Focus, Buffalo Sabres fans, focus!
Today is a game day, so release all of the discontent that has built up in your systems so far and take comfort in the fact that today is a brand new day.
And the Florida Panthers are a pretty terrible team.
That’s right – the Sabres are in the Sunshine state tonight, playing the first of back-to-back games against teams who failed to make the playoffs last year, too.
Buffalo may have the worst record in the NHL right about now, but the Florida Panthers are . . . well, they are the Florida Panthers, owners of a 3-6-1 record a measly 2.1 goals per game offense, and a generous defense that allows 3.4 goals per game. Rejoice! Them’s favorable numbers, Sabres fans.
For some reason, Buffalo struggled against the Panthers last season, but desperate times call for people trying to keep their jobs, and you have to think – you have to! – that the Sabres are going to scratch, crawl, and fight to do whatever it takes to eke out a win tonight.
Questions to consider:
1. How many goals do the Sabres put up against a fairly porous defense?
2. Who wins the shots-on-goal tally for period one, the Sabres or the Panthers?
3. Anyone score their goal of the season tonight?
Hop right in and let the fur, and the fun, start flying! GO SABRES!!!!!!!!!!!