You’re still smiling about last night’s game, admit it. Nerves to start, especially after Atlanta tied it, but Terry Pegula got his first win. The Thrashers are a team the Sabres should beat, one that was struggling as much if not moreso than Buffalo the past few games, and they took care of business.
It’s interesting to see the names popping up on the scoresheet now, such as Gaustad and Pominville. We’ve kind of been waiting for these guys to chip in regularly all year, and now would be a great time for them to do so. Most important, though, is the play of the two guys in the title, Ryan Miller and Tyler Myers. Miller, after having a couple of rough games, has been very good in the past several, despit some of them being losses. His save percentage in the last four is .947 and he’s been bailing the team out with some sick saves when needed. Tyler Myers scoring on a booming shot on a rush down the right wing is becoming a thing, basically daring goalies to stop it. So far, only the post has been successful. It was also a Myers shot that lead to Pominville’s goal as he cleaned up the rebound. A run that involves actual playoff wins is going to need these two guys on their game, along with the scoring Buffalo has been getting from Vanek and Stafford.
The Sabres play two games this weekend, which I will be tracking by phone as I’m headed to Virginia for the week. I’ll pop in on Twitter, especially to follow potential deadline deals that pop up, but won’t be blogging (or even able to see the games). Have fun, guys.