Didn’t end up getting to see this, but I didn’t want it to pass without comment. The big three for the Sabres (Miller, Vanek, Myers) sat this one out, among others, while the Maple Leafs iced what amounts to their regular season lineup. Nathan Gerbe scored twice, including one on a penalty shot, while Stafford and newcomer Jordan Leopold had the other tallies. The power play went 2 for 5.
One thing I like seeing, Buffalo poured on the shots again, putting 39 on Jonas Gustavsson. That comes after pelting Gustavsson and Rynnas with 44 shots in the previous tussle two nights before. Hopefully this continues into the regular season, as one thing that bugged me the past couple of years is the Sabres’ tendency to make one too many passes. Part of the improvement comes from Ennis and Gerbe, who have 13 shots between them in the two games (with Ennis not playing last night for personal reasons).
Tonight, we get the Kraft Hockeyville game, facing the Senators in Dundas, Ontario. It’s a neat event, and this might just be viewable for us, unline the rest of these games.