Don’t look now, Sabre Noise readers, but your Buffalo Sabres are on a hot streak!
Well . . . by hot, I mean “The Sabres won a game,” and by streak I mean, “They didn’t lose a game.” It’s all based on your perspective, folks!
Still! The Sabres began what could have been an absolutely brutal three-game West Coast trip with a win over the extremely talented San Jose Sharks, and are looking to build off of that hard-fought victory tonight when they face the Los Angeles Kings.
The Kings appear to be continuing the “We’ll care once it’s gets close to the postseason” approach that they adopted last season. LA ranks right round the middle of the pack when it comes to points, goals scored per game, and goals allowed per game, and have been getting shockingly-human results from goaltender Jonathan Quick. Quick’s GAA of 2.68 is bad enough, but his save percentage of .896? Eww. Quick has played so “poorly” of late that Sports Illustrated now has him ranked third in their Olympic goalie rankings for Team USA – behind Jimmy Howard and Buffalo’s own Ryan Miller.
Ouch! Wonder if that will be motivating Quick to step up his game tonight.
Questions to consider:
1. Can Jhonas Enroth pick up his second win of the season tonight?
2. Matt Moulson needs two points tonight to match his best 10-game run (15 points from December 31, 2011 to January 19, 2012). Will he get those two points?
3. Henrik Tallinder has scored goals in each of the past two games – can he complete the hat trick of sorts by putting on in tonight?
Come on – I want to hear your thoughts! Let’s get the party started down there, and go Sabres!!!