Buffalo Sabres fans, I come bearing good news!
Prior to puck drop tonight in the Sabres’ game against the Ottawa Senators, it would appear that Buffalo actually has a .009% of making the playoffs this season. We’re not out of this yet!
Okay: in all seriousness, the Buffalo Sabres have the first game in a home-and-home with the Ottawa Senators tonight. The last time these two teams met, we were all treated to an electrifying game in which Ryan Miller and Craig Anderson combined to stop 80 out of the 81 shots that were fired, with Ottawa escaping the 716 with a 1-0 lead. Since then, Anderson has become far less of the imposing figure he was last season: his 3.40 GAA and .895 save percentage are worse than Miller’s numbers, and Miller is on the worst team in the NHL! Sadly, though, Anderson will not be in goal tonight; instead, his backup Robin Lehner will be, and is numbers are better than Anderson’s. Of course, Lehner has also lost four straight starts. But this is the Buffalo Sabres’ offense we’re talking about here; I doubt Lehner lost a ton of sleep last night.
Questions to consider:
1. Tyler Ennis has scored in consecutive games. Does he get one tonight?
2. Cody Hodgson has been moved down to the third line – how does he respond?
3. Final score?
Help me make the most of this game – get yer chatter on and head to the comments section below! As always, you can also feel free to fire me your thoughts on Twitter @theamazingMrS!