December 19, 2013: Bruins vs. Sabres
To be honest, December didn’t wow me with a bunch of must-see games. The Bruins-Sabres game wins by default because of the rivalry these teams have developed, and because it’s another game within the division. The rest of the home games for the holiday season, however, could very well be the hockey equivalent of coal in your stocking, as the playoffs-challenged Flames, Jets, and Coyotes all visit Buffalo during the month, along with the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals, both of whom looked pretty terrible in the playoffs last year and will be lucky to qualify in 2013-2014 (in my opinion). Blech – get me to 2014, stat!