Buffalo Sabres – Colorado Avalanche: Fan Picks!

Afternoon, Buffalo Sabres fans!

Oct 19, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers (57) and Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) in play during the game at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

I almost snoozed on this one, as I forgot we had a 3 p.m. start for a little bit.  Thankfully, my internal alarm clock went off and I double-checked the schedule!

Our friendly competition is heating up, as we currently have 5 players with over 100 points, and another two who should crack the century mark today.  I’m going to start handing big points for what I call the “Lightning Strikes!” categories, so who knows – with a little stroke of luck, you could find yourself streaking up the leaderboard!

Hey: speaking of points, I’ll give out an addition 25 pts. to anyone who wins for the first time tonight!  Yep: if you have never come in first place, doing so tonight will get you your point total +five for coming in first + twenty-five bonus points!

Yeah, baby!

Let’s get to the picks.

Questions to consider:

1. Colorado scores almost three goals per game, and the Sabres have found their offense lately, as well.  Because of that, I set the over/under at 6.5.  Will the two teams combine for 6 or under, or 7 or more?  5 pts.

2. You know the drill if you have done this before: pick five players, from either team.  You’ll get 10 pts. if you pick the player who scores first, 5 points for any player who scores after the first goal, 1 point for each additional goal a player you selected scores, and 20 points if you pick a player who goes and gets a hat trick!

3. How many shots on goal will the Sabres have tonight?  7 pts. for closest pick, with 4 pts. for second-best.

4. Drew Stafford has 8 points in his last four games against Colorado.  Tyler Ennis was the feature of the most recent Beyond Blue and Gold. Which of these two guys gets more points (you may not pick a tie!)?  +5 for picking the right player, and an additional 5 for picking EXACTLY how that player gets his points.

5. Final score, and who wins?  +4 for picking winning team, +5 for being the closest to the combined score.

All right: we have a little over an hour, so get your picks in!!!!!

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  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    Okay:

    - Over

    - Hodgson, Ennis, O’Reilly, MacKinnon, Landeskog

    - 24 SOG for the Sabres

    - Ennis gets two points, 1 assist and 1 goal.

    - 4-3, Avs win

    • Caitlin Campbell

      4 is between Ehrhoff and Stafford…

      • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

        I swapped out Ehrhoff for Ennis.

        • Caitlin Campbell

          Ah thanks for clearing that up- Ehrhoff is a game time decision

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for over, +12 for MacKinnon and Landeskog (2 goals each = 5+1 twice), +4 for picking the Avs, +5 for being tied for closest to combined score (1 goal away) = 26 pts.

  • Caitlin Campbell

    1. Had to make this one difficult eh? Going to go with under
    2. Hodgson, Ennis, Duchene, Statsny, O’Reilly
    3. 26 SOG for the Sabres
    4. Christian Ehrhoff nets an assist tonight
    5. 3-2 Avs win

    • Jes

      CC I don’t think Ehrhoff is part of the question.

      • Caitlin Campbell

        I commented before he edited it. My bad

        • Jes

          shit I didn’t know he edited it CC, my bad.

          Any news on Ehrhoff for todays game?

          • Caitlin Campbell

            no worries Jes,
            Just heard he’s still ill

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for being second-closest to SOG, +4 for Avs winning = 8 pts.

  • Jes

    Hey common man that’s not fair lol

  • Jes

    Avalanche win 4-2

    1. Under
    2. Colorado – Duchene, O’Rielly & Duchene
    Buffalo – Hodgson & Ennis
    3. 29 Shots on net for the Sabres in todays game.
    4. Ennis with 1 point. 1 assist even strength.
    5. 4-2 Avs win.

    • wolfdoctor

      You picked Duchene twice. Quick change it !

      • Jes

        sorry rich brain fart

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for MacKinnon scoring, +7 for being tied with closest SOG pick, +4 for Avs winning = 16 pts.

  • wolfdoctor

    Over. Ennis, Hodgson, Duchene, O’Reilly, MacKinnon. 29 shots for the Sabres. Ennis – goal and an assist. 4-3 Colorado wins.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for over, +5 for MacKinnon scoring, +7 for being closest to SOGs, +4 for Avs winning, +5 for being closest to combined score = 26 pts! Ridiculous!!!!

      • wolfdoctor

        Thanks

  • Dano

    1.) OVER!
    2.) RO’R, McKinnen, Duchene, CoHo and Ennis.
    3.) Buffalos shots on goal will be 29.
    4.) Ennis, 1 point.
    5.) Colorado 4, Buffalo 3.

    Good luck all! ;)

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for over, +5 for MacKinnon scoring, +7 for closest to SOG, +4 for Avs, +5 for closest top combined = 26 pts!

      • Dano

        I tied with wolfie so I didnt really get my ‘ first win ‘. :( BOGUS!

    • wolfdoctor

      Well done

  • AndrewAmerk

    1. Over
    2. Duchene, OReilly, Landeskog, Hodgson, Ennis
    3. 30 Shots
    4. Ennis goal and assist
    5. 4-3 Avs

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for over, +6 for Landeskog scoring twice, +4 for second closest to SOG, +4 for Avs, +5 for being closest to score = 24 pts!

  • JHizzle75

    1. Over
    2.Parenteau, ROR, Duchene, Varone,Ennis
    3. 32 Buffalo shots
    4. Ennis 1G 1A
    5. Buffalo wins 5-4

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for over, +5 for being closest to combined score = 10 pts.

  • Darius

    1.Over
    2.Ott, Varone, Girgenson, Leino, Stafford
    3. 23 shots
    4. Stafford 1G
    5. Avs win 2-1

    • Darius

      You never linked us on twitter!

      • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

        What are you talking about?!? :)

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for over, +4 for Avs winning – 9 pts.

  • JHizzle75

    I’m not seeing Stafford…is question 4 off the table?

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      If Stafford didn’t play at all #4 is wiped. As for the 3 stars, we may have to include Avs.

      • Caitlin Campbell

        I think Stafford went on IR the other day… but not 100% sure

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    Well that was ugly!