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GDT: Buffalo @ Detroit 12-27-2016, 7:56pm est

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#361 Murray's Rats

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:00 PM

last PK vs last PP, was bound to happen :P

because buffalo?

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:00 PM

BEAUTY..

Thank god one of us stayed up, peter is dead still hahah


Peter. Damn. I wanted it to be something like Stellan or Henrik or even Mikael.

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:20 PM

Three best players for the Sabres have to be Kane, Eichel and Lehner.  But I also think Sam had his best game at center.  He had the goal, but defensively I thought he did very well.  Maybe not ROR well, but if he can play that well defensively during Ryan's absence I think the Sabres will be okay.  That line wasn't terribly effective though; Okposo had an inconsistent game and seemed like he had trouble syncing up with Reinhart, and Girgs was largely invisible.  Even so, that line ate up their minutes.  They ended up -1 each though.

 

I remarked during the game that I liked the game Foligno and Carrier were having.  Both of them were physical presences on the ice, Foligno with the fight and an assist on Eichel's goal, and a lot of good play to maintain possession for the Sabres, and disrupt the Red Wings.  Carrier was a physical force as well, with a team-high 6 hits.

 

I think the team took a step forward today, managing to win without one of their best players on the ice.  They played inspired, desperate hockey for much of the game, with good positioning that made their active sticks effective.  Detroit didn't have too many periods of sustained offensive zone time.

 

Still, in the third period, they did lay back a bit once they scored the go-ahead goal.  I really wish this team would go for that extra goal and really put their boot on the opposing team's throat.



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:27 PM

Okposo hasn't really looked right in the last 3-4 games it seems

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:36 PM

He had moments tonight, but I think he's missing ROR.



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:49 PM

I'll take a win. Kane looked good. Eichel looked like he had a rocket shoved up him on the back check. Zetterberg spent the entire game shooting at Lenny's head and got lucky once. Watching Eichel undress Vanek for his goal was nice and gave me horrible flashbacks at the same time. As did Vanek's goal, I mean the flashbacks, nothing nice about that.

On to the next one...

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 12:04 AM

I lied... I didn't start with a 10% abv beer... I was actually sober through 2 period of play.

 

But the vodka set in quickly.

 

Okay.. Eichel has GOT to stop just throwing the puck around. He's got a long way to go... but the good news is that he's getting there.  His shot is ridiculous and his goal was a great example of "Dude, I don't need the goalies head to put it up that high."  It was sweet and that's what we need to more often.  His throwing passes around because he THINKS guys are there has to stop.

 

No hate on him.. but he's gotta be more disciplined on some parts of his game.

 

Lehner is killing me following the puck.  He's like a dog and a ball.. go fetch.. oh sorry boy, I didn't throw it.. fooled you.

 

Still trapped in their end too much... just not strong enough there.

 

Kane... great game.  His hands looked a little slower on the fight but we can give him a pass.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 12:05 AM

Eichel's goal left me feeling like I need to ask everyone I see tomorrow if they saw "the goal". It left me giddy knowing that guy is ours. Unreal.

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 12:32 AM

Eichel's goal left me feeling like I need to ask everyone I see tomorrow if they saw "the goal". It left me giddy knowing that guy is ours. Unreal.


Good way to describe it. Jack frequently does awesome things. But every once in awhile, he does truly special things. Tonight's goal was truly special.

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 01:09 AM

Good way to describe it. Jack frequently does awesome things. But every once in awhile, he does truly special things. Tonight's goal was truly special.


Scrapbook material?

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 01:35 AM

Scrapbook material?


Absolutely! Recency bias notwithstanding, I think this is an instant classic.. one that might have a place on Eichel's career highlight film (20 years and multiple cups later ;) )

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 07:51 AM

Eichel's goal left me feeling like I need to ask everyone I see tomorrow if they saw "the goal". It left me giddy knowing that guy is ours. Unreal.

I thought the shootout roofjob on Lehner the other game was the sickest move to the top of the net I'd ever seen. Then this. This wasn't top shelf, this was some sick ceiling nook where Papa hid the Ho Hos.

 

Scrapbook material?

