Feb 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) during practice the day before a Stadium Series hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres – Chicago Blackhawks: Fan Picks, Patrick Kane Edition!


That’s all I have to say about Friday’s game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Florida Panthers.  Yes, I suppose that game qualified as an NHL game – but just barely.  I sure hope we get a better game from Buffalo tonight.

As I wrote in my Behind Enemy Lines piece earlier today, tonight marks the first time that Buffalo native Patrick Kane plays the Sabres since 2010.  It’s nice that he gets to do so at home in the 716, in front of fans who will probably be cheering for him more than they will the home team.  Hey – that’s a win-win for the hometown crowd.  Chicago wins, yay for Kane!  If the Sabres win . . . okay, let’s not get carried away here!

In honor of Kane, I have added a special BONUS category tonight.  The lucky reader who nails that pick will receive a HUGE boost in the standings, so if you have not played much, or at all, here’s a way to get back in the running for the free t-shirt I have promised to dish out to our final champion!

Questions to consider:

1. Tonight’s over/under: 5.5   Will these two teams combine to score 5 goals or less, or 6 or more?  5 points.

2. Pick any four players who you think will score.

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. Within 6, how many shots will the Blackhawks have on goal?  5 points.

4. Accurately predict how many points and shots on goals Kane will get tonight.  25 points for each of these, but if you get BOTH right, I’ll give you 75 – yeah, baby!

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

Let’s get to work, y’all!


Tags: Buffalo Sabres

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    First in! Over. Toews, Kane, Sharp, Hodgson. Blackhawks get 38 SOG. Kane gets 2 points and 3 SOG. Blackhawks win, 5-2.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 for Kane, +5 for Toews, +5 for Blackhawks = 20 pts.

  • Dano

    1.) OVER!
    2.) Kane, Toews, Sharp and Saad
    3.) 42
    4.) Kane will have 3 points and 5 shots on goal.
    5.) Chicago wins, combined score of 6.

    I’m actually going to make this game. ;) 2 weeks of being sick sucked. :(

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      I’m jealous – have fun!

  • wolfdoctor

    Under; Kane, Toews, Sharp, Saad; 43 shots on goal for Chicago; Kane will get 2 points and 4 shots on goal; Chicago wins 5-0.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Come on – you’re the only one to get the bonus 25?!? You son of a . . . . Nope, Andrew did too. You’re off the hook! :)

      • wolfdoctor

        Ha ha. Glad Andrew got the bonus as well.

  • Jes

    Blackhawks Win 4-1

    1. Under
    2. Chicago – Kane, Toews & Sharp
    Buffalo – Conacher
    3. 42 SOG for Chicago.
    4. Kane gets 1 goal 5 SOG
    5. Chicago wins. Final combined score = 5

  • Darius

    1. Over
    2. Myers, Hodgson, Ellis, John Scott
    3. Blackhawks will have 16 SOG
    4. 0 Points and 0 SOG for Kane
    5. Sabres win 6-0

  • AndrewAmerk

    1. Over
    2. Toews, Shaw, Sharp, Kane
    3. 40
    4. 4 shots, 2 points
    5. Blackhawks 5-2

  • Caitlin Campbell

    1. Over
    2. Kane, Toews, Conacher, Sharp
    3. 39
    4. 3 points and 7 shots on goals
    5. Chicago wins combined score of 6

  • JHizzle75

    1. Over
    2. Myers Ennis Kane Toews
    3. 42
    4. 2 points 5 shots
    5. Sabres win 5-4

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 for Kane, +5 for Ennis, +5 for Toews = 20 points