Ryan Miller allowed a season high three goals tonight. There were times when the Sabres looked a little flat. But all in all, WOW is probably the best word on the night.
After the first period, the Sabres had fans in the arena a buzz – with a goal, a penalty shot goal. and a fight all in the first twenty minutes. Oh, and did I mention the goal came off the stick of top prospect and rookie Tyler Myers – yeah, and he added an assist later.
The Sabres offense has now combined for twelve goals across two games, which is impressive seeing as they had trouble finding the net for the first several games.
I was wrong when I wrote earlier today that I was expecting a Sabres loss tonight, and they proved me wrong in a great fashion. I am still a little leary about tomorrow nights game, especially as it will probably come with Lalime in net.
This week has reminded me a joke I heard in a bar one night:
What do the Bills and Sabres have in common?
———Neither one of them can score seven points.
From the Bills perspective…well that one doesn’t need any explaining.
Six different Sabres found the net tonight, Myers, MacArthur, Hecht, Pominville, Connolly, and Kaleta. I don’t think anyone was worried that Thomas Vanek wasn’t in uniform tonight.
The offensive spark really overshadowed a lousy effort on the defensive game tonight. Several times they let the Islanders back into the game with a little life.
The Sabres will face Atlanta tomorrow night, and the game will feature the return of Maxim Afinogenov. Atlanta is coming off a 4-2 win over New Jersey tonight.
The Sabres did get a scare as it appeared that Ryan Miller was a little slow in getting up after getting interfered with in the crease. Nothing more than a little winded, Miller finished the game.
The last two performances deserve a little audio props from the fans, so here is my little winning tribute:
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