The Buffalo Sabres made it back to .500! But Buffalo isn’t the only team struggling pushing for a playoff spot. Division foes Toronto and Ottawa are 3 points behind the Sabres while Florida sits one point shy of unseating 10th spot Buffalo. Carolina still remains locked into the 9th spot with 48 points and the surprising “Hotlanta” Thrashers hold the final playoff spot with 51 points. Look on the bright side: at least were not the Devils!
Headlines From Across the InterWebs
McCormick hits personal milestones (Buffalonews.com) BUFFALO – One of these nights, Cody McCormick will cash in and post what’s dubbed a “Gordie Howe hat trick.” The Buffalo Sabres, meanwhile, are getting big dividends from the major bargain on their roster.
SLY NOTES: BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND (Sabres.com) – I’m back by popular demand. That really means Scott out web guru said, “Hey Sylvester, it’s been forever since you’ve done a blog.” He’s right, but I have the World Jr’s, Christmas, and the West Coast trip as good excuses. Anyway, here we go…..
Portland Pirates Today (pressherald.com) – Game Preview between the Portland Pirates vs Tim Kennedy and the Connecticut Whale.
Around the Rink
Missed Calls Leave Players, Coaches Fuming (http://slapshot.blogs.nytimes.com) – Some N.H.L. players and fans are asking a familiar refrain today, namely, “Can I Get a Witness?”
Ranking the NHL’s six divisions (ESPN.com) – Our power rankings generate much debate every Monday, so I figured why not bring it to the next level?
NHL’s major penalty leaders, and why Penguins are one of them (Yahoo.com) – During that third period fight-fest between the St. Louis Blues and the Anaheim Ducks two days ago, a graphic flashed on the screen noting that these were two of the NHL’s leading teams when it came to major penalties.
Bubble Bursts at Day 39 (http://thecanuckway.com) – It was bound to happen at some point. Everyone knew that. Since December 5, 2010, the Canucks had not lost a game in regulation, until Thursday night in Madison Square Gardens.
Swear cut: hair transplant patient has obscenity etched into scalp (http://swns.com/) – Fuming Darren Hope, 40, walked around with the swear word on his head for a staggering 19 YEARS before a pal spotted it during a cricket match.