Finally, the real start of the season. Despite counting in the standings, the early starts and the neutral sites made it seem like the Buffalo Sabres first two tilts against western conference foes were mere exhibitions.
Tonight the Carolina Hurricanes come into town.
Not only are we looking tonight at the home opener against Carolina, but we have had a week off to get use to the North American time zones again. A surging offense, solid defense, and quality goaltending are going to make the Sabres a formidable opponent for any team on any given night this year.
The ‘Canes come into tonight on the start of a four game road trip, and their last game was a win over the Boston Bruins.
Puck drop is 7:30. It begins.
Tonight is also the first that counts towards the bet between me and Kristina from Cardiac Cane. Hopefully the Buffalo Sabres can start off and be 3-0 on the season, and 1-0 for me against Kristina.