Well, the magic in Buffalo faded quickly. But the Jackets managed to push a pretty good team to the shootout, and if not for a big save by Backstrom on Huselius in OT, might have come away with the two points themselves. As it is, I can settle for the loser point on the road. The Jackets dropped back into ninth place, but there’s a four-way tie in points for places 6-9, so they’re still very much in the thick of things.
I watched this one in kind of spotty fashion, mostly had it on in the background while I did internet research on what I might want to see next weekend in Los Angeles — I’m heading out to see the Crew play for all the marbles. The Kings do have a home game on Saturday, and I’m tempted, but I think I’m going to opt for sightseeing instead, as I’m only there for a short time and have never been there before. Unless someone can convince me that a Kings home game is such a transcendent experience that it’s worth it for my only evening in Cali.