What better way to start the Month of December off than with an all out ass kicking victory like the Buffalo Sabres put on the Columbus Blue Jackets. Speaking of the Month of December, don’t forget to update your background screen, the guys over at Sabres Hockey Central have not failed, with another great monthly background, this one featuring Jordan Leopold. And while your there, stick around a while and check out there site, I can remember back when Kevin started the site, and it has done nothing but impress since it opened. Kudos to him and his staff over there.
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Ok, business aside, the Buffalo Sabres gave the business end of a hockey stick to the BJs last night, dominating much of the game – offensively, defensively, and with fists. Hopefully they didn’t blow their proverbial hockey wads on the BJs – because they face the Ottawa Senators tonight.
This is the third meeting between the Northeast Division foes, and the points are even more important. While over the past few years Ottawa and Buffalo have been battling for the top spot in the NorthEast, Buffalo sits in 11th, and Ottawa sits in 10th in the Eastern Conference, so both teams will be looking for two points so that they can climb into the top eight.
The Buffalo Sabres will need another effort like last night in order to win their second game of December.
It was the whole package, coach Lindy Ruff said. It might be as good a game as we played.
That is not really a good sign given that we are two full months into the season, but we still have some room for saving the season.
The Buffalo Sabres are facing an Ottawa team struggling just as bad as they are, having lost eight of their last eleven, and unable to score much at all during that stretch.
Despite being inconsistent and injured in the beginning of the season, Ryan Miller is coming back to form – having won three of his last four, and increasing his save percentage. A slow start and a better finish might be a better recipe for success for this team.
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