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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 01:35 AM

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GAME DISCUSSION THREAD
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GAME #72: BUF (20-43-8) at MTL (40-26-7) – TUE MAR 25 – 7:30 PM EDT – MSG-B, BELL TVWGR-550

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Final Lineup

82 Marcus Foligno – 63 Tyler Ennis – 21 Drew Stafford ("A")
88 Cory Conacher – 19 Cody Hodgson – 17 Torrey Mitchell
44 Nicolas Deslauriers – 65 Brian Flynn – 27 Matt D’Agostini
32 John Scott – 37 Matt Ellis23 Ville Leino
X: 28 Zemgus Girgensons (LBI), 80 Chris Stewart (ankle), 24 Zenon Konopka (back)

10 Christian Ehrhoff ("A") – 57 Tyler Myers
20 Henrik Tallinder ("A") – 5 Chad Ruhwedel
6 Mike Weber – 4 Jamie McBain
X: 52 Alexander Sulzer (LBI)

31 Matt Hackett
50 Nathan Lieuwen
X: 1 Jhonas Enroth (LBI), 34 Michal Neuvirth (LBI)

Lineup News & Notes
F Zemgus Girgensons (LBI), F Chris Stewart (ankle), F Ville Leino (healthy), D Alex Sulzer (LBI), D Tyler Myers (elbow), and G Michal Neuvirth were scratches in Sunday's 4-2 loss at Vancouver.

Weekly Transactions
03/24: Assigned D Rasmus Ristolainen to Rochester (AHL).

According to the Stats
In the last 10 games, the Sabres have gone 2-8-0.
Tyler Ennis has a goal and an assist in the past two games and three goals in his past six.
Cory Conacher has two goals and three assists in eight games.


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Final Lineup

67 Max Pacioretty – 51 David Desharnais – 20 Thomas Vanek
17 Rene Bourque – 48 Daniel Briere – 21 Brian Gionta ("C")
27 Alex Galchenyuk – 14 Tomas Plekanec – 11 Brendan Gallagher
49 Michaël Bournival – 81 Lars Eller – 53 Ryan White
X: 8 Brandon Prust (UBI), 22 Dale Weise (undisclosed), 15 George Parros (healthy),  32 Travis Moen (undisclosed)

24 Jared Tinordi – 76 PK Subban

74 Alexei Emelin – 79 Andrei Markov ("A")
6 Douglas Murray – 43 Mike Weaver
X: 55 Francis Bouillon (healthy), 26 Josh Gorges (hand)

31 Carey Price
30 Peter Budaj

Lineup News & Notes
Montreal scratched F Brandon Prust, F George Parros, F Ryan White, C Lars Eller, D Jared Tinordi, and D Josh Gorges in Monday's 2-1 SO win at Boston.

Weekly Transactions
03/24: Recalled Michaël Bournival from Hamilton (AHL).


According to the Stats
In the Last 10 games, Montreal has gone 6-4-0.
Alexei Emelin has a goal and three assists in his past five games.
Brian Gionta has a goal and two assists in the past two games.

PREGAME LINKS
03/23 – GAME RECAP: SABRES WASTE QUICK START IN LOSS TO CANUCKS (Kevin Snow – Sabres.com)
03/24 – GAME RECAP: STREAK SNAPPERS (The Canadian Press)
03/25 – Canadiens continue playoff push against Sabres (Sean McCullen – NHL.com)
03/24 – Sabres Myers is back with the team, Ristolainen sent down (Paul Hamilton - WGR.com)
03/24 – Game Preview: 3/25/14 at Montreal Canadiens (Ian Ott – Sabres PR)

03/25 – Sabres at Canadiens Game Notes PDF (Sabres.com)
03/25 – Press Clips: 3/25/14 at Montreal Canadiens (Ian Ott – Sabres PR)

03/25 – Ted Nolan speaks with the media following Tuesday's morning skate at the Bell Centre. <4:39>
03/25 – Nolan on WGR: Contract 'should be done' (WGR.com)
03/25 – THE MORNING SKATE: MYERS READY TO RUN WILD IN RETURN (Chris Ryndak – Sabres.com)
03/25 – Dan Dunleavy previews Tuesday night's game against the Canadiens at the Bell Centre. <2:32>
03/25 – Ville Leino speaks with the media following Tuesday's morning skate at the Bell Centre. <3:09>
03/25 – Tyler Myers speaks with the media following Tuesday's morning skate at the Bell Centre. <2:37>

03/25 – Game preview: MTL vs. BUF (Canadiens.com)
03/25 – Teppo Numminen speaks with Sabres.com prior to Tuesday night's game against the Canadiens. <0:53>

POSTGAME LINKS
03/25 – NHL POST-GAME NEWSLETTER: Buffalo Sabres @ Montréal Canadiens (NHL.com)
03/26 – GAME RECAP: SABRES PENALTY WOES CONTINUE IN LOSS TO HABS (Chris Ryndak – Sabres.com)
03/25 – Brian Duff recaps the Sabres 2-0 loss to the Canadiens. <2:15>
03/25 – Ted Nolan speaks with the media following the Sabres 2-0 loss to the Canadiens. <2:33>
03/25 – Christian Ehrhoff speaks with Brian Duff and Brad May following the Sabres 2-0 loss to the Canadiens. <2:51>

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 26 March 2014 - 04:36 AM.


