Good morning Buffalo Sabres fans, how did you sleep after another tough loss by the boys in blue and gold? For the second straight game they scored 3 goals but just couldn’t manage to keep the puck out of their own net, but they did drag out a point. It’s odd, when the Sabres don’t score both Ryan Miller and Jhonas Enroth are like brick walls but when they get the goal support their
walls seem to develop small little cracks.
Anyways, after last night’s loss the Buffalo Sabres are now off until Saturday night so you can take the next couple of nights to watch some real hockey as other teams play while the Sabres rest up for a big tilt on Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
Make sure you keep checking back here for all the latest Buffalo Sabres news, just because the Sabres don’t play doesn’t mean we’re not writing. Let’s dive into today’s Daily Dashboard.
Ryan Miller is finally getting some recognition for his strong play between the pipes on the 30th ranked team as he has been “nothing short of brilliant.” His shootout last night was definitely not brilliant by any means, but he has to be tired from carrying the Buffalo Sabres as of late no? Did you know that despite backstopping the 30th ranked team Miller’s save percentage ranks him 5th amongst goaltenders? [Sports Net]
There is little to look forward to as the season progress towards the playoffs when cheering for a 30th ranked NHL team, so for fans of the Buffalo Sabres the draft can not come quick enough. Here’s a quick look at the Sabres draft options for 2014. [Bleacher Report]
Cue the conspiracy theorists; Did Matt Moulson really score last night against James Reimer? His shot appears to have hit both posts and bounced out, but there is some evidence of the twine moving which would indicate the puck went it. Not helping his case Moulson didn’t believe he scored either. [Puck Daddy]
Notice how few teams- aside from the Buffalo Sabres- use the old dump and chase technique anymore? Well apparently advanced stats have claimed their first fatality- the dump and chase. [Sports Illustrated]
The CHL top prospect game was played last night in Calgary with Aaron Ekblad captaining team Orr and Sam Reinhart wearing the “C” for team Cherry. Ekblad had 2 assists on the night as his team came out on top while Reinhart netted a goal and an assist in the loss. [NHL]
The latest 30 thoughts is up and there are some points on the Sabres and Tim Murray. [CBC HNIC]