I love this match up Jason. We have to go out there and woop some Buffalo ass! Maybe Gaborik finally wakes up tonight. LGR!
We need to be more effective at going from board play to the slot. Gaborik needs time and space. He may not need much but when you take an extra second, opposing players can get back to their man and rub Gaborik out of the conversation.
Yes very true, Gaborik seems very hesitant to go into the dirty areas on top of that for some reason. Hopefully his shoulder feels better and he steps it up. I would try out Stepan Gaborik, and keep Richards with Nash.
Buffalo were 1-1-2 in four games versus New York last season, with Ryan Miller starting three games in goal and
stopping 80 of 84 shots against (1-0-2, 1.28 GAA, .952 SV%). Drew Stafford, with four goals and one assist, and
Tyler Ennis, with one goal and three assists, were their leading scorers in the season series.
If we stop Vanek, and Ennis, we should be good money. Also, Miller plays like a cyborg from hell against us so we need to pepper him with shots and try to get some traffic in front.