- Miller. Studly.
- Penalty killing.
- Stafford was one of the few who seemed alive all night. Good jump, creative and it paid off.
- McCormick turning the game around with a fight with Moen. Great energy from M-G-K, and that woke them up
- GGK after McCormick went off
- ERS after McCormick went off
- Vanek's goal was nice set-piece work.
- Sekera has to be tired after hauling Gragnani's ass all night
- Amerks win!!
- An empty net goal? No way.
The Bad -
- Did they miss the wakeup call? The first thirty minutes were pretty terrible.
- E-L-B most of the game.
- Not liking Gragnani most of the night in most aspects.
- Myers turn over machine in the first 30 minutes.
The Ugly -
- Eh. Probably Ennis and Adam getting lugged from behind (back quarter) and no calls.
- Ennis' hair.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
The Sabres never looked good tonight. Even when they supposedly "turned it on" after 30 minutes they seemed to be playing at 40 percent. That was all Miller, McCormick, and one hell of a tic-tac-toe draw play.
Bank the 2 points and forget about this one. What a clunker.
And for the love of God, Yahweh, Allah, whatever...put in Weber next game!
Sekera played a great game, IMO. Probably our best Dman tonight, with Regehr close behind.
Myers in the 2nd half was his usual shutdown self
Ennis-Roy-Stafford -- Awesome line tonight
Mac-Goose-Kaleta -- Really brought the energy before Mac went off
Perfect set piece at the end of the 2nd
Boyes may not have done a lot, but I saw him throw his body more than any previous game.
Gragnani was very meh all game. Weber needs to be in.
Leino. Got himself benched at the end.
Team effort in the first 30 min.
Myers in the first 30 min
-A win is a win
-Miller was great other than the puckhandling gaffe.
-Sekera I thought was their best d-man for the first 30 minutes and still steady after that. And constantly bailing out Gragnani.
-Ennis-Roy-Stafford. Especially liked Stafford and Roy.
-The play on Vanek's goal
-Not liking Ehrhoff tonight
-Boyes and Leino getting demoted/benched. Can't argue with Ruff on that one though, both were bad.
-First 30 minutes
-Gragnani playing over Weber
-Myers for the first 30 minutes was hard to watch
-Garbage call on Ennis
Cody really stirred the pot, great job! Goose too, those guys are tremendous!
Leino showed a nice rebound shift, I like to see that kind of character in a player and I think that goes a long way to fitting in with the team.
Stafford looks like too much winger for some defense men.
Sekera played an amazing game, he looked unbeatable 1 on 1, Lydmanish.
Leopold's sweet goal!
Vanek's sweet goal!
Leino showing off in the d-zone. Dude, I get that you can protect the puck like a pittbull, that's your bread and butter and that's fine. But if you want to make the coach hate you, go ahead and try to trap a guy by stick handling around him in your own zone. You're not 6'3", nobody is buying that crap, even a small team like the Habs. When in doubt get it out. Leino is going to be fine, but that shift was a painful one.
Leopold's deer in head lights look when Leino turned it over. You gotta process the situation faster than that, and back up your teammate!
Gianta Slashing himself...WTH!?!
Myers first period. Some games his hands do not show up. This was one of them.
Missed passes and turnovers in the first 30 minutes
Myers 1st 30 minutes (seriously Regehr must have been constantly thinking "oh god what have you gone and gotten us into this time" every shift)
An aside: the personnel in on that set play is very revealing. Gaustad and Vanek are obvious choices to take the faceoff and the shot - but apparently Ruff thinks MAG is the best guy to field the faceoff and make the first pass. Interesting.