Oct 17, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Vancouver Canucks right wing Dale Weise (32) tries to make a pass while Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen (55) blocks it during the third period at First Niagara Center. Vancouver beats Buffalo 3 to 0. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres – Vancouver Canucks: Fan Picks


Here we go, Buffalo Sabres fans!

I am running a bit late today, and for that I blame, in order: March Madness, my children, and that afternoon nap that was calling my name ever since I woke up this morning.

That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!

Buffalo faces Vancouver for the second and final time tonight.  The last time these teams met in October, Robert Luongo blanked the Sabres 3-nil.  Since then, Luongo has been shipped back to Florida from whence he came, and the Sabres have traded everyone on their roster.  Yes, it’s true!  So this should be quite the interesting game as each of these teams try to limp into the offseason with some dignity intact.

Once again, I will double your points if you get four picks correct, and triple them if you get six or more!

Questions to consider:

1.  I will set the over/under tonight at 5.5.  That number seems to be working pretty well for me!  Do the two teams combine for 5 or less, or 6 or more?   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 first period be?  7 pts, but only if you nail it.

4. Nathan Lieuwen gets the start tonight.  Within 5, how many saves does he make?  5 pts.

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

Let’s go, Buffalo!

Tags: Buffalo Sabres

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    I sense offensive fireworks! No, not really. Under. Hodgson, Stafford, Conacher. D.Sedin, Higgins, H. Sedin. Combined score after first: 1. Lieuwen with 29 saves. Vancouver wins, 3-2.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for saves, + 5 for Vancouver = 10 pts.

  • JHizzle75

    1. Over
    2. Higgins Hansen D.Sedin Ennis Conacher Stafford
    3. 3 goals after the 1st
    4. Lieuwin 30 saves
    5. Buffalo wins 5-3

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for over, +10 for Ennis, +5 for saves = 20 pts.

  • wolfdoctor

    Under; Stafford, Ennis, Hodgson, H. Sedin, Kesler, Higgins; 1-0 after one period (combined=1); Lieuwen makes 32 saves; Buffalo wins 3-2 (combined =5)

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +10 for Ennis, +5 for saves= 15 pts.

  • Dano

    Hmm…

    1.) 6 or more I believe.
    2.) Kessler, D. Sedin, H. Sedin : Conacher! Scott! Konopka!
    3.) End of 1, score will be 2-1 so.. 3 total.
    4.) Umm.. He makes 35 saves.
    5.) Nucks win this, combined score of 6.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Don’t think TOO hard about these picks! Ha ha!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for over, +5 for number of saves, +5 for Vancouver winning, +7 for score = 22 pts. x 2 = 44 pts.

      • Dano

        I FINALLY WON ONE! ;)

  • Caitlin Campbell

    1. Going to go under
    2. Ennis, Conacher, Stafford, Hansen, Higgins, D Sedin
    3. there will be just 1 goal after the first tonight (1-0)
    4. 32 saves tonight for the rookie
    5. Vancouver takes this one 3-1

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for saves, +10 for Ennis, +5 for Vancouver = 20 pts.