It is amazing how refreshing it can be to have a serious few days off of work to reset the body and mind.
Tonight the Buffalo Sabres will end the month of November with a home and away game against their Northeast Division foes in a set of mirror imaged contests from the first weekend of November. Tonight they face the Toronto Maple Leafs in Buffalo, and tomorrow night they face the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal. The first round of games resulted in a spit, with the Sabres losing to Montreal at home, and then beating Toronto – the Sabres need a two game streak to close out the Month of November. With Ryan Miller back in net, it shouldn’t be too hard – and one would think he would start both games given the amount of time he has had off.
Another split between these two teams will leave the Sabres at .500 for the month of November; a marked increase from October where they left the ice a miserable 3-7-2, but far from the record they need to climb in the standings.
There are many problems as to why the Sabres are outside of the top eight playoff teams, starting from the goal crease, moving up to the blue line, and in the offensive core.
The Toronto Maple Leafs come into tonight’s game looking to end a win-less streak away from the Air Canada Center that goes back to mid October – Toronto stands at 2-5-1 on the road. They hope to get a spark out of playing a Buffalo Sabres team that has struggled at home, 3-8-1.
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