Mar 27, 2013; Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers center Tomas Kopecky (82) is checked along the boards by Buffalo Sabres left wing Marcus Foligno (82) in the third period at the BB

Sabres – Panthers: Fan Chatter!


Whoo-hoo!

The Buffalo Sabres are set to actually play some hockey tonight, so I am super pumped up.  There’s nothing like having a game yanked away from you to make you say, “Hey – give me that back!”

Tonight’s battle is practically guaranteed to be either an entertaining match-up between two evenly-matched foes, or a terrible snooze-fest in which two cellar-dwelling teams fail to score and make you wish you were watching soccer.   I’m hoping for the former, but will have pillows at the ready in case it’s actually the latter!

The good news for the Sabres (aside from the fact that they FINALLY hired a GM, and a seemingly competent one at that) is that the team is riding a five-game home winning streak heading into this game.  In my podcast, I had predicted that the Carolina Hurricanes would end that streak, but I also picked Buffalo to beat the Panthers.  However, with Jhonas Enroth in goal, not Ryan Miller, and with Buffalo hit hard with injuries and the Tyler Myers suspension, can Buffalo stretch the streak to six?

I’m assigning point values tonight -let’s see who wins!  Get in, get talking , and keep me entertained tonight!

Questions to consider:

1. I’m setting the over/under number at four – will there be more than four total goals scored in the game tonight, or less?  (3 points)

2. Who scores first tonight?  Pick the team, and the player? (2 points for picking the team, 4 if you get the player)

3. Final score, and who wins?  (2 points for picking the winning team, 5 points to whoever is closest to the correct score)

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  • Caitlin Campbell

    I like this point system.
    Over/under of goals is 3
    Panthers score first
    Sabres fall 2-1

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      CC ties me with 10 points!

      • Jes

        Boooooo!!!! You guys are the Bruins to my Sabres!!!

      • Caitlin Campbell

        Did I win!?

        • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

          No, tie goes to the author! Ba ha ha! :)

          Just kidding – we each had ten, since we picked the over/under (3) the winner (2) and nailed the final score (5). I’m going to keep track of the standings – I’m tempted to hand out a Fansided t-shirt when this is all said and done!!!

          • Caitlin Campbell

            Tie goes to the author hahahah how about tie goes to the kid ;)
            Do it Do it!

  • Jes

    Sabres win 3-2

    1. There will be 5 goals tonight in total.
    2. Sabres score first.
    3. Sabres win 3-2.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      No points for you, buddy!

      • JHizzle75

        2 point for Jes. Read your own rules

        • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

          Seriously – where was my brain 20 minutes ago?!?

          • Jes

            Was I an even 0?

          • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

            No, you got 2. My math sucked until I actually turned on my brain.

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    I’m going under four goals; Panthers will score first, say by Barkov; Panthers win 2-1.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      I nailed the over under, winning team AND final score: 10 points!

    • JHizzle75

      Good job. I’d be more impressed if you predicted a shoot out, but still pretty good Rich. I look forward to your next podcast ;)

  • wolfdoctor

    Under. 2-0 Sabres. Ennis and Myers score.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      3 points, since you hit the over/under!

      • JHizzle75

        Obviously if he predicted 2-0 Sabres then the Sabres scored first
        2 more points for WolfDoctor!
        Quit cheating Rich! Lol

        • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

          Yeah, I’m fixing my miscues.

  • JHizzle75

    1. Six goals tonight
    2. Buffalo scores first on an Ennis goal
    3. 4-2 final for Buffalo
    By the way, Rich, you can’t have an even number for the over/under. What if the score is 3-1 ? It should be 4.5 or something like that.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      You’re right – I’ll consider the over/under 4.5 I don’t need any pushes – this ain’t Vegas!!!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      And no extra points for you. Matter of fact, I should dock you ten for telling me I sound like a young girl! lol

      • JHizzle75

        Awww, Rich. Don’t be salty about that…it was all in good fun. You know who holds grudges? 13 year old girls ! Ha ha ha !

        • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

          You, sir, are a dirty rat!!

          • JHizzle75

            I appreciate the “sir”. Lol

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      You got shut out of the point game tonight, sorry!

      • JHizzle75

        So I’m a negative 10????

        • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

          Damn straight. ;)

      • JHizzle75

        I believe you said 2 points for picking the team that scores first.
        Are you changing the rules…again?

        • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

          Nay. I’m just dumb.

  • Labbatt

    1. Over With 5 Goals
    2. omark Gets The First One Tonight
    3. 3-2 sabres

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Omark, eh? Interesting!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Sorry, Labbatt: no points for you tonight!

      • JHizzle75

        2 points for Labbat, Rich

        • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

          You’re right – first goal. Corrected!

      • Labbatt

        omark Looked Good Tonigh

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    0-0 shootout, here we come!

  • JHizzle75

    A friend of mine just texted me. He says twitter is abuzz with rumours of Enroth for Sam Gagner????? Anyone else hear this ?

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      I’ve been on Twitter during the game and saw nothing about that. Hmm . . . .

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    Sorry for the confusion – first time doing the points and I mucked it up a bit, by JHizzle straightened me out.