Feb 3, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres right wing Drew Stafford (21) scores a short handed goal on Edmonton Oilers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (80) during the first period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres - Edmonton Oilers: Fan Picks, Game of the Weak Edition!


Buffalo Sabres fans, this is the moment we have all been waiting for – the moment of truth.

The Sabres are the worst team in the East.  The Edmonton Oilers are the worst team in the West.  These two teams have already met once, with the Oilers winning 3-2.  If Edmonton can win this match-up and sweep the season series, they can live knowing that they are not the absolute worst team in the NHL.  If the Sabres win . . . well, Edmonton still won’t be considered the worst team in the NHL, but they’ll have to live with the fact that they are no that far off, either.

Because, come on: the Sabres are clearly the worst team in the NHL.  Don’t try to take that away from us, Oilers fans!  We’ve earned this!

Due to the terrible nature of these teams, I will double your points tonight if you make 4 correct picks, and triple them if you make six!

Questions to Consider:

1. I’m going to set the over/under at 5.5.   Will these two teams combine to score 5 or less, or 6 and up?  5 pts.

2. Pick three players from each team.  10 pts. for first goal-scorer.  5 pts. for any player who scores after the first goal.  2 pts. for a second goal scored.  20 pts. for the hattie!

3. What will the combined score after the second period be?  7 pts, but only if you nail it.

4. Matt Hackett gets the start tonight.  Within 5, how many saves does he make?  Within .015 what will his save percentage be?  5 pts. each.

5. Who wins, and what will the combined final score be?  5 pts. for winning team, 7 for combined score.

Hope you East-coast fans can stay up to watch this one!  Get your picks in, and let’s go Buffalo!

Tags: Buffalo Sabres

  • wolfdoctor

    Under; Ennis, Stafford, Hodgson, Hall, Perron, Eberle; 3 total goals after 2 periods; 31 saves and .886 save percentage; Edmonton wins 4-1 (5 total goals).

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Should I just pencil you in for the win or . . . ? :)

      • wolfdoctor

        Ha ha. I’m not too confident tonight.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for under, +10 for Hall, +5 for Stafford, +5 for saves, +7 for closest to final score = 32 x2 = 64 pts.

  • Caitlin Campbell

    1. Under
    2. Stafford, Ennis, Hall, Ferrence, Perron
    3. 3 goals after 2nd
    4. 33 and .890
    5. Sabres win this one 3-2

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for under, +10 for Hall, +5 for Stafford, +5 for saves, +5 for Sabres winning, +7 for closest to final score = 37 pts. x3 = 111 pts!!!!!

  • JHizzle75

    Woooo! Here it is ladies and gentlemen.
    I’m on my way to Edmonton right now!
    I have never witnessed Buffalo lose in Edmonton, so….
    1. Over
    2. Hall Perron Schulz Stafford Ennis Foligno
    3. Combine score of 5 after 2 periods
    4. Hackett 34 saves .900 save %
    5. Buffalo wins 6-3
    Yes I’m being optimistic! I’ll be in the white away jersey in the 200 section.
    Lets go Buffalo! It’ll be a long ride home if we can’t beat Edmonton. Lol

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      You’re only setting yourself up for failure, buddy!

      • JHizzle75

        Come on now, Rich! Be nice lol

        • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

          Hey – don’t say I didn’t warn you! Have fun at the game, though!

          • JHizzle75

            I did . None of those Oilers fans wanted to man up after the game, though….pussies lol

      • JHizzle75

        Yeah failure, eh? Don’t ever doubt the power of good luck;)

    • Dano

      Cool beans! Enjoy the game!

      • JHizzle75

        I will enjoy it more if I don’t have to hear random insults from my friends all the way home!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 for Hall, +5 for Stafford, +5 for number of saves, +5 for buffalo winning = 25 pts.x2 = 50 pts.

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    Here goes nothing: Under. Stafford, Ennis, D’Agostini, Hall, Eberle, Yakupov. Combined score of 3 after two periods. Hackett makes 28 saves, .915 save %. Oilers win 4-1.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for under, +10 for Hall, +5 for Stafford, +7 for closest to final score= 27 pts. X2 = 54 pts.

  • Dano

    1.) Over!
    2.) Hall, Eberly, Perron. Stafford, Ennis and Im going to say Deslauries pops his cherry tonight!
    3.) combined score of 5 at the end of 2 periods.
    4.) 40 saves for hackett, 0.910 percentage.
    5.) Total score of 7, 4-3 edmonton.

    To hell with Murray, WOLFIE FOR G.M.!!!!!!!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      I second!

    • wolfdoctor

      LOL. We’d be sure to lose every game if I was GM.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 for Hall, +5 for Stafford = 15 pts.