oil put a game back on their side after winning in triple overtime on Wednesday night.
In a game where the offense seemed to come to life for the Oilers, Dwayne Roloson only had to make 32 saves in 6 periods, while the Oilers took 57+ shots (the NHL scoresheet not looking too accurate this morning). Shawn Horcoff was the hero for the Oilers in overtime, scoring the winner. In fact, his goal was the only Oiler goal to count in the standings last night. Assists for the pool were credited to Jarret Stoll, Chris Pronger, Ryan Smyth and Ales Hemsky.
For the Sharks, Patrick Marleau scored his 9th of the playoffs and Joe Thornton & Jonathon Cheechoo added assists to the Sharks second goal from Patrick Rissmiller.
The Senators will have their chance to finally pull a game back and try and claw their way back in this series. With the way Buffalo is playing, it's hard to imagine that the Senators can come back from a 3-0 deficit, but they have to try. There are some hints that Dominik Hasek might make his return in time for Game 4 tonight. There have been some indications on the news channels the last couple days... stay tuned! An Ottawa boot would mean 91 selections are lost... 27 in the Top 10. CBC, 5pm.
The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim will try and close the series in Denver against the Avalanche tonight. Ilya Bryzgalov will try and win his 6th of the playoffs... in a row! The defensive powerhouse which is Anaheim is shutting down the potent offense of the Avalanche and doing it with style as well. The Avalanche have only scored 3 goals in the first three games of the series, all of them coming in the Game 3 loss... and it's that sort of effort that'll put the Ducks through. Colorado's elimination will mean a 24 selection loss in the pool, 4 of which are in the Top 10. TSN, 8pm.