Buffalo Sabres – Pittsburgh Penguins: Fan Picks!

Ugh.

Jan 27, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Tanner Glass (15) checks Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jamie McBain (4) during the third period at Consol Energy Center. Penguins beat the Sabres 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Oof.

Blech.

Barf.

Plpht!

Hmm – are there any other sounds I could use to describe the atrocious fan pick results we saw Monday night when the Buffalo Sabres “battled” against the Edmonton Oilers?  Only two players in our friendly game managed to crack 20 points Monday, with our very own Andrew Amerk going for 21 and reader/student Darius winning bragging rights with 22!

Here’s our current standings:

wolfdoctor – 222

JHizzle75 – 193

Caitlin Campbell – 176

Andrew – 171

Rich – 171

Dano – 164

Jes – 161

Darius – 142

Labatt – 71

Cory – 63

Kevin – 54

Any one under 100 points: relax!  I’m giving out 50 bonus points if you play and come in first OR second tonight!  We don’t want readers feeling like they can’t get in on the fun because of the totals, so if you haven’t played in a while, or ever, get in the game today!

Questions to consider:

1. Last time I set the over/under for the Penguins and Sabres game way too high.  Still, given the potential of Pittsburgh’s offense, I can’t go too low.  Hmmm, how about 5.5.  Do the two teams combine to score 5 or under, or 6 or over?  5 pts.

2. Extra player alert!!!!  Pick any 6 players for tonight’s game.  (Ugh – that makes it so much more difficult for me – what am I thinking?)  +10 if you pick the player who scores first.  +5 for any other players that score.  +1 for every additional goal a player scores.  +20 if one of your players gets a hattie.  Whew!

3. Ryan Miller is 6-1-1 in his last eight home games, with a save percentage of .943 in that span.  What will his save percentage be tonight, within .01?  +5 to anyone who is within a hundredth of his actual save percentage.

4. Both Cody Hodgson and Steve Ott have 11 points in their last twelve games.  Meanwhile, Drew Stafford has notched at least one point in his five home games.  Of these three guys, who gets the most shots on goal tonight?   Ha ha!  +5 pts.

5. Who wins, and what will the final combined score be?  +5 for winner, +7 for closest to combined score.

Let’s do this!!!!

Topics: Buffalo Sabres

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  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    I have to believe tonight’s score will be over, dammit! Can’t hold those Pens down for long.

    Scorers: Crosby, Malkin, Kunitz, Letang, CoHo, Stafford.

    Miller’s save percentage: .937

    Stafford gets more shots on goal.

    Final score: 4-2, Pittsburgh

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 Stafford – about time I nailed the first goal of the game.

  • Darius

    1. Over
    2. Ott, Ennis, Varone, D’Agostini, Leino, Ehrhoff
    3. .964
    4. Ott with most shots on goal
    5. Sabres win 5-3

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for over . . . uh, that’s all I got!

  • JHizzle75

    1. Over
    2. Crosby Malkin Neal Ennis Stafford Hodgson
    3. Miller .925 save %
    4. Stafford most shots
    5. Sabres win 4-3
    Hey Rich do you mean .01 ?
    .1 seems like a lot…

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      No I mean .1 – within .01 would be pretty tough, and I’m trying to get lots of points to all involved!

      • Dano

        Thats HUGE margin mate.

        • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

          I’ve adjusted – JHizzle was right (I wasn’t thinking properly) so you can adjust your pick!

          • Dano

            Thats why I picked 0.900. everything from 0.800 to a shutout would be covered. 1 in 5 shots could get through..

          • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

            Yeah, my mind SAW three decimals, but was thinking something like 93.3%, which is where the confusion was. Drive safe, have fun!!!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 Stafford!!! Yeah.

  • Dano

    1.) Over!
    2.) Kunitz, Neal, Crosby, Malkin, Ennis and ( cmon dude! ) Coho!
    3.) 0.900% too wide a spread not to cover such ;)
    4.) Im going with Stafford. +2points to the first person to call me an idiot for not picking CoHo WHEN he has the most shots! ;)
    5.) Pens win 5-2.

    Leaving early. I heard the weather is very bad. Slippery roads, 6-8inches have fallen and its heavy/wet stuff.

    • Caitlin Campbell

      Be safe!

      • Dano

        I have a brand new 2014 Rubicon. I stay off the main highways and take route 240north and 20 into the city. Less traffic. ;)

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for over, +15 for Crosby/Malkin/Neal, +5 for Stafford, +5 for Pens winning = 30 points

  • Caitlin Campbell

    1. Going under- why not eh?
    2. Kunitz, Crosby, Malkin, Ott, Hodgson, Ennis
    3. .922 S% tonight
    4. Stafford most shots.
    5. Pens win 3-2

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 for Crosby and Malkin, +5 for Stafford, +5 for Pens = 20 points

  • wolfdoctor

    Over. Stafford, Hodgson, Crosby, Malkin, Neal, Kunitz. .915 save %. Most shots on goal – Stafford. 4-3 Pittsburgh wins (7 total goals).

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 Stafford!!!

  • AndrewAmerk

    1. Over
    2. Crosby Sweater, butterfly coKunitz, Chocolate Malkin, Neal and Bow, CoHo, Chief of Stafford
    3. .885
    4. Drewwwwwwww
    5. 5-3 Pens

    • JHizzle75

      Very nice. Lol

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 Stafford!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jes

    Penguins win 5-1

    1. Over
    2. Pittsburgh – Crosby, Kunitz, Neal, Malkin & Jokinen
    Buffalo – Stafford
    3. .912 SV%
    4. Stafford
    5. 5-1 in favour of the Penguins and the final combined score will be 6 goals.

    (Note – keep it 5 players. 6 is to much.)

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Special edition! I’m actually tempted to go back to four for a bit.)

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 for Stafford!

    • JHizzle75

      Giggity giggity goo

      • Jes

        Oh Quagmire will you ever learn!!