How close was Buffalo to being in huge trouble?

I have no idea. The channel hockey is aired on is only a few numbers below Siberian public access. The NHL playoffs exist entirely in the obligatory goal listed as #5 in The World Wide Leader’s top ten plays of the day.

So if the tone of the highlight is “Hey! Hockey exists! Isn’t that cute?” does that transfer to the meaning of the game itself? If it’s snowing on the map, do the people in the territory need to shovel their driveways?

Trick question. It’s Buffalo. They shovel their driveways to celebrate the 4th of July.