The Buffalo Sabres begin a three-game, West Coast road trip tonight by swimming with sharks – the San Jose Sharks, that is.
How brave of them! And utterly stupid!
Don’t the Sabres know that the Sharks are one of the best teams in the NHL, having only lost 1 game in 14 tries?
No matter – you can’t cancel NHL games due to a disparity in talent, last I checked, so the Sabres need to show up tonight ready to play. This will be the toughest match the Sabres have had so far, as San Jose puts up close to four goals a night – best in the NHL. To make matters worse, the Sharks allow a tad under two goals per contest – second best in the NHL.
They score. They defend. The Sabres don’t do much of either, currently.
So who plans on staying up to watch this baby?
All right, all right – snap out of it! We all know this game will be a challenge, but we’re fans and it will be fun to see how the future of the franchise handles adversity. Who knows – the Sabres might catch the Sharks with their pants down and skates off! Go Sabres!
Questions to consider:
1. Can Matt Moulson and Cody Hodgson combine for at least two goals tonight?
2. Who on the Sabres winds up with a positive +/-?
3. How many times will the red light go on for the Sharks?
Lemme hear you, Sabre Noise readers!