Cold enough for you? I couldn’t resist for the Buffalo Sabres fans living in the Northeast. The fact that my kiddo is home from school again because of the deep freeze – hell I don’t blame them even I didn’t want to go outside today. But the dog had to go out and work needs to be done.
Buffalo is skating for the fourteenth time on this date in franchise history – and this day is no friend to them. All time the Sabres are just 3-6-4 on this day in history.
Two of Buffalo wins are significant throughout history though. In 1983 – I wasn’t old enough to remember this game – but Buffalo got scoring from six different players as the team skated to a 6-2 beating of the Chicago Blackhawks entertaining the fans in front of Memorial Auditorium.
You would think that more of this happened, but in 2000 the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Ottawa Senators 1-0 on the back of a James Patrick goal and a Martin Biron shutout in the teams 20th 1-0 game in franchise history. Biron turned aside all 21 Ottawa Shots in that game.
Can the Buffalo Sabres get win number 4 on January 28th against the Washington Capitals and sweep the season series against the Caps or will the ghosts of hockey pasts rear its ugly head and keep the team from recovering from being shutout by the Pittsburgh Penguins last night?