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#1 bob_sauve28

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:49 PM

With three game sevens on tonight made me think of how exciting that has been when Sabres have one. What were some of your favorite memories of Sabres Game Sevens?

Brad park's ot winner still bothers me, lol

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:05 PM

Great topic.

A graveyard of memories.

Except for 97 of course. That tying goal by Plante was nucking futs.

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:35 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 30 April 2014 - 07:05 PM, said:

Great topic.

A graveyard of memories.

Except for 97 of course. That tying goal by Plante was nucking futs.
That was a frustrating series! Low scoring and the pesky Sens wouldn't go away

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:24 PM

Screw Ron Tugnutt.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:24 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 30 April 2014 - 11:24 PM, said:

Screw Ron Tugnutt.

Screw Ron Rugnutt? Why? That Plante softie was epic, we should be sending him wine every christmas.

Screw Ed Belfour instead :wallbash:

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:11 AM

Since the Sabres all time record in game 7's is 1 and 5, I'd have to agree with PA ... a graveyard of memories, except for '97.

That goal by friggin' Brad Park is one of my worst, most painful, memories as a Sabres fan.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:20 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 01 May 2014 - 11:11 AM, said:

Since the Sabres all time record in game 7's is 1 and 5, I'd have to agree with PA ... a graveyard of memories, except for '97.

That goal by friggin' Brad Park is one of my worst, most painful, memories as a Sabres fan.

It's worse. 1-6. Losses in 83, 92, 94, 01, 06 and 11.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:06 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 01 May 2014 - 01:20 PM, said:

It's worse. 1-6. Losses in 83, 92, 94, 01, 06 and 11.

Ooofff,

Wonder which one I missed.

Oh, well.  No matter.  It is worse than I thought.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:56 PM

Fargin Brad Park....and having to hear Canes fans yak for the next year after '06 are my two worst memories. Out of the 30-40 people who regularly gave me ###### after that series, I only hear a peep about hockey in general from maybe two of them now.  Yes I know bandwagoners are everywhere, but here it's taken to new heights.

I was there for the Plante goal, so I got that going for me, which is nice.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:06 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 01 May 2014 - 01:20 PM, said:

It's worse. 1-6. Losses in 83, 92, 94, 01, 06 and 11.

The record in elimination games is only slightly better:  3-8.  They won three-game series in '76 and '78, lost one in '79, and lost a five-game series in '85.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:13 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 01 May 2014 - 01:20 PM, said:



It's worse. 1-6. Losses in 83, 92, 94, 01, 06 and 11.
The '92 game, if I remember right, LaFontain had an empty net standing him in the face in ot but he was on his backhand and as he was switch to his forehand to shoot it just took too long and someone reached and got a stick on the puck and it went wide. He should have just flipped it in on his back hand!! And wasn't the goal against a real softy?

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:37 AM

View PostPASabreFan, on 01 May 2014 - 01:20 PM, said:

It's worse. 1-6. Losses in 83, 92, 94, 01, 06 and 11.

Ugly numbers.....

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 09:05 AM

View Postbob_sauve28, on 01 May 2014 - 03:13 PM, said:

The '92 game, if I remember right, LaFontain had an empty net standing him in the face in ot but he was on his backhand and as he was switch to his forehand to shoot it just took too long and someone reached and got a stick on the puck and it went wide. He should have just flipped it in on his back hand!! And wasn't the goal against a real softy?

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:51 AM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 01 May 2014 - 02:56 PM, said:

Fargin Brad Park....

I'm betting Brad Park is better remembered in Buffalo than Boston or New York.
Not that that is a good thing.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:54 AM

View PostPASabreFan, on 02 May 2014 - 09:05 AM, said:

Gurtler warning:



God, that chance by LaFontaine was even bigger than I remember. He literally has a full second to put that in on his backhand, and then goes forehand.

Shades of Drew Stafford :wallbash:

Edited by Kristian, 02 May 2014 - 11:54 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:17 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 01 May 2014 - 01:20 PM, said:

It's worse. 1-6. Losses in 83, 92, 94, 01, 06 and 11.

I don't know which number is more surprising, that they've only won 1 game 7, or that they've only been in 7 of them over these 40+ years.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:21 PM

View Postshrader, on 02 May 2014 - 12:17 PM, said:

I don't know which number is more surprising, that they've only won 1 game 7, or that they've only been in 7 of them over these 40+ years.

They are 21-29 all time in series, I think (I could have missed one here or there).  So they win more efficiently, and make opponents work harder when they lose.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 10:28 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 02 May 2014 - 09:05 AM, said:



Gurtler warning:



Thanks PA!! That was awesome!!! I guess it wasn't an empty net but almost a goal.
That team was alright. Wood, Corkum, Tanti, Hannan, Bodger, Dale H. Etc.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:38 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 30 April 2014 - 07:05 PM, said:

Except for 97 of course. That tying goal by Plante was nucking futs.
YES! I was in 8th grade...I remember asking my Father if they won, could I get a Hasek jersey? (Hasek wasn't playing, Shields was in goal.)

I'll never forget that goal for as long as I live, it was so loud, I could not hear myself think...and random people were hugging me! lol.

(And thankfully, Steve Shields got my Father to break and spend $200+ on a Dominik Hasek jersey...I just wish I could get it signed!)

Edited by Bob Malooga, 05 May 2014 - 02:39 PM.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:07 AM

View PostPASabreFan, on 02 May 2014 - 09:05 AM, said:

Gurtler warning:

Throw the kids a beer party. What could go wrong?