Buffalo Sabres – Philadelphia Flyers: Pick ‘Em!

Game on, Buffalo Sabres fans!

Nov 21, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Buffalo Sabres left wing John Scott (32) and left wing Matt Moulson (26) mixes it up with Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Mark Streit (32) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Sabres, 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Now that I have instituted a point system, game nights have become way more interesting.  Sure, I love to watch the Sabres play, but I also enjoy the thrill I get when I find myself scoring more points than, say, Jhizzle 75, because my picks were clearly spot-on, and his were . . . not so much!   Yes, I enjoy a healthy dose of competition, so let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work on tonight’s picks!

Tonight’s game is an interesting one, simply because both of these teams started the year in horrible fashion, but the Flyers have managed to turn things around, as opposed to the Sabres, who still, uh, are terrible.  But I mean that in a good way!

The Flyers have played their way into 7th place in the Eastern Conference, and they have a lot of late-game magic in them, having scored 45 third-period goals this year.  However, their offense is still only ranked 18th in the NHL, and they are about to run into a red-hot Ryan Miller, who has a save percentage of .950 over his last ten games, the best ten-game stretch of his career.

Interesting, indeed.  Let’s see what my questions to consider are for the match-up:

1. What will be the total number of goals scored tonight by the two teams combined?  (5 pts. for closest pick)  Sorry if that was redundant, but I want to make everyone knows what they are picking!

2. The home team has won the last six meetings between these two teams.  Keep that in mind as you pick tonight’s winner!  (3 pts.)

3. Ville Leino still has yet to score a damn goal!  How many points will he notch against his former team tonight?  (4 pts. for closest pick)

4. Who scores first -team (3 pts.) and player (6 pts.)

All right – let’s see who gets it done tonight!  So far, CC and Jes are tied with me at 1 win apiece.  Will someone else join us at the top tonight, or will one of us stretch our lead?   Go!

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  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    Total goals scored: 4
    Winner: Sabres
    Leino: 1 point
    First goal scored: Buffalo, Moulson

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Holy crap, all I got was the 3 points for picking the first team to score!

      • Caitlin Campbell

        what is wrong with us last night? We gotta step up tonight

  • Jes

    Sabres win 2-1 (What else?)

    1. 3 goals in total tonight
    2. Sabres win
    3. 0 Points for Leino
    4. The Flyers score first with Simmonds getting the first one

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      4 points for picking Leino’s points total!

  • Labbatt

    1. 5 Goals Tonight
    2. Sabres Win
    3. Come On It’s Ville, 0 PointsTonight
    4. Ehrhoff Gets The first One Tonight

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Four points for hitting Leino’s points total on the head, 3 points for picking Buffalo to score first = 7 tonight!

  • JHizzle75

    I’m taking the high road on your opening statements as I refuse to get into a battle of wits with an unarmed man ;)
    1. 7 goals total
    2. Buffalo wins
    3. Leino gets 2 points
    4. Buffalo scores first- Ott
    Buffalo wins 4-3

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Oh no you didn’t! :0

      • JHizzle75

        Sure did! Are you smelling what I’m stepping in ? Lol

    • JHizzle75

      I got 8 points. Just thought I would tell you before you get it wrong ;)

      • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

        Ha ha ha! Dammit!!!!!

  • Andrew

    Final 3-2 Flyers.

    Simmonds scores first. Leino gets an assist on an Omark goal.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Three points for picking the game winning-team!

  • wolfdoctor

    3-2 Buffalo. Buffalo and Hodgson score first. Leino – one assist.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Boom! Nailed the first score pick!

      • wolfdoctor

        Great. I guess a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

    • JHizzle75

      WolfDoctor wins ! 9 points! Well done

      • wolfdoctor

        Thank you.

      • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

        Still don’t trust me with the math, eh? :)

  • Caitlin Campbell

    Final 3-2 tonight going to go with a Flyers win- although Sabres have dominated at home

    1. 5 goals tonight

    2. Flyers

    3. I think Leino may have 1 point tonight but still no goals for the man- he can’t score against his former team now that just wouldn’t be right lol

    4. Flyers score first with COUTURIER

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +3 points for picking tonight’s winning team!

      • Caitlin Campbell

        I think we’re still tied at 18 points a piece -_- #EditorBattle

  • Kevin

    Since the Sabres usually reek on national TV. I am going with the Flyers. I will say 4-1 with Pierre MaGurie having a man crush on Giroux. And let me guess that buffoon Milbury says something about Scott during the intermission. How’s that for over/under?

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +3 for picking the Flyers to win.