Apr 5, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres fans move a flag around the center before the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Ottawa Senators at the First Niagara Center. Sabres beat the Senators 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres vs. Ottawa Senators: Fan Prediction Thread

Dearest Buffalo Sabres fans: a few words of advice.

We’re all in this together.

Whether we are optimistic about the future of the Sabres, hopelessly on the fence, or pessimistic to the point where every new development launches us into a tirade about how terrible the organization is, we all bleed the blue and the gold.

(I almost typed “bleed the bleu and gold,” which would be an interesting development!  Wings, anyone?)

Because of our common ground, I thought I would start new game day tradition here at Sabre Noise: the fan prediction thread.  Here’s how it works.

Every game day, I will create a new thread in which you can post your predictions for the game.  I will offer some suggestions of my own, based on the opponent and the recent results of other Buffalo Sabres’ games, and if you want to share your predictions based on my questions, great!  However, if you simply want to prognosticate about the game in general, that’s okay, too!

The purpose of this thread is simple: bring all of the fans of the Buffalo Sabres together and allow us all to have a forum as fans with a common ground.   We’re not always going to agree with each other’s predictions, but this will give us a good place to share our opinions and generate lots of discussion.  All I ask is that you respect the opinions presented in here and try to engage in civil discussion!

Questions for tonight’s Senators-Sabres game:

1. Will the Sabres break through on the power play?  If so, which player breaks the curse?

2. Who gets the start tonight: Miller, or Enroth?

3. Who wins, and what will the final score be?

Again, you can share any prediction you want, so go nuts on the comments section!  This thread only works if fans participate, so what are you waiting for – start typing!


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  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    Like I said in my podcast, I expect the Sabres to ride the crowd’s energy to a win tonight, 3-2. However, I am far less optimistic on their chances of scoring on the power play, since I doubt the Senators will give them seven, Another doughnut on the PP tonight, folks.

    • Kevin

      What really needs to be done Rich is blocking Anderson’s vision all night. We can’t leave him wide open to see the puck clearly all night long. Even more so on the PP.

  • Timothy Redinger

    Buffalo will need to ride the crowds energy – and hope that Ottawa doesn’t give them the respect based on last season’s constant victories against the Sabres – if they are already looking to tomorrows game in Toronto – we need to capitalize on that.

  • Caitlin Campbell

    We all know it will be a packed arena for the home opener but the question is which type of fans show up? Will the icky Sens fans outweigh the ones in blue and gold? The Sabres fans that are at the game need to be loud and cheer a ton tonight, if they can be loud and positive the team can ride the energy. If it’s a silent arena it won’t be good for the youngsters.
    I expect Miller back between the pipes and the Sabres take it 2-1 to make a solid impression for the fans. If Anderson is in the other net they’ll need to capitalize early and maximise what they can get

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Nice point on the crowd make-up; Sabres fans need to be numerous, and LOUD.

  • Dano

    1. Will the Sabres break through on the power play? If so, which player breaks the curse?

    - I would say its 50/50 and I will go with ‘ yes ‘. Who will do it? Ehrhoff.

    2. Who gets the start tonight: Miller, or Enroth?

    - I would rotate in Enroth. Do a game by game rotation.

    3. Who wins, and what will the final score be?

    2-1 Ottawa.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      I agree that Enroth should get more starts this year, and tonight is a good night, given that they play Pittsburgh tomorrow. Nice!

  • davidmuscalo

    The Sabres will give it their all tonight. Their only goal will come on the power play and Enroth will give up four goals to the overwhelming Senators attack. I see Enroth playing often this season as management tries to trade Miller. It is obvious to me and at the same time unfortunate that Enroth will soon be our starting goalie. That wasn’t the old Ryan Miller in Detroit Wednesday night; that was the new, I am looking for a home, Ryan Miller.