Jan 12, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90) skates with the puck on Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller (30) in overtime at Verizon Center. The Sabres won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres – Washington Capitals: Fan Picks!


Hey everyone!

Sorry I’m getting this out a little later than usual – work was a bitch, and my kids are driving me nuts!  Ha ha ha!

Anyway, last night belonged to Sabre Noise staff writer Cory, who was good for 25 points.  The only other person to break 20 points was Jes, who came in a close second with 21.

I’ll get around to updating the season standings in a little bit, but let’s get down to brass tacks here!

Tonight’s questions to consider:

1. I went way too high with the over under last night.  Let’s see if I can get a little closer: tonight, I’m setting it at 4.5.  Do the two teams combine to score 4 or less, or 5 or more?  4 pts.

2. You know the drill: pick any five players, culled from both teams.  I will give 10 pts. to anyone who picks the first goal scorer of the game.  I will give you 5 pts. for any player who scores in the game after that.  And get this: if one of your players gets a hat trick, I’ll give you 20 points!  I know – it’s a long shot.  But long shots deserve rewards.

3. Which goalie has the better save percentage tonight: Braden Holtby or Jhonas Enroth?  +5 points.

4. How many shots on goal will the two teams combine to fire at goalies?  +7 for closest; +4 for second-closest.

5. Who wins, and what will be the final COMBINED score be?  +4 for picking game winner, +4 for being closest to the combined score.

All right – time’s a  wastin’!  Let’s go!

 

Tags: Buffalo Sabres

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    I’m tempted to go under . . .but Enroth is in, so I’ll go over.
    Five scorers: Ovechkin, Backstrom, Girgensons, CoHo, Moulson
    Holtby
    56 SOG
    Sabres win, 4-3 in yet another SO

    • JHizzle75

      Does your student know he’s allowed to pick Washington players?

      • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

        Eh, he’s his own boss! :)

        • JHizzle75

          He made up for it by picking Varone!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for over, +10 for Ovechkin, +5 for Coho = 19 pts.

  • wolfdoctor

    5 or more. Moulson, Hodgson, Ovechkin, Backstrom, Ward. Holtby better save percentage. 63 total shots on goal. Caps win 5-3.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for over, +10 for Ovechkin, +5 for CoHo, +7 closest to SOG total, +4 for Caps, +4 for closest to score = 34 pts!!!!! That’s a winner AND a new record!!!!

  • Jes

    Capitals win 4-2

    1. Over
    2. Washington – Chimera, Ovechkin & Backstrom
    Buffalo – Hodgson & Moulson
    3. Holtby
    4. 57 total shots combined
    5. 4-2 final score with Capitals winning.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for over, +10 for Ovehckin, +5 for CoHo, +4 for Caps = 23 pts.

  • Caitlin Campbell

    1. Over
    2. Hodgson, Moulson, Ovechkin, Backstrom, Ward
    3. Holtby
    4. 58 SOG
    5. Caps take this one 4-3

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for over, +10 for Ovechkin, +5 for CoHo, +4 for Caps = 23 pts!

  • Darius

    1. Over
    2. Moulsen, Ott, Varone, Ennis, Leino
    3. Enroth
    4. 64
    5. Sabres win 4-1

    • JHizzle75

      Woooooo Varone!!!!! Good call !

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for over, +5 for Varone, +5 for Enroth, +4 for second-closest to SOG = 18 pts!

  • JHizzle75

    1. Over
    2. Hodgson Ennis Ovechkin Backstrom Chimera
    3. Enroth with better save%
    4. 60 shots total
    5. Sabres win 5-2

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for over, +10 for Ovechkin, +5 for CoHo, +5 for Enroth, +4 for second closest to SOG = 28 pts!

  • Dano

    1.) Over! Oven-chicken is in this game!
    2.) Ovenchicken, Backstrom, Moulson, Ennis and Ward.
    3.) Holtby
    4.) 61 shots total.
    5.) Washington and combined score of 7 goals.

    Hoping the only thing burning tonight is Ovenchickens stick so I can watch the game! ;)

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for over, +10 for Ovenchicken, +7 for closest to SOG, +4 for Washington = 25 pts!

  • Cory Buck

    1. Over
    2. Ovechkin Backstrom Grabovski Hodgson Ennis
    3. Enroth
    4. A Myers-ersian 57
    5. Caps 3-2

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for over, +10 for Ovie, +5 for CoHo, +5 for Enroth, +4 for Caps = 28 pts!

  • Andrew

    1. Over 4.5
    2. Ovechkin, Backstrom, Chimera, Brouwer, Moulson
    3. Holtby
    4. 54 Shots
    5. Caps 5-3

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for over, +10 for Ovechkin, +5 for Brouwer, +4 for Caps, +4 for closest to combined score = 27 pts!

  • JHizzle75

    PHIL THE THRILL!!!!