Nov 24, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar (21) watches as Buffalo Sabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder (20) looks to pass the puck during the third period at First Niagara Center. Detroit beats Buffalo 3 to 1. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres - Detroit Red Wings: Fan Picks!


That’s what you say when you’re Internet goes down for, oh, six straight hours on a game day.

Making it worse is the fact that there are TWO games that I have to cover tonight: the Buffalo Sabres in the good ol’ NHL, and the Boston Celtics over in the NBA.

Not a good day for technical difficulties, Time Warner Cable!

So, sorry this is late, but I finally have the Internet at my disposal, so let’s do this!

Questions to consider:

1.  I will set the over/under tonight at 5.5, since Pavel Datsyuk is back!    Do the two teams combine for 5 or less, or 6 or more?   5 pts.

2. Pick six players – doesn’t matter which team they play for tonight!.   10 pts. for first goal-scorer.  5 pts. for any player who scores after the first goal.  2 pts. for a second goal scored.  30 pts. for the hattie!

3. What will the combined number of shots be tonight?  7 pts. if you are within 5!

4. Matt Hackett gets the start tonight.  What will his save percentage be?  7 pts. to anyone who is within .02!

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

From here on out, nightly winner will receive a 25 pt. bonus, as I stated last night!  I will go add those points up as we speak, but get your picks in fast!!!

Tags: Buffalo Sabres

  • Richard Spalding

    Over. Datsyuk, Nyquist, Zetterberg, Legwand, CoHo, Ennis. 50 shots – why not? Hackett will post a .905 save percentage as the Red Wings win, 4-2.

    • Richard Spalding

      Hmm . . . I get +7 for SOG, +7 for save %, +5 for Detroit = 19 pts.

  • wolfdoctor

    Under; Hodgson, Datsyuk, Nyquist, Zetterberg, Alfredsson, Franzen; 60 shots total; 0.880 save percentage; 5-0 Detroit wins (5 total goals)

    • Richard Spalding

      +5 for under, +5 for Alfredsson, +5 for Detroit, +7 for combined score = 22 pts.

  • Dano

    I didnt make this in time.

    • Richard Spalding

      My apologies – I tried to get someone on staff to take it around 4 when I knew my internet wasn’t coming back. By the time I was up and running again, it was after 6:30. Sorry, bud!