Zissen fucking Pesach, look what we've done. In our last 6 games, we're 5-0-1, earning (maybe that's a strong word) 11 out of a possible 12 points, beating such juggernauts as the Panthers, the Lightning, and the Islanders twice. Meanwhilesies, the teams immediately above us are as bad as we are. And so, somehow, here is where we stand going into tonight's Bruins-Caps game:
6. Montréal - 86, 3 GR
7. Boston - 84, 4 GR
8. Philadelphia - 84, 3 GR
9. NEW YORK RANGERS - 82, 4 GR
So, in the next 3 days, we play Buffalo and Toronto, while the Flyers play Toronto as well. Then, we play the Flyers twice to end the season.
That'll be fun.
Meanwhile, up above us, the Canadiens only have to get through the Islanders, the 'Canes, and the Leafs, so they're in pretty good shape. The Bruins, however, have to play the Sabres, the 'Canes, and the Caps twice. This would be better news if the Caps hadn't already clinched the Presidents' Trophy, leaving them essentially nothing to play for in their two games against Boston. But still, it could be worse.
Somehow Alex Auld didn't get a start at all in Florida. That would be weird, if we assumed our coach didn't use fucked-up prefabricated ideas to determine his goalie "rotation." But hey: we play two nights in a row this week, and the second game is against the Leafs. That's got to be the night he finally plays Auld, right? Right??
Anyway, word is, so far, that Callahan and Avery and Boyle will all remain out of the lineup. Meanwhile, we've sent Locke back down to the minors and brought up...um...Dale Weise?
NO MORE NEW YORK POST PUNS ABOUT LOCKE AND KEY.