Oct 14, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth (1) during the third period against the Minnesota Wild at First Niagara Center. Wild beat the Sabres 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres vs. Anaheim Ducks: Fan Predictions Thread

The Buffalo Sabres host the Anaheim Ducks in the First Niagara Center tonight – no, don’t leave!  This game will be close, I swear!

Yes, I know: the Sabres have only won two games so far this season.  And yes, the Sabres are winless at home, having earned only one point in the FNC thanks to an overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.  And sure, Anaheim is second in the entire NHL with 21 points, only one point behind the Colorado Avalanche and the San Jose Sharks.  And did I mention that the Ducks rank among the top in the NHL in goals scored and goals against, and that the Sabres just placed fan favorite Patrick Kaleta on waivers today?

Come on – that’s the perfect recipe for success!  No one believes the Sabres can win this game!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Okay: so things look pretty bad for the Sabres.  But let’s be realistic: Buffalo is less concerned with winning games this season than it is with giving its players the chance to play, make mistakes, and learn from them as the season progresses.  For better or for worse, the Sabres have decided that winning games ranks right along with organizing their sock drawers this year.

Questions to consider:

1. Can anyone score for Buffalo against Anaheim?  Anyone at all?

2. Jhonas Enroth is in goal tonight – how does he do?  He’s played great so far this year; I hope he continues that trend.

3. Which rookie has the best game?

Let’s get some noise down there in the comments section, everyone!!!

Tags: Anaheim Ducks Buffalo Sabres

  • Jes

    Sabres win 4-1

    1. Moulson, Girgensons, Ehrhoff and Hodgson will get the goals tonight
    2. Enroth is going to play one hell of a game tonight. We’ll be outshot heavily.
    3. Girgensons will have the best game.


    Richard no more Shutout predictions in favor of Buffalo from you alright? Usually ends up pretty bad for us.;) lol

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Ha ha ha! But those are with Miller in goal! Pretty please? lol

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    Sabres lose 5-2. Sorry, but a blow out is practically inevitable. I do think Girgensons will have a solid game though, and Moulson picks up a goal.

    • [email protected]

      You were so very close with this prediction it is scary. Either way, you definitely called this one Richard.

      • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

        Had to make up for my terrible Rangers game prediction

  • Dano

    1.) Anyone can score. Bit of luck and some skill..
    2.) Enroth.. His numbers are going to ( Lets plagiarize C.C. here ) SUFFER SUFFER SUFFER tonight when the Ducks run the score up.
    3.) Which Rookie has the best game? Zadorov.

    Final score.. 6 or 7 to zilch ( they might squeak in 1 goal ). This is going to be a 1 sided beating. This has the potential to really show how too many of these rookies need more AHL time.

    The only thing in favor of Buffalo tonight is Selanne is out due to loosing some teeth last game ( no suspension even though it was a stick that took out his teeth ).

    • Caitlin Campbell

      Hey now I haven’t written about suffering in forever… I’m thinking positive!

      • Dano

        Im thinking.. by mid season.. You will have totally forgotten about ‘ suffering ‘ and go full on EMO! ;)

        • Caitlin Campbell

          considering I was really contemplating sleeping through tonight’s game you’re probably right. Sabres for the Cup in 2015

  • Caitlin Campbell

    Sabres lose 4-1 and Moulson gets the Sabres goal

  • Dano

    Damn.. I was close on that scoreboard! I knew the ducks would double-hat the score ( if not more ). Didnt think the Sabres would put the puck in the net but they did.. 3 times.