Nov 7, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Minnesota Wild center Zenon Konopka (28) stands on the ice against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres vs. New Jersey Devils: Fan Chatter!

Buffalo Sabres fans, either hell has frozen over, or the New Jersey Devils are visiting the winter wonderland that we all know and love as the 716.

For the past few days, at least, it certainly DID feel as if the underworld had frozen over – I really enjoyed those -25 wind chills!   Now, however, it would appear that the bitter weather has passed, making the trek to the First Niagara Center much more bearable for tonight’s match-up.

What might not be bearable is the game itself, as this game throws two of the worst offenses in the NHL together and dares you to watch.  The Sabres, as we all know, actually are the worst offense in the league, scoring at the snooze-inducing pace of 1.63 goals per game.  New Jersey owns the 24th-ranked offense in the NHL, but at least their 2.38 goals per game actually means you can count on the Devils to put two in the net on any given night.

Of course, the Sabres just acquired forward Zenon Konopka off of waivers, which I’m sure will boost their offense – right?


Questions to consider:

1.  How many points will Konopka tally tonight?  Ha ha ha!  Just kidding!  Matt Moulson leads all Sabres in points (6-5-11) against the Devils – pick how many points he gets tonight.

2. With Ville Leino out, Johan Larsson now becomes the target of my guidance and support.  What’s his +/- tonight (or if you are feeling really advanced, predict his Corsi % within 5 points).

3. Final score?

You know the drill – talk at me, people!  Go Sabres!

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