A come from behind win against the East-leading Philadelphia Flyers is an event to be celebrated. Some even declared the weekend a success just by getting these 2 points. While that’s true enough from a certain point of view, I’d like to see Buffalo take the playoff spot by the throat and not let go. Win tomorrow, behind Enroth (who they have won for before), and show the league they are not an easy out. Take that 7th spot, gain points against a couple of good teams in Pittsburgh and Boston, then roll the Leafs in front of their own fans. I want waffles on the ice, guys. Too many times this team has impressed and regressed. The move needs to be made now. Make it so.
As far as the game goes, you have Pominville, Ennis, Stafford and Sekera scoring, with Nathan Gerbe getting the empty netter that many of us missed (see below). Brad Boyes and Thomas Vanek both had 2 assists, and Vanek played more than 20 minutes. Tim Connolly, by the way, 17 min, -1, ‘winning’ just over a quarter of the draws he took. So valuable. Montador, +3.
By the way, Time Warner Cable and MSG combined for a horrible series of gaffes in the broadcast today, twice causing those of us on the SD feed to lose the game, including with 2 minutes to go when MSG switched back to…halftime of a Women’s College Basketball game. You just can’t be that asleep at the switch on such an important game. I’m smart enough to have my DVR record 30 minutes past the normal end time, you’d think they could have a guy you know, watching the game to make sure the right broadcast stays on. Terrible.