As Dan pointed out the Buffalo Sabres have never won a game seven. Not the type of odds you want to take into a game seven against the Philadelphia Flyers. The good news is the Sabres are 2-1 in Philly during these playoffs.
I have to agree with Dan, despite not seeing the hit, if Richards got two minutes, as much as it would help the Buffalo Sabres cause – if the hit was what it was, he has spelled his two minutes.
As a result of the hit, Connolly is out with an “upper body injury” which means he probably has another concussion. Tim Connolly has likely played the last game he will every play in a Buffalo Sabres uniform, if in the league. It may be a very large gamble for any NHL team to sign him to any sort of contract.
As the guys who can play center continues to dwindle between injuries and Boyes switch back to the wing because he hasn’t produced, a blessing in disguise is on it’s way. Derek Roy is near 100% and will most likely skate in Tuesday’s Game 7 contest. While the Buffalo Sabres have been carried at times this post season by the mini-me twins, Tyler Ennis and Nathan Gerbe; getting little Derek Roy back could be a good thing; if he can come back and play with an intensity this team will need.
Can we put together an Ennis-Roy-Gerbe line and call them the Lollipop Guild?