Sabres Gamenight: Detroit Red Wings

buffalo_sabres_1993detroit_red_wings_1995Minus the two games in Europe, tonight will mark the first time this season the Detroit Red Wings will play a road game.  Buffalo however, has been far from hostile ground for the dominant Red Wings.

Detroit has won 15 of the last 18 meetings between these two teams.  And the biggest question I have regarding the Sabres tonight, is how much longer they will be able to ride the Miller train until the wheels come flying off.

Miller is among the top five goaltenders in the league in goals against and save percentage, and he has to be to keep this team competitive in games, with a sputtering offense that is taking plenty of shots, but not converting many chances.

It’s only going to be a matter of time before the Sabres find an open net, and they really need a big offensive explosion in order to get the offense soaring.

Watching the Calgary vs Chicago game last night – I love the way the NHL is headed high scoring – aggressive play.  The Sabres have the aggressive down, but if it comes to a gun battle like last nights Western Conference battle, the Sabres right now will be on the short end of the stick.  If Miller gets chased from the net – can Lalime be trusted to help the Sabres climb back into a game?

Let’s hope that Ryan Miller can continue his Olympic caliber play tonight.

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