For those of you who remain ultra-paranoid about the CBC having an anti-Senators bias, you may not be surprised to learn that the channel chose not to broadcast the game in High Definition last night.
Tomorrow night's game in Montreal is in HD however, as was last night's Calgary-San Jose game.
Apparently the CBC has only two HD "trucks" needed to broadcast the games for those who have the proper TV's and setup. They decided not to send one to Pittsburgh last night. On the other hand, TSN is broadcasting every game in HD.
William Houston of the Globe and Mail says that Ottawa's home games will be in HD but not the games in Pittsburgh.
Is anyone that surprised?
You think the Senators have faced some playoff pressure over the years? The San Jose Sharks are again being picked by a lot of pundits to go far but they're already off to a slow start against the underdog Calgary Flames. As George Johnson of the Calgary Herald notes, the Flames have put the seed of doubt in their minds.
"Well, that wasn't exactly a chicken-bone-in-the-throat ga-a-a-g you heard gurgling out of the Sharks -- Game 1 is too ridiculously early to begin predicting any sorts of trends in a series -- but they could be heard clearing their throats, loudly.
This franchise, as everyone is doubtless aware, has slipped on so many playoff banana peels you might believe they played their games in a Chiquita factory. In order to avoid a sordid regurgitation of the past bile, a victory, preferably of the comprehensive variety, was imperative Wednesday night."
It's almost too insane to believe, but Flyers goalie Martin Biron will play his first playoff game of his career tonight. And people were questioning Martin Gerber's experience?
Is it just me or does the Penguins Tyler Kennedy look like a homely little brother of Sidney Crosby?