There's a slight chance we had too many Jäger and car bombs last night. I blame Daulerio for the idea and Meech for the execution. But, anticipating this might happen, our friends up at the league office scheduled the perfect cure for a hang over: some matinée hockey. I've always been a fan of the Saturday afternoon games, and it seems like there are never enough of them. These vacuums of personal industry often encourage one or more of the following: (1) staying in bed all day, wishing water were nearer-by; (2) hair-of-the-dog drinking; (3) failure to show up for planned appearances; and my personal favorite, (4) convincing yourself you'll only have the game on as background noise while cleaning. I'ma shoot for at least a trifecta today.
The Flyers are coming off their first win since 'Nam, a 4-1 shellacking of the Maple Leafs, halting a 6-game losing streak. Joffrey Lupul continued his recent tear with another multiple-goal game, and Marty Biron and the defense stepped it up. Today they'll face-off with the Lighting down in south Florida. The 'Ning have struggled to keep the puck out of their own net this year, but with Vincent Lecavalier (55 points in 38 games) and Marty St. Louis on the ice, they can still light the lamp fairly well too. If the Flyers can contain their top line, we should see a W.
The Orange & Black will face Florida tomorrow at 5, and taking these two games will go a long way toward getting the team back on track. Their recent struggles have dropped them to 3 games over .500, and tied for last in the Atlantic, although they've played the fewest games in the division so far, and they're only 2 points out of second.