Playoffs - Days 7 and 8
Got a little busy there. Lost track of computer time, during coverage leading up to Game 4. A hard fought affair that the Bruins just as easily could have won. Problem: same thing they've had all season, no finish. They just don't score. Had the better chances last night, and more of them, but didn't light the lamp. If they break out of it Thursday night, fantastic, we have a series, if they don't, the Habs will win the game 4-1 and the series 4-1.
A win would be better than great for the B's. Hey, if you've gotta fly home anyway, why not bring 'em with you.
Had a fun visit from Niel Everett, who drove up from CT to check out the game last night. He's a Sportscenter anchor, guys who are forced to be well up-to-speed on all sports to do their jobs. Hockey was probably the last one Niel learned. He probably knew more about sumo wrestling ten years ago. He grew up in Oregon and Hawaii and wasn't really in touch with the sport of hockey much. I invited him to MSG a few years back to watch a Rangers/Leafs game from the Zamboni entrance and he was in awe. The speed, the hitting. Now he's a fan, and he and his friend were really diggin' the playoff atmosphere. Love it when new fans see the light - realize just what they've been missing. Always great to add new fans, or new appreciators, who also happen to be great people.
Congrat's to Bruins Hockey crew for regional Emmy nomination for game night telecasts. Also, Rubber Biscuit pulled in two nominations for our effort in Africa, including "best camera work" for our man on the trip Pat Gamere. We'll see what happens.
Beautiful day in Boston AND Montreal. Landed with cameraman John Martin a couple hours ago. Supposed to be perfect here the next couple days. Let's hope it's perfect for the B's. Report following morning skates tomorrow. Until then, all the best.