One way or another, thanks to down the stretch bumbling, we were determined to draw a potent offensive foe that we don't match up well against. Between the Habs, Pens and Caps (first, third and ninth best powerplays, respectively), I would have preferred the latter simply due to their lack of playoff experience. Painfully ironic that that's the only edge we seem to have left over the east front runners, eh?
I don't see any reason to hope for much beyond an epic Pittsburgh meltdown, but in the playoffs anything can happen. Should they somehow knock off the Pens though, I still think the east is wide open. Any other die hards want to throw me a bone, here? DC? Duff? What say you?
UPDATE: The Sched, via the Ottawa Sun:
Game 1 Wednesday @ Pittsburgh - 7 p.m.
Game 2 Friday @ Pittsburgh - 7 p.m.
Game 3 Monday, April 14 @ Ottawa - 7 p.m.
Game 4 Wednesday, April 16 @ Ottawa - 7 p.m.
Game 5 (if nec) Saturday, April 19 @ Pittsburgh, time TBD
Game 6 (if nec) Sunday, April 20 @ Ottawa, time TBD
Game 7 (if nec) Tuesday, April 22 @ Pittsburgh, time TBD