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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:49 AM

Sabres have points in four straight games with a 3-0-1 record.

Hurricanes have won three straight and lead the Southeast division with 25 points at 12-8-1.

Hurricanes netminder Cam Ward out 6-8 weeks with an MCL injury.

Pat Kaleta will miss his first game of five after being suspended for his hit from behind on Brad Richards.

Will Thomas Vanek return after missing the last two games?

Will Ryan Miller start yet again?

Can RR fix the Sabres' dreadful Power Play?

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Let's Go Buffalo!!!

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 05 March 2013 - 07:34 AM.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:34 AM

First game in a while where I think the Sabes really take it to them.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:45 AM

I would start Miller tonight and play Enroth vs. New Jersey. Just because it would mean Miller has no game on the 6th March, 7th March, 8th March and 9th March. Gives him a well needed rest.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:45 AM

It would be nice to see some scoring from the Sabres tonight, you'd think it would have to come soon. Some might think that losing Kaleta, will have no impact, I think he's a bigger part of this team than others, especially on the PK. It's another test to see if the Sabres can get over any hurdles they face. Vanek being in the lineup would be a huge plus. Will we see Enroth tonight or play him against NJ ? Miller may need a break and it should come soon.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:58 AM

Last time Enroth played Carolina he got light up like a christmas tree - do you play him and hope he uses it as motivation or do you not play him for fear of not learning from the past?

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:43 AM

View PostPeppy22, on 05 March 2013 - 06:45 AM, said:

I would start Miller tonight and play Enroth vs. New Jersey. Just because it would mean Miller has no game on the 6th March, 7th March, 8th March and 9th March. Gives him a well needed rest.

After the trash talking that took place Saturday between Miller and Henrique, I'm pretty sure Miller will refuse to miss that game (though a part of me is making that up HOPING our goalie would refuse to sit that game!).

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

View PostThirtyEight, on 05 March 2013 - 06:58 AM, said:

Last time Enroth played Carolina he got light up like a christmas tree - do you play him and hope he uses it as motivation or do you not play him for fear of not learning from the past?

The later.  We have something like four days off next week in between games so the whole team will get a small rest in then.  If we have any chance of making the playoffs we have to continue this winning streak and Miller gives us the best chance to win.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:32 AM

View Postbillsrcursed, on 05 March 2013 - 07:43 AM, said:

After the trash talking that took place Saturday between Miller and Henrique, I'm pretty sure Miller will refuse to miss that game (though a part of me is making that up HOPING our goalie would refuse to sit that game!).

thats actually a sidenote of why I dont want Miller to play in New Jersey. Don't give the Devils a reason to be fired up.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:20 AM

I'm calling it at 9:20am...vanek hat trick.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:41 AM

Enroth needs to play tonight, heard miller interview on GR this morning about how he felt his legs giving out during the rangers game and how he's just trying to find any rest he can.

He has already played 4 games in 6 nights and this will make it 5 games in 8 nights. He's playing at a very high level but everyone could see in the shootout miller was just beat tired

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:42 AM

Looks like Carolina is gonna own us this year. Who fills in for Kaleta? Scott?

Rest Miller!

This is gonna be a tough game for us. Hope for two,
but don't poke the hurrachane


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:48 AM

Vanek is a big question mark, if he cant go i assume we make an emergency call up?

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:51 AM

Can Gerbe continue his hot streak ? Lets hope so.

As always GO SABRES !

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:54 AM

View Postsabres4life19, on 05 March 2013 - 09:48 AM, said:

Vanek is a big question mark, if he cant go i assume we make an emergency call up?

Flynn is already up for Vanek.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:11 AM

I'll be at the RBC in blue and gold as always when our boys come to town.  Might even eat a baby or two.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:16 AM

I hate when we play the Hurricanes because CenterIce usually only offers the 'canes feed and they have the most annoying announcing team in the entire NHL.  ...gonna have to mute it the whole game...

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:19 AM

View Postsabres4life19, on 05 March 2013 - 09:41 AM, said:

Enroth needs to play tonight, heard miller interview on GR this morning about how he felt his legs giving out during the rangers game and how he's just trying to find any rest he can.

He has already played 4 games in 6 nights and this will make it 5 games in 8 nights. He's playing at a very high level but everyone could see in the shootout miller was just beat tired

Let Miller decide which of the next two games he wants off.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:21 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 05 March 2013 - 09:54 AM, said:

Flynn is already up for Vanek.

i know flynns up i actually forgot that Scott is available.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:28 AM

View PostBRAWNDO, on 05 March 2013 - 10:19 AM, said:

Let Miller decide which of the next two games he wants off.
I agree...I think Miller should decide, we really need the points.  On the other hand, could Enroth be extra fired up to prove he's worthy of playing?

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:31 AM

View PostBarDown, on 05 March 2013 - 10:28 AM, said:

I agree...I think Miller should decide, we really need the points.  On the other hand, could Enroth be extra fired up to prove he's worthy of playing?

