Tonight’s game is the biggest game of the Sabres’ season, since the last one. And until the next one. I actually started writing this last week, but never finished it, yet it still can be considered correct. One new positive is that the Sabres can now narrow their focus down to two teams, as they are 6+ points clear of every club below them. It’s all about Washington (tonight’s opponent) and Ottawa (4 points ahead, Buffalo with a game in hand).
Nathan Gerbe and Patrick Kaleta are both cleared to play tonight, though it remains to be seen if either gets back in tonight. I think it’s pretty safe to assume Marcus Foligno is going nowhere, so some combo of Tropp, Turnbull or McCormick would be sitting or sent back to Rochester. Barring any oddities like sitting Boyes or whatever.
7pm tonight, appointment television. Recording it, kicking the wife off the big TV, the whole nine yards. I’m finally feeling some excitement. Let’s do this.