tbirds Sunday’s game, the last of the regular season, was riddled with penalties (about a dozen on each team). For the second straight night, no Hickey. But when we wondered aloud where he was, the family in front of us said he has the flu, according to the pre-game announcement over the PA. And the newspaper says he was “resting”.

DeSerres had to be sharp in net because Everett peppered him with shots all night long. Evidently Everett was playing without a few of its top stars as well, but they played hard and battled competitively. And their -ahem- spirited fans were well in attendance.

Five different T-birds scored goals; goals scored at even strength, short-handed and on the powerplay. I remembered to bring a hat this time, naturally.

Playoffs start Friday! Get well Hickey!