The Keep Kevin Alive Committee, or KKAC, was given a major boost this evening courtesy the Buffalo Sabres, who staved off elimination with an unnecessarily tense 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. My friend and yours, Kevin du Manoir, had barely settled into his seat at the Scotiabank Place when Derek Roy opened the scoring at the nine second mark of the first period; the second period, meanwhile, witnessed a glorious, if brief, revival of the Evil Senators of Yore, in which Ray Emery allowed a goal (the game-winner, as it turned out) which would’ve made Saint Patrick himself blush. Ottawa staged a brief rally late in the second, but it was too little too late. Plus, Ryan Miller played really well.
And so the KKAC remains firmly committed to its mission: keeping Kevin alive long enough to witness the Senators play for the Stanley Cup (which they’re theoretically doing right now, but I digress…). Next up: Game 5 on Friday in the beautiful city of Buffalo. I’ll actually be in Buffalo on Friday, en route to Boston; when the puck drops, however, I’ll be someplace completely different. Word to your mother.