Crosby's first playoffs hold tremendous promise
OTTAWA -- Here's the problem with history, sometimes you don't know if you're in the midst of something historic until long after the fact.
But if we had to guess -- and maybe if the Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins had to guess, too -- we'd say Wednesday night will be something that qualifies as historic, or at the very least, the start of something that will over time prove to be historic.
Maybe in the moments before the puck drops at the Scotiabank Place, when ...
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2007 NHL PLAYOFFS
After a wild race to the finish, the NHL playoffs are set. Heading into Wednesday's opening night, Scott Burnside previews the first round:
• No. 1 Buffalo vs. No. 8 N.Y. Islanders
• No. 2 New Jersey vs. No. 7 Tampa Bay
• No. 3 Atlanta vs. No. 6 N.Y. Rangers
• No. 4 Ottawa vs. No. 5 Pittsburgh