Oct 10, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky (17) and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jamie McBain (4) fight for position during the third period at First Niagara Center. Blue Jackets beat the Sabres 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres - Columbus Blue Jackets: Fan Picks!


Buffalo Sabres fans, I’m about to rock your world.

Sorry – don’t mean to sound cocky, but I am currently tied with reader wolfdocter for first place in our friendly game picks competition, and tonight, I am going to break away from the pack and claim first all to my lonesome.

Yep: I’m feeling that good about the picks I’m cooking up.  Of course, I probably shouldn’t be; after all, this is the first match-up of the year between the Sabres and the Columbus Blue Jackets, so there is no real way for me to know how things are going to turn out.

Columbus is a team on the rise, having gone 7-3-0 over the course of their last ten games.  Getting forward Nathan Horton and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky back in the lineup has had a definite impact on this team, who would prefer to build upon last year’s playoff near-miss and actually make it to the postseason this time.

Meanwhile, the Sabres have showed signs of life on offense, having scored three goals in back-to-back games.  Of course, Buffalo lost both of those . . . but somehow went 3-2-1 in a six-game streak that saw them score two or less goals.  Hmm.  More offense is a BAD thing for these Sabres?

Let’s see what we got!

Question to consider:

1. I’ll set the over/under for tonight’s game at 5.5.  Will the combined score by under 5, or over?  4 pts. for picking the over/under.

2. CoHo has been on a nice little tear since returning from the IR, having notched five points in three games.  How many points for Hodgson tonight?  4 pts. for picking the number of points, but 10 points if you can nail HOW he gets those points.

3. Final score?  3 points for picking the winning team; 5 points for being the closest to the final combined score; 10 points if you nail the score perfectly.

4.What the heck: which team gets the most penalties tonight?  4 points!

Come on in – the water’s fine!  Jump in the pool and see who wins tonight!!

Tags: Buffalo Sabres

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    I feel a tight one coming on tonight, so I’ll under 5.5 CoHo gets two points, both assists. The Sabres are going to lose 3-2, but Buffalo will win the penalty game!

    • JHizzle75

      3 points…. Booooooo

      • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

        Ha ha! That’s what I get for being so cocky . . . .

        • JHizzle75

          Better luck tonight sir!

  • Labbatt

    1. Over
    2. 1Assist To Mouslon On The PP
    3. 4-2 Columbus
    4. Buffalo

    • JHizzle75

      You mean Hodgson?

      • Labbatt

        Yes hodgson will have one assist to moulson on the pp.

        • JHizzle75

          Ha ha sorry my bad.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for the over/under, +14 for hitting CoHo’s point total and how he got it (aside from the Moulson part), and +8 for picking the winner and being closest to combined score! 26 points for you: winner, winner!

  • wolfdoctor

    Under. 1 assist for CoHo. Final score 2-1 Buffalo. Columbus with most penalties.

    • Jes

      I think I should start copying your picks wolfie, seeing you seem your on a Ducks type of a tear, hahaha.

      • wolfdoctor

        My 15 minutes of fame should be ending soon.

        • JHizzle75

          You still have about 4 hours of glory left!

          • wolfdoctor

            hahaha

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +14 for nailing the CoHo points, +4 for most penalties to Columbus = 18 points! Go big or go home!

  • JHizzle75

    I’m going over on this one.
    Hodgson 1G 1A
    Buffalo wins 4-2
    I’m saying Columbus takes more penalties. I assume you don’t mean total penalty minutes, right?

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Just the number of penalties committed.

    • JHizzle75

      13 points, Rich

      • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

        Sorry – I wasn’t done. My back is killing me and I had to go away from the desk, which is why none of my points are finished totals yet. I’m trying to get around to this but I can’t remain in one place for long!!!! :)

      • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

        You are correct!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for over/under, +4 for most penalties.

      • JHizzle75

        I don’t get 5 for being closest to the final combined score???

  • Jes

    4-1 Sabres win

    1. Would that be over or under?

    1

    • Jes

      Also forgot to add that I’m interested in how Tropp performs today against his old team.

    • JHizzle75

      I was hoping he was keeping track of our total points, but it seems like he’s just going by overall wins.

      • Jes

        Oh ok thanks JHizzy.

      • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

        I can try wins and points – should I give each nightly winner 5 additional points at the end if the night?

        • JHizzle75

          You’d be crazy not to….

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Sorry, buddy, but you got shut out!

      • Jes

        Lol thanks for the late reply rich.

        • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

          Yeah, I haven’t been able to sit at a computer much until today – sorry!

  • Caitlin Campbell

    1. Going under with 5 goals
    2. Hodgson nets 2 assists
    3. Sabres fall 3-2
    4. Sabres get the most penalties

    • Caitlin Campbell

      less than 30 seconds from getting 1 and 3 correct… the hockey gods dislike me

      • JHizzle75

        You’re not the only one!

      • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

        Same here.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      You got 3 points for the winning team.

  • Labbatt

    3 Goals Already Lol Glad I Went With The Over

  • Jes

    Hey just wanted to drop in and say HA! HA! HA! To all you Myers haters. The guy is an absolute beast!!!!!! And you guys want to trade him.

    • JHizzle75

      Who guys????

      • Jes

        Many people on these boards. Majority did anyway.

    • Caitlin Campbell

      you’ll like tomorrow’s poll ;)

      • Jes

        Look forward to it CC!!!