Last night the whole herd showed up about 10:30. Six of them, merrily grazing right off our porch, slowly drifting to the park side and then one by one returning to slowly disappear into the fence row. The whole process took about 45 harrowing (for Scrappy) minutes, during which he tried every kind of sweet-talking to get me to take him out to chase them. Fat chance buddy, we're in bed. I think that bunny, whom I had a brief conversation with a few nights back, told them to hang out there, "It'll piss that one dog off." Our sightings for the year are now up to 4 bunny and 11 deer.
Day three of the KHL playoffs saw four teams take 2-0 series leads. Salavat Yulaev whopped Avtomobilist again, 4-1, with Viktor Kozlov picking up another assist. Metallurg picked up a 3-1 win over Traktor behind Denis Khylstov's second score of the series. Barys scored twice within 26 seconds early in the first against Ak Bars, but that was the end of them; the Kazan team rolled after that for a 4-2 win. Yesterday's hero Niko Kapanen hit an empty net for his third goal of the series with one second left. And Neftekhimik squashed Avangard Omsk again, this time 6-2. Neftekhimik scored 3 times in a 2:08 span midway through the first, one of them Maxim Pestushko's 3rd of the series; and twice into an empty net in the last 1:47, one of those belonging to American Deron Quint. Avangard got a penalty shot goal from Sergei Demagin as well as Jaromir Jagr's first of the series. Avangard goalie Evgeny Tsaregorodtsev (now there's a mouthfull) was pulled after his lackluster 1st period.
The other 8 teams resume play tomorrow, and everyone that's still standing (since three teams can sweep tomorrow) will play Sunday.