Oct 26, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) defends Buffalo Sabres left wing Marcus Foligno (82) during the third period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres - Tampa Bay Lightning: Fan Picks!

Now this should be interesting.

In one corner, we have the Buffalo Sabres, a team that has lost its starting goaltender, its team captain, and one of its only true threats on offense, all in the span of less than a week.  I would imagine that sort of roster turnover puts a damper on your enthusiasm.

In the other corner, we have the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have lost one face of the franchise (Martin St. Louis) while receiving good news about the other face of the franchise (Seven Stamkos, scheduled to return to NHL action tonight).  Where will their heads be tonight?  Your guess is as good as mine!

So yeah – this game ought to be a fun one, like having a funeral, but on ice!

Let’s get to the picks.

Questions to consider:


Okay, now for the real picks.

1. I am going to set the over/under at 4.5 tonight.  Will the two teams combine to score more, or less, than this?  5 points for this baby.

2. Pick any four skaters, from either team.  10 points for a player who notches the first goal, 5 points for any player who scores after the first goal, 2 points if the player scores a second goal, 20 points for a hattie!   It’s gotta happen sometime!

3. Jhonas Enroth gets the start tonight – within 5, how many saves will he make?

4. Who wins, and what is the final combined score?  5 points for winner, 7 points for combined score.

Join the fun – make your picks!

Tags: Buffalo Sabres

  • Alex Janus

    1) Under
    2)Stamkos, Purcell, Ennis…And Leino!
    3)35 saves for Enroth
    4)Lightning win, 4 goals scored

    • Dano

      OH NOES! You picked Leino!!! Were DOOOOMED! ;)

  • Jes

    Lightning win 3-1

    1. Under
    2. Tampa Bay – Callahan, Stamkos & Fillupla
    Sabres – Conacher
    3. Enroth with 32 saves tonight.
    4. Lightning win. Combined score will be four.

    Safe to say Neuvirth gets the start against FLA?

  • Dano

    1.) Over.
    2.) Umm.. damn.. Stamkos, Filppula, Ennis and Myers.
    3.) 33 saves
    4.) 3-2 Lightning.

    • Dano

      BOOM! I gotz me datz Myers yo!

  • Caitlin Campbell

    1. Under
    2. Stamkos, Ennis, Callahan, Flippula
    3. 34 saves
    4. 3-1 Lightning

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      What is this – a shut-out brewing??? Under looking good!

  • wolfdoctor

    Over; Ennis, Stamkos, Callahan, Johnson; Enroth 35 saves; Tampa Bay wins 4-1

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    Over, but only because I believe Tampa Bay will go off. Scorers . . . uh . . . Callahan, Stamkos, Hodgson, Johnson. Enroth with 36 saves, 4-1 Tampa Bay wins it.

  • JHizzle75

    1. Over
    2. Myers Stafford Stewart Stamkos
    3. Enroth 38 saves
    4. Buffalo wins 5-3