It wasn’t always pretty, but the Buffalo Sabres pulled away from the Philadelphia Flyers and won 5-2 today at First Niagara Center. Thomas Vanek was in on every goal, scoring 2 of them, and Steve Ott scored in his first game. Tyler Myers and Cody Hodgson had the other tallies.
It felt like Buffalo [...]
The Sabres can no longer make the playoffs, and have one more meaningless game. In the short term, I was ticked about it last night, but today, not so much. It was a very difficult season in many ways, with injuries, underachievement, and media sniping. The highs were really high, and the lows were rock-bottom. We saw [...]
I’ll admit it, I quit watching this game after the second period, listening to it in the background. I picked it back up partway through the third, just in time to see Stafford tie it. This game went from an easy win for Buffalo after the first, even if they give up that late [...]
The Flyers visit the Sabres tonight, for a 7:30pm Versus game. Ilya Bryzgalov gets the start for Philly, and I haven’t been following Twitter closely today, but I’m assuming there’s been at least three snide weather/city remarks by Philly beat reporters. I haven’t seen any lines/practice notes for Buffalo today but with the way [...]
Hmm, so not only do we have former Flyer Ville Leino centering the first line, but Roy is at the point on the power play, with Gragnani out of the equation. Might we get a Mike Weber sighting? Lindy wouldn’t say, but it wouldn’t be a huge surprise. The Flyers come in without Danny Briere [...]
In the end, the Sabres went higher-risk/high reward by picking Ville Leino over Brad Richards. Can Leino be a center again? He was very good in limited faceoff duty last year. He played the position until he was 23, so we have to hope it’s like riding a bike. Ville has to be happy [...]
Well, this had to be one of the most interesting Sabres seasons in recent memory. Buffalo started the season with a whimper, losing at a pace that had more of us thinking draft lottery than playoffs. The first hints of Terry Pegula gave a vague hope for the future, but we didn’t know anything [...]
Hey, I thought the title was appropriate with all the ‘mass murder’ and ‘getting away with murder’ comments going on…We’ve got the first game seven of the Stanley Cup playoffs coming up, after Buffalo came up short in game six. I didn’t get to watch game five or six, being on the road or [...]
Collecting my thoughts on the game, but I need to address this. I was there last night, heard the cheers and the boos. I’d like to offer an explanation for the latter, which may not be true for all who participated but I think it will cover most.
I think the seeds of it [...]
I will be attending tonight’s game (and possibly some of the Party in the Plaza) so if anyone wants to meet up, let me know.
A lot of noise is being made about the fact that Buffalo has never rallied from being down 2 games to 1 in a playoff series. I am not [...]