Well, I'm back in town after a long layover at Washington National, and just trying to catchup on everything that's happened while I was away.
My trip south was basically to get away and sightsee, but I did catch the Sabres' 2-0 win over the Capitals at the Verizon Center on Saturday afternoon — something that gave me a chance to meet the Capitals' staff and a herd of credentialed bloggers. I also spent a little time talking with Alex Ovechkin and others after the game, something I'll have more on in the next day or so. (In a nutshell, D.C. was a great place to visit, despite the record low temperatures. Good thing it's considered a museum town.)
As for the playoff match-ups: At first glance, they look terrific. There are very few (if any) slam dunks there, and it's going to be a chore besting Maggie the Monkey in the prognostication department.
I'll have some sort of preview together either tomorrow or early Wednesday.