It's been widely reported the Sabres are 0-5 in the playoffs when leading a series, 2-1, and the Flyers are 18-3. But here's a deeper stat that shows the rugged path the Sabres are up against: They have only won three series in their history when trailing at any point.
1976: Lost opener of best-of-three at St. Louis. Won series, 2-1
1997: Trailed first-round series, 3-2, vs. Ottawa. Won series, 4-3
1999: Lost second-round opener at Boston. Won series, 4-2.
Peter Laviolette gets ejected for throwing a bottle of his hair gel on the ice protesting Kaleta's 2nd goal, claiming the baby he was eating at the time should've been a too many men on the ice penalty.
To me this is almost a franchise type game - in terms of breaking up team.
If we lose the series 4-3 after this, so be it. Even 4-2. But to come home and lose two in a row would negate a lot of what was done over the past three months. No matter who gets blamed, I would think same old Sabres.
The good teams figure out a way to win when it counts.
Are the Sabres that? We'll see. I have my doubts.
Last edited by HogtownSabresfan: 04-20-2011 at 06:43 PM.
You're not allowed to criticize Miller. Didn't anybody tell you? It's a big game. I don't put it all on Miller. Do we get spectacular Miller (big saves), decent Miller (makes some nice saves but no highlight reels) or Mr. Softie (where he lets in a bad goal).
I just don't want to see a bad goal. I think it's on our offence to win. We need to score at least 3.