Rout was on the menu in the NHL last night, and the Sabres wanted their piece of the pie, running up a 7-2 score against the Phenonix Coyotes.
While the Sabres are getting used to playing in less than capacity arenas over the last three games, last night had to feel a little like a home game, as scores of hats littered the ice when Pominville put three (ok – it was only two but the people at the arena didn’t know that) in the net, the chants of 1..2…3…4…5…6….7…we want 8 were heard loud and clear over the broadcast – and there were more blue and gold jerseys and signs in the arena than desert dogs.
All Pheonix had to do was come out hitting hard, the problem was, they couldn’t catch the Sabres.
The Sabres improved to 8-0-1 against the Western Conference, 7-0-1 at home, and 1-0 on the road. The Sabres look to continue that streak tonight in Anaheim, a 10:05 (holy late batman) start.
Patrick Lalime will be in net tonight, seeking his 200th win. He almost had that in Buffalo the other night against Colorado, before an extended shootout ended his bid. Anaheim has not been up to their Stanley Cup winning caliber, but they are playing well at home.
The Sabres robbed Tippit of win number 300 last night, hopefully the Sabres can enjoy that celebration.