The Sabres, meanwhile, are 4-1-1 on their season-long road trip with only Saturday's game in Toronto remaining.
"They're going be ready," Wilson said. "Number one; they'll be thinking let's bury this team. One less team to worry about. They've been successful in Toronto a lot and they'll feel good about the game. But we can't worry about what they're thinking about. (We need to) do the things we need to do to beat them."
I don't see Carolina losing to Columbus, but I do foresee the Rags getting pummeled in San Jose. I think we'll see the sort-of hot Islands take down the red-hot Devils too.
Buffalo just needs to stay the course tonight. As long as they can match the Leafs' effort, they'll be picking up two more points.
I'm predicting a hatty for Vanek. It's been awhile since he's gotten one and Toronto is his favorite punching bag.
Buffalo wins 4-1
It's been awhile since Miller's last shutout too - and the Leafs are an even bigger personal punching bag for him. Add in the fact that he'll have a HNIC audience as a stage and it seems a sure bet he'll shine.
.. i apologize in advance for whatever turmoil this brings HF sabres fans from the hockey gods that reside in toronto.
Bush league move. You do realize that they do a pre-game talk thread and then a game thread (and a post-game thread)? Or did your ventures over there not make that readily apparent? Let fans of their own teams have their own board traditions.
Keep accumulating points. This weekend is a big opportunity to build some separation from the Rags and Canes. If we can gut out 4 pts, and SJ can do what their supposed to, we can go up 4 pts on NYR and at least 4 on Carolina.
I think they'll come out hard after their stinker vs Toronto in Buffalo, and tough out a 3-2 win.