Now, Carolina is up against Edmonton, and the story is already written if the Hurricanes win two more games. That story is all about the team that didn't win.
It'll be said that Dwayne Roloson's injury cost the Oilers the first game of the series, and that the Oilers could not find the goaltending, or the confidence, to recover.
Carolina will be described as "fortunate" and "opportunistic".
It won't really be fair, because the Canes have been a terrific team all season long, and their "worst to potentially first" story is inspirational.
But the only stirring headline left is saved for an Edmonton comeback, with Ty Conklin or Jussi Markkanen in the role of hero.
Not that I expect halfwit Canes trollers like "Brian" from the last post's comments to care about this, of course — it'll be a miracle if people like him even remember any of this at all once college ball starts up again.
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PS: sorry if this post shows up in duplicate. Blogger seems to be monumentally fucked today (as it was yesterday) and it took me an hour of lost connections just to get this up.