Oct 5, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Tanner Glass (15) and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers (57) battle for the puck in the corner during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pens won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres – Pittsburgh Penguins: Fan Picks!

Ladies and gentlemen, Buffalo Sabres fans and Sabre Noise readers: we have a new record-holder in the fans picks competition.

Newcomer Darius, who just so happens to be one of my students, absolutely killed it to the other night, as his 32 points set the gold standard for success in our friendly little fan picks sweepstakes.

Of course, in his first foray into the waters, he was completely shut out, so let’s all have some perspective here!  Hot one night, stone cold the next – no one is safe around here!

As I promised, I have started to keep a record of everyone’s points, so here are the point totals so far:

Wolfdoctor: 110

JHizzle75: 105

Rich: 88

CC: 77

Labbatt: 67

Kevin: 50

Jes: 49

Dano: 43

Darius: 37

Andrew: 35

We have some other readers who have only played once or twice, so I’m not going to embarrass them with low point totals.  This is all for fun, after all, and the grand prize of a Fansided t-shirt to whomever winds up on top is just the icing on the cake, so don’t worry if you’re jumping in for the first time: make some picks, and join the fun!

Tonight’s questions to consider:

1. I’m going up the ladder on the over/under tonight: 7.5!  Will the two teams combine to score 7 or less, or 8 or more?  4 pts.

2. Pick any five players from both teams.  If you pick the player who nets the first goal, 10 points is yours to keep.  Otherwise, you get 5 points for any player who scores (no double-dipping).

3. Pick the total number of shots on goal the Penguins launch.  +7 for closest pick, and +4 to second best!

4. Cody Hodgson has scored at least one point in each of his last four games against the Penguins.  Steve Ott enters tonight with a three-game points streak.  Which of them has the most points tonight, and how many points will that be?  +3 for picking the highest scorer, and +3 for picking the number of points.

5. Final score, and who wins?  +4 for picking the winning team, and +7  to the person who is closest to the final COMBINED score.

Have fun!


Tags: Buffalo Sabres

  • Cory Buck

    1. Under
    2. Crosby, Malkin, Neal, Kunitz, Hodgson
    3. 35 shots
    4. Hodgson gets one point
    5. 5-2 Penguins. This one has beatdown written all over it, but so did CBJ. Hope I’m wrong.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 for Kunitz – good call!

      • JHizzle75

        Nicely done !

  • Mark Huss

    1) Over

    2) Crosby, Malkin, Girgensons, Moulson, Letang

    3) 32

    4) Both will have ZERO

    5) 7-2 Pens

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for being second-closest to SOG, + 3 for picking how many points CoHo and Ott scored, +4 for Pitt winning = 11 pts.

  • Jes

    Pittsburgh wins 5-3

    1. Over
    2. Pittsburgh – Crosby, Malkin, Kunitz & Neal
    Buffalo – Hodgson
    3. 35 shots for the Pens tonight.
    4. Hodgson has the most points out of him and Otter with a grand total of 1 point.
    5. Pittsburgh wins tonight with the final score 5-3. So 8 total goals.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Good: +10 for Kunitz

  • Labbatt

    1. Under
    2. Ott, Crosby, Neal, Myers, & Ennis
    3. 38 shots for the pens
    4. Hodgson gets one point tonight
    5. 3-1 Sabres

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for under, and that’s all she wrote!

  • JHizzle75

    1. Over
    2. Crosby Neal Kunitz Hodgson Foligno
    3. 36 Pens shots
    4. Hodgson has more points with 2
    5. This game has me as nervous as a pregnant nun….Sabres win 5-4

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      You got +10 for Kunitz

  • Kevin

    Hey Rich! You should get to the end of the season and just do an Ellen D. and give everyone a T-shirt :-D
    1. Over
    2. Crosby, Letang, Malkin, Hodgson, Moulson
    3. 44 shots by DePens
    4 Moulson gets 2 points
    5. Final Score – DePens 6-2
    6. Hopefully, I have this damn thing right this time, so nobody makes fun of me LOL. But on the bright side, I’m still ahead of Jes and Dano, so there :)

    • JHizzle75

      Ha ha #4 is between CoHo and Ott, not Moulson !

      • Kevin


        • JHizzle75

          I’m pretty sure Rich would let you change it….

        • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

          You can change it before the game starts!

          • Kevin

            :-) Thanks Boss

    • Jes

      You bastard lol

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for Pitt = 4 pts. We didn’t do so well, Kev!

  • Dano

    1.) over
    2.) Neal, Kunitz, Crosby, Malkin Jokinen
    3.) 45 shots
    4.) Ott
    5.) Pens win 6-2

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 for Kunitz!

  • Caitlin Campbell

    1. Under

    2. Crosby, Kunitz, Ehrhoff, Malkin, Hodgson

    3. 38 shots

    4. Steve Ott will have 2 points

    5. 5-2 Pens

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 for Kunitz

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    I’m going . . .

    1. Over
    2. Neal, Crosby, Letang, Hodgson, Malkin. I have turned traitor!
    3. 40 shots
    4. CoHo will have one point, one more than Ott
    5. Pittsburgh wins 6-2

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for Pitt! Whoo-hoo!

  • Darius

    1. Under
    2. Ott, Moulson, Stafford, Varone and Malkin
    3. 32 shots
    4. Ott w/ one point
    5. Sabres win 2-1 in a SO

    • Darius

      Stafford is out so I guess I’ll go with Crosby :(

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for under, +7 for combined score, +4 for being second-closest to SOG = 15 pts.

  • wolfdoctor

    Under. Hodgson, Moulson, Crosby, Malkin, Neal. 42 shots for Penguins. Hodgson higher scorer, gets one point. 4-2 Penguins win.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for under, +4 for Pitt = 8 pts.

  • JHizzle75

    Good game apart from McBain and Tallinder brain farts…..

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Well, by “good game,” you mean for Ryan Miller? Because the Sabres look like the AHL team I keep joking about! They’re just so over-matched, and don’t shoot the puck when they have a chance.

      • JHizzle75

        Oh c’mon Rich! Even Leino looks like he came to play! I have no issues whatsoever with their play so far , besides the defensive snafu’s .
        You’re just bitter because you never picked Kunitz ! Lol

        • Jes

          You have no issues with the Sabres play so far? Hmmm really?

          • JHizzle75

            At the time I said that , yes.