I watched both games last night, and the Sabres were looking good, played a strong game but got mixed up in their own end on the panthers goal. On the other hand, the Isles looked bad against the AHL Pens. I know they won, but the first 2 periods the looked flat and were losing, but the AHL Pens defense is so bad (their PK is brutal)
It's a new season now, as we have 22 games left, and are 1 point ahead of the Sabres for the final spot. From here on in, it's playoff push or early golfing and lots of draft talk.