Sabres Survivor-Game Nineteen-Round One vs TB (04/05/11)NEW GAME!
Sabres Survivor Rules
-Pick a Sabre who you believe will score a point in tonight's game. If you believe the Sabres will be shutout, you may select a shutout as your pick. If you are correct, you live on. If that Sabre is held off the score sheet, or if you pick shutout and are incorrect, you've been voted off the island. However, If all remaining players in the Survivor Game are eliminated giving us no winner based on points. A series of tiebreakers will be used to determine the winner of that Survivor Game. The tiebreaker order is as follows: Most Shots on Goal. Best +/- rating. Most PIM.Most TOI.
-You can pick a player a maximum of 2 times in one game, but never consecutively.
EX Roy,Roy NO. Roy,Connolly,Roy YES. Roy,Connolly,Roy,Connolly,Roy NO.
-Shootout goals will not be counted as points. The player you choose must record a point in regulation time or in the 5 minute overtime for it to be counted
-If the Sabres are shutout, and nobody has picked a shutout for that game, the game continues on.The picks made for the game in which the Sabres were shutout apply to the next Sabres game. However, If a shutout occurs and a shutout was picked by a contestant than all contestants with player picks are eliminated.
-You can pick the same Sabre as someone else did for any given game as long as you have not used that Sabre twice already.
-Make your picks carefully. If you choose a Sabre who doesn't play in that game, you are eliminated due to that Sabre scoring 0 points in that game.
-Once a Survivor game has started, nobody else can join in until that game has declared a winner.
- Picks must be made a before puck drop of that hockey game.
-If the thread for the next round of an ongoing Survivor game has not been posted by me at least 5 hours before puck drop on game day (by 2pm for a 7pm game, 2:30pm for a 7:30pm game etc.), all selections for that game shall be made in the previous games Survivor thread. (Ex. Make picks for Round Five game in Round Four thread if no Round Five thread is up)
The only exception to this rule would be if another poster creates a thread on the day of the game in which case picks can also be made in that thread.
-LAST MAN OR WOMAN STANDING WINS
Jhonas Enroth turned in another magical performance in relief of the still injured Ryan Miller Sunday afternoon. Enroth stopped 35 of 36 Canes shots forcing OT where Marc-Andre Gragnani would score his first career NHL goal to seal up the win for the Sabres. Buffalo is now 1-0-1 in April.
Next up for the Sabres (40-29-10, 90pts.7th in East) are the Tampa Bay Lightning (44-24-11, 99pts.5th in East). This is the 4th of 4 meetings this season between these two teams. Tampa Bay leads the season series 2-1. The Sabres however, won the previous meeting after losing the first two games against the Lightning this season. Tampa took a 3-1 lead late into the 2nd period before Vanek put Buffalo within 1 heading into the 3rd. That's when the game took a turn for the crazy. The Sabres would score 5 unanswered goals in 9:01 taking a commanding 7-3 lead and the eventual 7-4 W. Will Tampa Bay take the 2 points as they look to seal up home ice in the first round of the play-offs or can the Sabres take 2 points on home ice to pretty much seal up a spot in the play-offs?
6TH-Montreal-91pts/3GR-04/05/11 vs CHI
7TH-BUFFALO-90pts/3GR-04/05/11 vs TB
8TH-New York-89pts/2GR-04/05/11 OFF
10th-Toronto-84pts/3GR-04/05/11 vs WSH
Drew Stafford leads the team with 30 goals. Thomas Vanek leads the team with 39 assists. Thomas Vanek leads the team with 67 points.
As always with a new game, all picks are welcome up until puck drop.
As this is the final week of the season, there is a 3 game time limit on this Survivor Game. If a winner has not been determined by regular Survivor rules by seasons end, tie breakers will be used to determine the winner.