Saturday, May 05, 2007

Max Power

To honor Maxim Afinogenov's clutch slap shot goal in the first overtime of the Sabres' stunning victory over the New York Rangers, giving them a 3-2 lead in the series, here's a clip from another clutch Max...Ophuls.

(The opening sequence from The Earrings of Madame De... (1953)

Thanks must also go to Chris Drury for his improbable tying goal with 7.7 seconds left in the game, but Chris is just a boring name, no?

And congratulations to the Golden State Warriors for their huge upset of the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The fellows over at Free Darko have described the importance of the win - and it's much more than just the underdog making good - it's about the spirit of the game. Read their post!

UPDATE: Hear the call of the two Sabre goals by lungful Buffalo legend Rick Jeanneret here.


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