It occurred to me tonight that this year’s NHL playoffs might actually kill me. It’s not just the Cardiac Caps winning – or losing – by one goal every game. (Though it’s not, like, helping.) It’s also the fact that more than a few of the series’ currently underway are so entertaining that I can’t stop watching. Whether it’s the absolute shitshow that is the Flyers-Pens (45 goals in four games!), the feisty Nashville-Detroit matchup, or the near-miss chance of the Kings sweeping the Canucks, I cannot stop watching. Problem is, though, not all of these games are on the East Coast, and a 7:30 start in Cali makes for one late night in DC. I don’t think I’ve slept more than six hours a night since the playoffs started – and this is just the first round!
Should the Caps advance (pretty, pretty please, hockey gods) and the next round matchups prove as enjoyable, well… I may not make it.