To be fair, the Sabres defense was pretty awful last night.
Leopold, Mike Weber, Sekera, Regehr, Brennan and McNabb.
Pretty poor defensive play most of the game that Miller bailed them out on. The offense could not find the back of the net besides some random crazy scrum that Leino scored on.
The second goal against Buffalo was terrible defensive play from the entire team. Sekera pinches in, and no forward drops back far enough to cover for him. Read gets a puck chipped up in the air to him, and he completely burns Regehr along the boards to go in alone on Miller and score. Regehr tried to spin like an apache helicopter and do some poke check thing on Read, which did absolutely nothing but make him look like an idiot.
A win tomorrow and Phoenix could win their division.
Who would have thought, at the beginning of this season, two teams with the goaltending tandems of Smith/LaBarbera and Theodore/Clemmenson would be division leaders? Over powerhouse teams like LA, San Jose, Washington and Tampa no less.
Sadly, the only reason I'll even be watching the Canes game is to see how Welsh does. Otherwise my attention is strictly on The Masters and the Frozen Four today. Full day of games on the last day of the year is a fantastic idea, and they should have done it sooner, but sadly it's also anticlimactic today since everything but the seeding has been decided.
He was on my "I thought that guy fell off the face of the Earth" list. Last I heard he was playing in the ECHL... Now I guess he's playing for the Flames, and color me surprised even WITH all their injuries.