Nov 27, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Alexander Sulzer (52) takes down Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) in front of goalie Ryan Miller (30) during the third period at First Niagara Center. Canadiens beat the Sabres 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Sabres – Canadiens: Fan Chatter


Remember a few days ago, when I shared the fact that I had barely been able to watch hockey during the Sabres four-game hiatus, and that I was excited to

see the Buffalo play the New York Rangers on Thursday night?

Well, I’m ready for another break again!

Just kidding . . . sort of.

The Sabres are in Montreal tonight to square off against the Canadiens, and it goes without saying that the Sabres have a tough task on their hands if their goal is tow win a game tonight.  Montreal currently has an 18-9-3 record and 39 points, 8th-best in the NHL; meanwhile, at the rate the Sabres are going, they won’t hit 18 wins or 39 points by the end of the season.  I might be exaggerating a little – but just a little.  Even when the Sabre s play well, it is abundantly clear that they don’t have enough talent to win games in the NHL night in and night out.  Remain competitive, yes; win, not so much.

But we here at Sabre Noise will not be beaten down!  Personally, I strive to remain positive even if the Sabres are destined to complete the worst seasoon in the NHL history!  Let’s discuss:

1. Uh, anyone score for Buffalo tonight?

2. How long will I last before I either fall asleep or begin searching for anything remotely interesting to watch?  I mean, I almost watched The Sound of Music Thursday, for goodness sake!

Lemme hear ya!!!!!!!!!!

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  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    No one on the Sabres will score ever again. Okay, that’s not true, although it does feel like it quite often. I actually predict two goals tonight, from players with numbers on the back of their jerseys. However, I think Montreal goes for 4-5 this evening, only 3 of which I see, because once Montreal hits 3 I will almost certainly find a Christmas movie to veg out in front of!

  • Jes

    Sabres win 5-1

    1. Ennis will be the main contributor.

    2. I think you’ll last the whole game. Habs vs Sabres games are usually pretty good.

    Sound of Music? You for real Rich? Lol!!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      I did say “almost.” :) A Muppet Christmas Carol is what we decided to watch (I do have three kids, you know!).

      • Jes

        Ya I got a little one too. She’s addicted to the Emperors New Groove 2 Kronks New Groove

      • Andrew

        National Lampoons Christmas Vacation is the way to go, Rich.

        • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

          Well I’ll be on the lookout for that tonight!

  • Andrew

    I think the Sabres win by a goal tonight. Maybe 2-1 or 3-2.

    Goals by Hodgson and Stafford.

  • Caitlin Campbell

    Sabres fall 4-2 and Hodgson and Moulson put up points tonight at least…
    YOu should watch Elf if the Sabres become too boring, sadly I am stuck studying tonight

  • wolfdoctor

    3-1 Montreal. Leino scores to avert the shutout.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Starting to think Leino will never score again. Dramatic, right? :)

      • wolfdoctor

        It will really be a feather in my cap if Leino comes through. It will be like winning the lottery.

  • Mark Huss

    I am back to being optimistic tonight! Sabres win a barn-burner 4-3! Rich, you will forget that you ever even mentioned the Sound Of Music on a sports blog – in fact, you will even head to church tomorrow and confess that very sin! No prediction as to who scores – but I am sure it will come from multiple lines seeing as I predicted 4 goals for Buffalo. 10 minutes until puck drop!!!!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      But Mark – the hills were alive! The siren call was almost too tempting to resist! And my kid has a hockey game tomorrow, so no church for us!

  • Chris Sloane

    sabres outshoot the canadiens 5-4 in the first …baby steps…

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      True. And then give up a goal immediately in the second. It’s all good though – Ennis stepping up!

  • qwicwted

    Actually, I thought the game was pretty entertaining. Sabres kept it close and we finally saw a goal from Ennis. There was a lapse or two, but on the whole – what an improvement. Makes me wonder if Miller would have made a couple of saves that Enroth didn’t.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Yep – I made it through the whole thing!!! :D Very fun to watch.