Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us.

- Winston Churchill

Los Angeles Kings

(1-0-0)

v.

Buffalo Sabres

(1-0-0)

Our boys are in Berlin to take on the Buffalo Sabres. The game time is 11:oo a.m. PST so, for those who like to sleep in on Saturdays, that is me jumping on your bed while Surly drinks your OJ and places Vaseline on the toilet seat.

We just came off an emotional overtime victory in rowdy and raucous Sweden, where they take hockey like their sex…

Åh baby! Åh älskare! Gör mig hårdare! Shhh … det är inte hockey, tysta ner, Jörgen!

But now, we’re in Germany at the O!2 arena, the land where the beer flows, the girls are easy (speaking from experience) and there are plenty of tubular meat products to go around…

Ich liebe Deutschland!

Jonathan Bernier gets the start in net and, in outstanding Terry Murray style, he puts in Kevin Westgarth in place of Trent Hunter.

Verdammt! Warum müssen Sie so verrückt?

The Sabres fancy themselves finishers but our suffocating style will make sure there are no happy endings for them today. Be it in regulation or overtime, even a shootout, I want to see our boys leave Europe 2-0.

This is the home for the die-hards. I now leave this game day thread open for you…sound off!