You've got to think Enroth is on his last life. Fairly or unfairly, if he screws the pooch again he might be done for the season/buffalo

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:33 AM

Apparently we will be facing Justin Peters in net tonight

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:33 AM

View PostThirtyEight, on 05 March 2013 - 10:31 AM, said:

You've got to think Enroth is on his last life. Fairly or unfairly, if he screws the pooch again he might be done for the season/buffalo
Absolutely true...maybe he rises to the occasion.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

View PostCOSabre, on 05 March 2013 - 10:16 AM, said:

I hate when we play the Hurricanes because CenterIce usually only offers the 'canes feed and they have the most annoying announcing team in the entire NHL.  ...gonna have to mute it the whole game...
Worst. Announcer. In. Hockey.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:43 AM

View PostLGR4GM, on 05 March 2013 - 10:37 AM, said:

Worst. Announcer. In. Hockey.

I've always wondered why they never simulcast Chuck Kaiton - the best radio only guy in the game.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:52 AM

My flight into Orlando lands just before game time, so if I'm lucky I'll catch about half the game at Miler's Ale House on Alafaya.... if any Orlando peeps want to join me.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:00 AM

Justin Peters in Goal for Canes, maybe that makes it easier to play Jhonas..

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

View Postsabres4life19, on 05 March 2013 - 10:33 AM, said:

Apparently we will be facing Justin Peters in net tonight
Not surprised, when I was listening to the highlights of their last game when Ward went down, they were talking about how Ellis was supposed to have that night off to rest (or maybe it was an extra day to recover from illness), but he didn't get the night off cause Ward went down and he had to come in. (I thought it was weird they were talking about the backup goalie getting rest/night off)

I guess Buffalo should throw this game, wouldn't want their record to be tainted by only beating teams backup goalies............

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:27 AM

View Postsabres4life19, on 05 March 2013 - 09:48 AM, said:

Vanek is a big question mark, if he cant go i assume we make an emergency call up?

he plays

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

View Postapuszczalowski, on 05 March 2013 - 11:24 AM, said:

Not surprised, when I was listening to the highlights of their last game when Ward went down, they were talking about how Ellis was supposed to have that night off to rest (or maybe it was an extra day to recover from illness), but he didn't get the night off cause Ward went down and he had to come in. (I thought it was weird they were talking about the backup goalie getting rest/night off)

I guess Buffalo should throw this game, wouldn't want their record to be tainted by only beating teams backup goalies............

Ellis would have started, but he's taken ill according to to Kirk Muller:

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Carolina coach Kirk Muller says goalie Dan Ellis is sick, so Justin Peters (called up for injured Cam Ward) will start against Sabres.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 05 March 2013 - 11:29 AM, said:

Ellis would have started, but he's taken ill according to to Kirk Muller:

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Carolina coach Kirk Muller says goalie Dan Ellis is sick, so Justin Peters (called up for injured Cam Ward) will start against Sabres.

So a couple quick goals could be very damaging to the canes

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

Looking better for HDTV:
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Thomas Vanek is on the ice for Sabres as they come out for their morning skate. He's expected to play after missing two games with injury

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:32 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 05 March 2013 - 11:29 AM, said:

Ellis would have started, but he's taken ill according to to Kirk Muller:

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Carolina coach Kirk Muller says goalie Dan Ellis is sick, so Justin Peters (called up for injured Cam Ward) will start against Sabres.
thanks, that explains why they mentioned him not getting the start in their last game in the highlights.

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 05 March 2013 - 11:30 AM, said:

Looking better for HDTV:
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Thomas Vanek is on the ice for Sabres as they come out for their morning skate. He's expected to play after missing two games with injury
Anyone know what the injury was?
Hopefully it wasn't as serious as Richards injury...............

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:32 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 05 March 2013 - 11:30 AM, said:

Looking better for HDTV:
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Thomas Vanek is on the ice for Sabres as they come out for their morning skate. He's expected to play after missing two games with injury

Great news.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:35 AM

Side Note:
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Leopold & Leino also on the ice today.--^KS

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:38 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 05 March 2013 - 11:29 AM, said:

@BuffNewsVogl
Carolina coach Kirk Muller says goalie Dan Ellis is sick, so Justin Peters (called up for injured Cam Ward) will start against Sabres.

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 05 March 2013 - 11:30 AM, said:

@BuffNewsVogl
Thomas Vanek is on the ice for Sabres as they come out for their morning skate. He's expected to play after missing two games with injury

If Miller plays tonight, I'll call the game for us right now.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

View PostThirtyEight, on 05 March 2013 - 11:29 AM, said:

So a couple quick goals could be very damaging to the canes

The reverse is also true, IMO, therefore, I say Miller plays tonight.  He is playing well and really got his mojo working at the end of the Ranger game.  He also has had a few days rest.

I say Enroth starts the next game.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 05 March 2013 - 11:35 AM, said:

Side Note:
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Leopold & Leino also on the ice today.--^KS
You just had to kill the good vibes we had going here.......

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:43 AM

Wannik's back? Yes! Big win coming tonight. He's gonna reclaim the league lead in scoring tonight.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:44 AM

View Postapuszczalowski, on 05 March 2013 - 11:42 AM, said:

You just had to kill the good vibes we had going here.......

Leino on ice could be good news.

Leo too if he's shipped out in a deal.

No to Brennan IMO:
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Sabres defense pairs in morning skate: Ehrhoff-Myers, Regehr-Sekera, Brennan-Weber, Pardy-Leopold. Brennan could be back for power play.

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 05 March 2013 - 11:46 AM.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:46 AM

View Postqwksndmonster, on 05 March 2013 - 11:43 AM, said:

Wannik's back? Yes! Big win coming tonight. He's gonna reclaim the league lead in scoring tonight.

A 10 point night for the Van ... Wow!!





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