We had a party on Friday for the opening of the playoffs. In an enjoyable 6 hours of hockey both our teams won! Oddly enough no one showed up until the Calgary game but then the Man Den was packed with hockey fans.
While there was enjoyable hockey last night with much comefrombehindedness sadly both the Flames and Senators lost. I won't make excuses - both teams can and should play better than that, and for a whole game, not just in bursts. The reffing in the Ottawa game seemed very inconsistent with the rest of the playoffs though (see the Calgary game) and they didn't seem to be calling much.
I'm one of those rare Calgarians that likes it when the Oilers do well, so it was nice to see Edmonton beat Detroit. It annoys me when I read that they upset
Detroit. They did not upset them - they beat
them. They're an excellent hockey team and that will be shown in this series.