#2 kishoph

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 04:14 AM

It would be nice to see Tyler Myers back in the line-up, his ability to start a rush out of his own end has been surely missed. IMO, not being able to gain control of the puck and start any kind of a rush up ice is the biggest problem with this teams offensive woes. I can't understand why some of the defensemen continue to just toss the puck into the neutral zone in hopes of a forward retrieving it, instead of skating a few feet more and gradually moving the puck up. There's very few players on this team that will keep the puck in their possession for more than a second or two, instead they just whack the puck in basically any direction as soon as it hits their sticks. I have a hard time believing that it's all do to a lack of skill, after all these are NHL (some AHL) players, I'd say it's more due to lack of confidence, coaching, or just not giving a ######.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:56 AM

Whenever we play Montreal, I want poutine

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:34 AM

Montreal played a great, inspired game last night that was awesome to watch. I can't even remember what it feels like to care if this team wins or loses (let alone have an atmosphere like it was in Boston last night.) Montreal is going to run over our guys tonight as they will springboard off that emotional win. It is getting tougher and tougher to even look at that lineup posted above......

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:44 AM

View Postkishoph, on 25 March 2014 - 04:14 AM, said:

I'd say it's more due to lack of confidence, coaching, or just not giving a ######.

At this point of the season, it's just not giving a ######.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:01 AM

View PostCallawaySabres, on 25 March 2014 - 08:34 AM, said:

Montreal played a great, inspired game last night that was awesome to watch. I can't even remember what it feels like to care if this team wins or loses (let alone have an atmosphere like it was in Boston last night.) Montreal is going to run over our guys tonight as they will springboard off that emotional win. It is getting tougher and tougher to even look at that lineup posted above......
I'd say 9 of the players currently on the Sabres should be in the AHL or not playing at all.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:25 AM

View PostNeuvirths Glove, on 25 March 2014 - 08:44 AM, said:

At this point of the season, it's just not giving a ######.
Which sounds about right when you're 30th in the league.

Sabres fans should take everything they see -- good and bad -- for the rest of the season with a grain of salt.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:27 AM

Gotta get to the gym early so that I can get home in time.  No reason not to watch tonight, as I've missed the last 3 or so games.  Definitely need a hockey fix (why am I looking to Sabres for that? idk). :huh:

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:45 AM

View PostLGR4GM, on 25 March 2014 - 09:01 AM, said:


I'd say 9 of the players currently on the Sabres should be in the AHL or not playing at all.

That is being generous. I was thinking more like 12-13.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:47 AM

View Postwyldnwoody44, on 25 March 2014 - 06:56 AM, said:

Whenever we play Montreal, I want poutine

Whenever I'm breathing I want poutine.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:57 AM

And when is that, d4rk?

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:00 AM

View PostNeuvirths Glove, on 25 March 2014 - 09:57 AM, said:

And when is that, d4rk?

ALL DAY ERRY DAY

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:08 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 25 March 2014 - 01:35 AM, said:

GDT: Buffalo at Montreal 3-25-14 at 7:30 PM EDT


Qui donne une merde?

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:25 AM

They're going to beat us over the head with their frog legs.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:37 AM

View PostCallawaySabres, on 25 March 2014 - 08:34 AM, said:

Montreal played a great, inspired game last night that was awesome to watch. I can't even remember what it feels like to care if this team wins or loses (let alone have an atmosphere like it was in Boston last night.) Montreal is going to run over our guys tonight as they will springboard off that emotional win. It is getting tougher and tougher to even look at that lineup posted above......
If anything I expect the exact opposite reaction from last nights game.  I think they will be physically and emotionally spent and come out like dogs.  I still think they win, just not this springboard effect.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:50 AM

I'll miss this one as I got some free tickets to the Canes-Isles game, so in an extremely rare event...I'm actually a Canes fan tonight.  :blink:

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:07 AM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 25 March 2014 - 10:50 AM, said:

I'll miss this one as I got some free tickets to the Canes-Isles game, so in an extremely rare event...I'm actually a Canes fan tonight.  :blink:

WoAh!!!

you hold your tongue sir! That is blasphemy!!!  you're just rooting for the Isles to lose is all...

