Buffalo Sabres – Ottawa Senators: Fan Picks!

Well, I think we all saw last night’s results coming.

Dec 12, 2013; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Buffalo Sabres center Steve Ott (9) checks Ottawa Senators center Mika Zibanejad (93) in the third period at the Canadian Tire Centre.The Senators defeated the Sabres 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

The fact that the Buffalo Sabres were able to keep the Pittsburgh Penguins’ offense relatively in check when they met in Pittsburgh a week ago was nice to see, but one can only expect so much of Ryan Miller, and last night, the Penguins’ all-stars had their way with a Sabres team that is clearly out of its league when it comes to face the big boys of the NHL.

I know my feelings about the game panned out, to the tune of a personal-best 42 points.  Too bad I still came in second, to Jes’ 47!  Eh, it was still a good night’s work.

Once again, I’m offering 50 bonus points to anyone who has than 100 points in our current standings!  New players, or players who have only played occasionally, come in first or second tonight and reap the reward!

Let’s see what we have for tonight!

Question to consider:

1. Three games.  Three 2-1 finishes.  Because of that, tonight’s over/under is 4.5 goals.  Will the two teams combine to score 4 or under, or 5 or more?   5 pts.

2. Pick five scorers.  10 points for picking the game’s first goal.  10 points for picking the GAME WINNING goal scorer (including a possible shootout).  5 points for any player who scores outside of the first goal or the game winner.  20 points if one of your picks gets a hat trick.

3. Drew Stafford leads all Sabres with 24 career points against the Senators, and he has scored 7 points over his last six games.  How many shots and points does he get tonight?   +7 if you accurately predict the number of shots; +5, the number of points.

4. Total number of hits in the game tonight?  7 points for closest pick, with 4 points for second.  Bonus 5 points if your pick was dead-on!

5. Finally, who wins, and what will the combined score be?  5 points for winner, and 7 points for closest to combined score.

That ought to do it!  See you on the other side!

Topics: Buffalo Sabres

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  • wolfdoctor

    Over. Ennis, Spezza, Karlsson, Ryan, Turris. Stafford gets 3 shots and one point. 42 hits. Ottawa wins. 6 goals in the game.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 over, +10 Karlsson, +5 Ennis, +5 Ottawa = 25 pts.

  • Jes

    Senators win 4-1

    1. Over
    2. Ottawa – Turris, Neil, Karlsson, Ryan
    Buffalo – Stafford
    3. 4 shots and 1 point for Stafford.
    4. 37 hits total in tonight’s game.
    5. Senators win 4-1. 5 goals total.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 over, +10 Karlsson, +5 Stafford, +5 Sens, +7 closest to combined score = 32 pts.

  • Dano

    1.) Over!
    2.) Turris, Ryan, Karlsson, MacArthur and Ennis
    3.) Shots for Stafford : 4 , Points : 1
    4.) Total for BOTH teams : 50
    5.) Ottawa wins, 6 goals total.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for over, +10 for Karlsson, +5 for Ennis, +7 closest to hits, +5 Ottawa = 32 pts.

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    Under. I’m going to regret that!

    Ennis, Spezza, Ryan, Karlsson, MacArthur

    Stafford: 3 shots, 0 points

    Hits: 46

    Score: Ottawa wins, 3-1.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 for Karlsson, + 5 for Ennis, +5 for Ottawa = 20 pts.

  • Darius

    1. Under
    2. Leino, Ott, Ennis, Stafford and Folingo
    3. Stafford with 6 shots and 2 points
    4. 32
    5. Sabres win 2-1

    • Darius

      My sources tell me Folingo is injured so I will go with Hodgson

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 for Stafford and Ennis, +5 for the 2 points = 15 pts.

  • JHizzle75

    1. Over
    2. Karlsson MacArthur Turris Ennis Girgs
    3. 5 shots 1g 1a
    4. 45 hits
    5. Buffalo wins 4-2

    • JHizzle75

      Nailed Stafford’s stats ;)

      • Dano

        I think we might have tied this one. ;)

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for over, +10 for Karlsson, +5 for Ennis, +12 for Stafford’s points (why didn’t you pick him as a player to score?) = 32 pts.

  • Caitlin Campbell

    1. over
    2. Stafford, Ennis, Turris, Ryan, MacArthur
    3. Stafford will have 7 shots and 2 points
    4. 44 hits tonight
    5. Sens take this one 4-2

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for over, +10 for Stafford and Ennis, +5 for Stafford’s points, +5 for Ottawa = 25 pts.

  • JHizzle75

    Wow. 22 hits already !

    • Dano

      I figured it would be a physical game.

      Karlsson went top shelf where momma hides the cookies!

  • Dano

    2-2 mid third. The OVER is good in this game! :)

  • Dano

    No scores yet? :(