I have a very laid-back way of looking at things. If this Sabres team really has it in them to win the cup...then there is really nothing to worry about. They are better than the Rangers. They'll put forth the effort and get it done. If they lose, they obviously didn't have it in them to do whatever it takes, so who cares if they lose now or later. They have no injuries so it's completely in their grasp to dominate this game. If they play the whole game they'll win. I'm pretty confident this team is ready to show some determination.
Ronan Tynan gives Larry Quinn a blumpkin
Derek Roy wears a Columbus Blue Jackets uniform on the ice
Ryan Miller confirms to the media he is indeed dating Jennifer Lopez
Larry Playfair beats Jaromir Jagr in a game of "connect 4"....
Sabres beat the Rangers 52 - 7 and I have my 3rd straight day with a run in with the law cause I go streaking at the "party at the plaza"....
As a canuck fan who is left heartbroken, i now throw all my hockey obsession towards the sabres!
You guys deserve it
All Aboard. The believers bandwagon is headed for Buffalo.
In the North East division, you were the best team! In the Eastern conference, you were the best team! In the whole NHL, you were the best team! You are the Best team in the affections of your fans, and we hope by your future deeds and bearing you will be handed down the posterity as the best team in this the Stanley Cup Playoffs of 2007. God Speed!
Huge game this is. Nowhere to go, backs against the wall...and all that.
Sabres need to win it to give themselves a good chance to either carry it over to game 6 an dpull it out or more likely 7 at home, because if the Rangers outplay them again for the balance of the game for the 4th game in a row, this baby is over back in MSG. They have to take a lesson from game #2 in this series which they did not pay for on home ice because it would have been extremely costly now.
People seem to forget what it took for Carolina to win the Cup last year. They were down 2 games to none in round 1 vs. Montreal. Had to win some OT games just to pull it out in six. They also had to go the full 7 games vs. Buffalo and Edmonton and win plenty of 1 goal and OT games to do it.
My point is that winning the Cup is an unbelieveable grind. Most team that do it face serious adversity somewhere along the way. If Buffalo is destined to win the Cup they are going to have to win their share of 1 goal grinders and maybe some OT games. It's just the way it is. There is no easy way to Lord Stanley. Let's see if they can grab momentum back tonight. I sure hope so.
My God, it feels good to see 'None' on the Sabres injury report list . . . hopefully it stays that way. *knocks on wood*
If Buffalo wants to advance, they're going to play scared. We've seen how they play when they're scared. It's scary good is what it is. This series is now a best-of-3, with two at home. Advantage: Buffalo. Take this one, and take the one in New York. With Jersey up against the wall, facing a rested Ottawa team (should Buffalo and Ottawa advance) would be, well . . . not good.
Hopefully the boys play a solid 60 minutes of hockey (hell, I'll settle for 40 at this point ) and win this one soundly. Probably going to be close though, 3-2, maybe 4 with an EN, hopefully with the Sabres on the higher end of things
Edit: I went to Shea's last night to see Monty Pyhton's Spamalot and towards the end of the show the lead actor managed to work in a name drop for the Buffalo Sabres...the crowd went absolutely ape****. It was great.
Then, on the way back to the parking garage, you know that building that usually puts up different colored lights at the peak of the building? Well last night it was a perfect blue and gold...