The firsts and rarities keep on rolling in. Miller had a rough start (rare). Kaleta scored twice (first) and Kaleta scored a short handed goal (first Sabres’s shorty this season).
HOpefully Thomas Vanek, Tim Connolly, Drew Stafford, etc. were taking notes on that short handed breakaway – because it was a goal-scorers goal scored by a guy who has ten career goals, and five this year. When your getting offensive production like that it’s easy to overlook the fact that the Sabres don’t have all their offensive wheels clicking.
The question remains, whats going to happen when that type of scoring stops? The Sabres will find themselves in trouble.
With the Bruins losing in OT to the Islanders, and a Sabres win it puts them alone atop the Northeast, 2 points better than Boston, with a game in hand. A look around the division has a game in hand and four points over Ottawa, and three games and seven points over Montreal. Toronto – well who cares really?
If you want to have that optimistic feelings when you look at the standings, the Sabres have one and three games in hand on New Jersey and Pittsburgh respectively, and trail them by only five and six points out of the lead for the Eastern Conference.
Now 7-2 in their last 9 games, the Sabres have Montreal and Ottawa next week – a chance to really add to their division lead.
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