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:22 AM

I'll be in Montreal next week for work.  Looking forward to some poutine.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:37 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 25 March 2014 - 10:00 AM, said:



ALL DAY ERRY DAY
Touchee, ever have Montreal smoked meat on top? Makes it that much better

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:39 AM

View Postwyldnwoody44, on 25 March 2014 - 11:37 AM, said:

Touchee, ever have Montreal smoked meat on top? Makes it that much better

My buddy actually manages the Smoke's Poutinerie in downtown Montreal. What. A. Restaurant.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:45 AM

03/25 – Sabres at Canadiens Game Notes PDF (Sabres.com)
03/25 – Press Clips: 3/25/14 at Montreal Canadiens (Ian Ott – Sabres PR)


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:53 AM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 25 March 2014 - 10:50 AM, said:

I'll miss this one as I got some free tickets to the Canes-Isles game, so in an extremely rare event...I'm actually a Canes fan tonight.  :blink:
You're disgusting.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:55 AM

Interesting thoughts from Leino:

http://blogs.buffalo...ossibility.html

View PostClaude_Verret, on 25 March 2014 - 10:50 AM, said:

I'll miss this one as I got some free tickets to the Canes-Isles game, so in an extremely rare event...I'm actually a Canes fan tonight.  :blink:

Aren't we all Canes Fans Tonight?

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:11 PM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 25 March 2014 - 10:50 AM, said:

I'll miss this one as I got some free tickets to the Canes-Isles game, so in an extremely rare event...I'm actually a Canes fan tonight.  :blink:

You'll still be pillaging and eating babies though, right?

RIGHT?

View PostBRAWNDO, on 25 March 2014 - 11:55 AM, said:

Interesting thoughts from Leino:

http://blogs.buffalo...ossibility.html

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"I’ll just try to make plays, work hard and try to create some offense, create some chances," Leino said in Bell Centre. "That’s my game. I can’t be anyone else."

But you haven't done any of that, all year.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:17 PM

View PostLGR4GM, on 25 March 2014 - 09:01 AM, said:

I'd say 9 of the players currently on the Sabres should be in the AHL or not playing at all.

Sad thing is we need these clowns around for one more year of the tank!

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:20 PM

I say sabrespace makes a trip to a buffalo game in Carolina.  Cause some havoc

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:24 PM

More Leino Fun Facts:

Buffalo Sabres Stats@SabresStats 42m

Teenage rookie defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen has more shots on goal (37) in 24 games than Ville Leino (34 shots) has in 50 games. #Sabres


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

A regulation loss tonight puts Buffalo one point away from clinching a top five pick.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:42 PM

03/25 – Ted Nolan speaks with the media following Tuesday's morning skate at the Bell Centre. <4:39>

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 25 March 2014 - 09:47 AM, said:

Whenever I'm breathing I want poutine.
Beat me to it.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:51 PM

03/25 – Nolan on WGR: Contract 'should be done' (WGR.com)

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:51 PM

View Postqwksndmonster, on 25 March 2014 - 12:46 PM, said:

Beat me to it.

Getting hot just thinking about it?

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:54 PM

View PostTankalicious, on 25 March 2014 - 12:38 PM, said:

A regulation loss tonight puts Buffalo one point away from clinching a top five pick.

No surprise there.

I cannot wait to get past the draft and into the full upswing of this rebuild.

either way, I will still be sitting here rooting on the team.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 01:07 PM

03/25 – THE MORNING SKATE: MYERS READY TO RUN WILD IN RETURN (Chris Ryndak – Sabres.com)

PROJECTED LINEUP
82 Marcus Foligno – 63 Tyler Ennis – 21 Drew Stafford
88 Cory Conacher – 19 Cody Hodgson – 17 Torrey Mitchell
44 Nicolas Deslauriers – 65 Brian Flynn – 27 Matt D’Agostini
32 John Scott – 37 Matt Ellis – 23 Ville Leino

10 Christian Ehrhoff – 57 Tyler Myers
6 Mike Weber – 4 Jamie McBain
20 Henrik Tallinder – 5 Chad Ruhwedel

31 Matt Hackett
50 Nathan Lieuwen

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 01:55 PM

View PostJJFIVEOH, on 25 March 2014 - 12:51 PM, said:

Getting hot just thinking about it?
I'm wet.

MY FACE I'M CRYING

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:17 PM

03/25 – Dan Dunleavy previews Tuesday night's game against the Canadiens at the Bell Centre <2:32>

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

If 6, 4, 5, and 20 start over 55 I'm not watching.

Nevermind, I guess he got sent down.  Was he an emergency call up?  Is he just going back down to win the AHL?

DOUBLE EDIT: yes and yes

Edited by qwksndmonster, 25 March 2014 - 02:42 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:38 PM

03/25 – Ville Leino speaks with the media following Tuesday's morning skate at the Bell Centre. <3:09>
03/25 – Tyler Myers speaks with the media following Tuesday's morning skate at the Bell Centre. <2:37>

03/25 – Game preview: MTL vs. BUF (Canadiens.com)

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 25 March 2014 - 03:08 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 03:46 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 25 March 2014 - 11:39 AM, said:

My buddy actually manages the Smoke's Poutinerie in downtown Montreal. What. A. Restaurant.

In my trips to MTL I've never tried Smoke's. Looks like I might have to stop in.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 03:48 PM

View PostChileanSeaBass, on 25 March 2014 - 03:46 PM, said:

In my trips to MTL I've never tried Smoke's. Looks like I might have to stop in.

Surely it's "La fumee", non?





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