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theo6060 10-26-2003 07:17 AM

Gameday thread: Wild @ Sabres, Oct. 28
 
Minny record 2-6-1 - Buffalo record 4-4.

My prediction is 5-2 Wild.

Goals by Bouchard, Brandner, Brunette (killer B's? :D), Kuba and Park.

GaborikRules10!!! 10-26-2003 07:57 AM

How about Dupuis with a few goals :)

theo6060 10-26-2003 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaborikRules10!!!
How about Dupuis with a few goals :)

We can only hope!

DW 10-26-2003 11:18 AM

2-1 Sabres. Not much else to say I guess. It's kind of hard to be optimistic with the way we shuttle to the penalty box every game. Bad refs or not, it's troubling to watch all the undisciplined penalties we've been taking in these games.

It seems like we're asking too much out of our lineup for scoring to me. :dunno:

KillToronto 10-26-2003 12:44 PM

Your bad record works for you when you play our team. We always suck against teams we "should" beat. I'll say 3-1 Wild.

vitogor 10-26-2003 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by DW
2-1 Sabres. Not much else to say I guess. It's kind of hard to be optimistic with the way we shuttle to the penalty box every game. Bad refs or not, it's troubling to watch all the undisciplined penalties we've been taking in these games.

It seems like we're asking too much out of our lineup for scoring to me. :dunno:

I agree. It will be either a low-scoring close game that can go either way, or Buffalo will run us out of the arena with a few PP goals (their PP is pretty good, 8th in the league at 20% conversion rate)

Good news is that we will likely have a conscious Zholtok and a rusty Pascal back in the lineup, might help a little bit...

DW 10-26-2003 04:12 PM

Anybody notice that Burns was put on IR today. There is a post on wild.com about it in one of the papers. (some reason I didn't even take notice of which paper!)

Anyways, I was just wondering if the Wild will stash Burns for a indefinite amount of time so they can keep holding off the inevitable decision they will have to make. Same junk goes on in the NBA, does it go on in the NHL? To tell the truth, I never really noticed. :dunno:

vitogor 10-27-2003 03:51 PM

Here are a few pre-game team stats.

Min Buf
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Total Goals For 20 (13th) 21 (12th)
Goals For Per Game 2.22 (19th) 2.33 (17th)
Total Goals Against 26 (29th) 25 (25th)
Goals Against Per Game 2.89 (23rd) 2.78 (22nd)
Power Play % 14.0 (23rd) 19.5 (9th)
Penalty Kill % 84.7 (12th) 84.2 (13th)
Leading After 1st 0-3-0-0 4-0-0-0
Leading After 2nd 2-0-1-0 3-0-0-0
Trailing After 1st 1-2-1-0 0-2-0-0
Trailing After 2nd 0-5-0-0 1-3-0-0


Scoring Leaders:

Minnesota: PM Bouchard (2g+5a=7pts), Richard Park (2g+3a=5pts), 6 players tied with 4 points.

Buffalo: Chris Drury (2g+7a=9pts), Daniel Briere (1g+6a=7pts), JP Dumont (2g+5a=7pts)

Goaltending:

Minnesota: Dwayne Roloson (1-3-1; 2.73 GAA; .899 SV%), Manny Fernandez (1-3-0; 3.02 GAA; .895 SV%)

Buffalo: Martin Biron (4-1-0; 2.31 GAA; .923 SV%), Mika Noronen (1-1-0; 2.25 GAA; .893 SV%), Ryan Miller (0-2-0; 4.07 GAA; .840 SV%)


Discuss! :D

Satan81 10-28-2003 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theo6060
Buffalo record 4-4.

it's 5-4

theo6060 10-28-2003 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Satan81
it's 5-4

Sorry, when I posted the message it was 4-4.

Kristofer 10-28-2003 12:47 PM

3-2 Sabres
Dupuis and Bouchard.

ceber 10-28-2003 01:02 PM

Sabres letdown after the big road win. Dupuis gives the Wild a small spark. Defense improves. I'll also say Wild 3, Sabres 1. I hope.

KillToronto 10-28-2003 01:34 PM

I posted my prediction on sunday prior to the Sabres beating Colorado.

I know their confidence is souring right now. Add that to today being their first home game in about 2 weeks, and the fact that today is Rob Ray Appreciation night, and i say it's gonna be 4-0 Sabres. Yes, I'm that confident (but I could be wrong).

ceber 10-28-2003 06:02 PM

Woo!

2 for 3 on the road trip. Can't complain much about that, big-picture-wise.

One of our better games, I thought. Nice pressure early on. Bit of a slump again after that, but they managed to hang on. Alex Henry looked pretty nervous at first, I wonder if someone told him to calm down. I wasn't as impressed as the TV guys were with him, but he certainly had some nice moments. I'd like to see him keep it up. Nice to see Daigle get another one, he had some good chances. Walz made another of his "ok, now I'm going to pass... psyche, I shot!" goals.. those are always fun. I thought Roche looked decent out there tonight, too. Dupuis looked pretty good for his first game back, all things considered.

Thursday's game will be another test, that's for sure.

Rob Paxon 10-28-2003 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ceber
Sabres letdown after the big road win. Dupuis gives the Wild a small spark. Defense improves. I'll also say Wild 3, Sabres 1. I hope.

Good call.


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