Listen up, Buffalo Sabres fans:
If last night’s tilt against the Torotno Maple Leafs doesn’t get you excited about the regular season – a wild affair that saw 74 shots fired on goal, 19 penalties
assessed, and fifteen rounds of shootout madness! – well then, you’re either
a. a zombie;
b. a ghost who is somehow reading this from beyond the grave; or
c. Kristen Stewart, the most lifeless human being on planet earth.
For the rest of us who have actual blood pumping through our veins, the crazy affair that went down in Buffalo not only makes tonight’s game in Toronto intriguing, it makes the wait that Sabres fans have to endure to see these two teams square off when it really matters seem interminable. (The Sabres and Leafs don’t meet in the regular season until November 16th.)
Anyone in the NHL want tweak the schedule? Pretty please?
In case you don’t remember, the Sabres and the Leafs battled four times last season, with the Sabres getting the slight edge with a 2-1-1 record. The largest margin of victory in any game? Two goals. The number of overtime games? Two. A closely-contested series, indeed.
So – does Saturday night’s preseason match-up suggest that we may as well use a coin toss to predict the winners of the five games these two teams play against each other in 2013-2014? Will the Buffalo Sabres turn the tables and win the season series? Or will the Leafs continue their dominance in the W column by coming out on top far more often than the boys in blue and gold? Vote, and explain below!