If there’s one thing that has captivated the attention of Western New Yorkers the past couple days, it’s been Carl Paladino’s emails. Oh, and the Buffalo Sabres playoff series which starts tomorrow night at HSBC Arena.
The Sabres, the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference, play a best-of-seven series against the #6 seed Boston Bruins. While the Sabres are favorites in the series, Las Vegas has them as the least favorite higher seeded team of any of the 8 playoff matchups. Perhaps that’s best the Bruins won the regular season series against the Sabres 4-2. Or maybe it’s because the Bruins have won 5 of 7 playoff matchups between the two clubs. Either way, the conventional wisdom is this series will be a tough, low-scoring affair.
We’ll have more on the playoffs as they develop but to get everyone in the playoff spirit, here’s the Sabres playoff video (with music by Buffalo’s own Goo Goo Dolls) from 2007 – the beginning of a run to the Eastern Conference Finals.