Just a brief thought before tonight's game:
Game Seven. They say anything can and probably will happen. I'm sure every Sabres or 'Canes fan had trouble getting through the day; the anticipation too great for the chance to win one game and go to the Stanley Cup Finals. Just think what the players, coaches and management must be going through is it's this tough on the fans.
But no matter what happens (and I mean that), WGR's Mike Schopp had a great point this afternoon: tonight, history is made. You'll remember this game forever -- win or lose. This will be a game that we will talk about for years to come.
It seems fitting that on this day fans remember the few (!) Games Sevens in each team's history, or the player names that can were etched into history forever with just one play, one save or one goal.
Last time the Sabres were in a Game Seven was the last time they made the playoffs. They were eliminated when Pittsburgh's Darius Kasparaitis sent a weak shot past Dominik Hasek, the last time the Dominator wore the goatlord. Yes, fans can surely remember that moment like it was yesterday.
Ten years from now, tonight will be no different.