Buffalo Sabres – Phoenix Coyotes: Fan Picks!

Good evening, Sabre Noise readers!

Dec 23, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres left wing Tyler Ennis (63) gestures towards the puck stuck in the jersey of Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) during the game at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

With the Buffalo Sabres’ season officially over, it’s time to add up all of the scores from our friendly competition and . . . oh come on!  They’re not done playing yet?

What?!?  They play into April?  We’ve got over two more months of watching them?  I don’t know if I can take this.

Well, at least we have our nightly picks to keep things interesting.  Let’s check out the standings as of Tuesday night’s game against the Capitals:

wolfdoctor: 157

JHizzle75: 147

CC: 118

Rich: 111

Jes: 93

Dano: 82

Labbatt: 71

Darius: 70

Cory: 63

Andrew: 62

Kevin: 54

As you can see, wolfdoctor used a new site record 34 points (final score of 39 points after 5 point bonus for being the nightly highest score) to stretch his lead over JHizzle75.  I have fallen into 4th, having seen fellow editor Caitlin Campbell sneak past me.  Still, there’s lots of games left, with tons of points up for grabs.  Let’s see where the points will come from tonight!

Questions to consider:

1. Tonight’s over under: 6.5.  Will the combined score be 6 or less, or 7 or more?  4 pts.

2. Pick five players, from either team.  (It doesn’t have to just be the Sabres, Darius!)  10 pts. for the player who scores first; 5 pts. for any player who scores after the first goal; 1 pt. for any additional goals a player scores; 20 pts. if a player nets a hat trick!

3. Who tallies the most shots on goal tonight, and by how many?  4 pts. for picking the team with the most SOG, 4 pts. for anyone who is within 5 goals of the actual difference in SOG.

4. Final score, and who wins?  4 pts. for picking winning team; 5 pts. for being closest to final combined score.

5. Christian Ehrhoff and Steve Ott are tied for the team lead in scoring against the Coyotes (they each have five goals and eleven assists against the Coyotes).  Which one of them scores the most points tonight?  Saying neither doesn’t count!  4 pts. for picking the player to score the most, and and an additional 7 pts. if you predict EXACTLY how that player scores.

All right – let’s get the picks in!

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  • wolfdoctor

    Under. Moulson, Hodgson, Foligno, Boedker, Doan. Phoenix more shots on goal by 5. 3-2 Buffalo. Ehrhoff more points than Ott, Ehrhoff getting one assist.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for under, +4 for picking team with most SOG, +4 for Buffalo winning, +5 for final score = 17 pts.

      • JHizzle75

        Tough to gain ground on WolfDoctor!

        • Dano

          Only my 4th try at this. I missed a bunch of them. Im hoping to catch CC, Then you, Then Wolfie! ;)

        • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

          I’m going to have to handicap him!

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    Under. Hodgson, Ehrhoff, Boedker, Vrbata, Yandle. Phoneix outshoots the Sabres by 6. 3-2 Phoenix, with Ehrhoff getting two points on a goal and an assist to outscore Ott!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for under, +4 for picking SOG winner, +5 for being closest to combined score = 13 pts.

  • Darius

    Under. Ott, Moulsen, D’Agostini, Leino and Stafford. Sabres outshoot PHX by 16. Sabres 2-1. Ott scores the most with one goal. (Picks are based on bringing the Sabres good luck)

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Bringing the Sabres good luck, eh? Hey – why not? Nothing else is working for them!!!!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for under, +5 for Ott, +5 for being within five to final SOG differential, +4 for Buffalo = 18 pts.

  • Andrew

    1. Under
    2. Doan, Hodgson, Ennis, Myers, Moulson
    3. Arizona 33-28
    4. 3-2 Sabres
    5. Ott, 1 assist

    • Andrew

      Ennis!!!

    • Dano

      Good job Andrew. Nailed the score and team!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for under, +10 for Ennis, +4 for picking team with most SOG, +4 for Sabres winning, +5 for score = 27 pts! Ding ding ding!

  • Dano

    1.) Over!
    2.) Vermette, Doan, Moulson, Hodgson, Ennis
    3.) Yotes by 9.
    4.) Yotes 4-3.
    5.) Tie, 1 point apiece!

    • Dano

      BOOM! Ennis with his 12th of the season!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 for Ennis, +5 for Vermette. +4 for picking team with most SOG and +4 for being within five of the final SOG difference (12) = 23 pts.

  • Caitlin Campbell

    1. Under
    2. Hodgson, Ott, Yandle, Ribeiro, Boedker
    3. Phoenix outshoots the Sabres 34-26
    4. Coyotes win this one 3-2
    5. Steve Ott will have a goal and an assist

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for under, +4 for winner of most SOG, +4 for being within 5 of the final SOG differential, +5 for being closest to final score = 17 pts.

      • Caitlin Campbell

        eh, where’s my points for guessing Ott to score?

        • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

          My bad – your score has been fixed! Sorry ’bout that!!!!

          • Caitlin Campbell

            Much better. Us Canadians play nice until you start messing with our hockey!

  • Jes

    Sabres win 3-0

    1. Under
    2. Phoenix – Ekman-Larsson, Vermette & Boedker
    Buffalo – Hodgson & Moulson
    3. Phoenix will have the most shots. 27 for BUF and 35 for PHX
    4. 3-0 in favour of the Sabres.
    5. Ehrhoff with most points. He will get 1 assist on a PP goal.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for under, +5 for Vermette, +4 for most SOG to Phoenix, +4 for being within five of final SOG difference, +4 for Sabres winning = 21 pts.

  • JHizzle75

    1. Over
    2. Ribeiro, Ekman-Larsson, Vermette, Hodgson, Flynn
    3. Phoenix has more shots by 8
    4. 5-2 Sabres
    5. Ehrhoff has 2 apples beating Ott

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for Vermette, +4 for Phoenix with most SOG, +4 for being within five of SOG differential, +4 for Sabres winning = 17 pts.

  • Dano

    NOTE! They just announced Ehrhoff is out tonight. Give a pass/omission to all on Question #5?

    • JHizzle75

      Hope so. I picked him to have more points than Ott ;)

    • Andrew

      Meh…you made your pick. It’s not really any different if your pick broke his ankle walking onto the ice or during his first shift, lol

      • Dano

        So.. If Ott goes without a point, Do I win as it would be a tie, neither player having a point in the game ( one actually not playing in it at all ). Then again, should my choice count at all as I selected a ‘ tie ‘ and one of the guys isnt playing. Those whom selected Ehrhoff.. are they instantly out?

        I dunno how Rich will rule it. Its up to him ;) Hes the ‘ HEY REF! ‘ in this one :D

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Since he didn’t start, yes, a pass to everyone for #5. If he had played at all and then left, that would be tough luck, but I can’t hold it against people if he was scratched before puck drop!

      • Dano

        Thanks for the ‘ pass ‘ for all Boss. ( thumbs up! ). I didnt see him scratched or anything till they announced it 5 minutes before puck-drop on the Sabred Broadcast.