I wuzza jussboutta do it.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:43 AM

we give Lehner a lot of crap, but for me he was a huge part in the win last night, any goalie with 40 + saves gives his team a chance to win.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 09:42 AM

we give Lehner a lot of crap, but for me he was a huge part in the win last night, any goalie with 40 + saves gives his team a chance to win.

Lehner is scary to watch. Then again so is our defense.

Edited by PromoTheRobot, 28 December 2016 - 09:43 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:04 AM

Lehner is scary to watch. Then again so is our defense.

I mentioned the other day that I don't watch the games, but I do watch the condensed highlights on sabres.com which has a lot more than just scoring plays. Last night seemed like a train wreck for Lehner on numerous occasions. Can you superimpose Lehner onto the high pressure of a playoff series? His skillset, his temperament... I just don't see it how it works.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:15 AM

If you want to feel good about our team, go to HF board and read the GDT of the opposing team.

 

Wings fans are starting to give up on their team, seems like no good player left besides zetterberg.


Also feeling bad for Vanek, that Wings team is a mess, seems like one of few bright spots on that team.

At least he will fetch them a 1st round pick if he can score some more goals.

 

I'm left wondering though, at 2.5 mill a year, and buffalo being his 1st choice over the summer, still don't know why he isn't with us.

We got 3 centers in Eichel, Samson and O'Reilly that can feed him the puck, and our 2nd PP would look much better.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:23 AM

I thought the shootout roofjob on Lehner the other game was the sickest move to the top of the net I'd ever seen. Then this. This wasn't top shelf, this was some sick ceiling nook where Papa hid the Ho Hos.

I wuzza jussboutta do it.


PA is Jar Jar Binks. Suddenly a whole lot of things make sense :P

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:26 AM

PA is Jar Jar Binks. Suddenly a whole lot of things make sense :P

 

There's no way PA is a Sith lord. 


http://darthjarjar.c...by-lumpawarroo/



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:27 AM

There's no way PA is a Sith lord.


http://darthjarjar.c...by-lumpawarroo/


Really? I was thinking there's no way PA isn't a Sith Lord.

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:46 AM

PTR's anti-Lehner thing is fine, until the Bogosian collision happened last night. Find me a goalie that doesn't flop to the ground for less than that. He got jabbed in the throat, and the ensuing bruise thing looked pretty bad. Imagine if Lundqvist, Bishop, Howard, or Smith was our goalie? We'd see dives for absolutely nothing every single night. 



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 12:05 PM

If you want to feel good about our team, go to HF board and read the GDT of the opposing team.

Wings fans are starting to give up on their team, seems like no good player left besides zetterberg.

Also feeling bad for Vanek, that Wings team is a mess, seems like one of few bright spots on that team.
At least he will fetch them a 1st round pick if he can score some more goals.

I'm left wondering though, at 2.5 mill a year, and buffalo being his 1st choice over the summer, still don't know why he isn't with us.
We got 3 centers in Eichel, Samson and O'Reilly that can feed him the puck, and our 2nd PP would look much better.

Watching Eichel's goal reminds me of all I need to know about Vanek. Jack makes an all world play but Tom's defense was straight out of matador city.

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 12:08 PM

Lol @tops commercial featuring wrecks n rob riding their tandem bike over the falls

hahaha - yeah,  hilarious that Tops didn't pull the commercials!!!   I laughed when I saw those two idiots!   Major fail right there!


Fortunate that they blew the whistle.  The puck was still bouncing around.

 

Oh, and...

 

get-real-lexus-meme.jpg

 

I'll be glad when the Christmas season (and this ad campaign) is over.


 

Drunk already, amirite?  ;)

You mean you didn't get a Lexus for Christmas?   I think most of us did.  ;)  



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 12:09 PM

I like the win but I'm not encouraged with how Detroit was able to have the puck and shoot the puck a lot more than us. They're a terrible team. We aren't much better.

And yet, wins over the Bruins can put us in a pretty good spot, I'd imagine.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 12:17 PM

Wow, I was just thrilled at the outcome last night.   I knew they would win - as I didn't have tickets to watch.   My son in law checked - the cheapest he could find were $150 tickets (usually $40-50)  - probably because of the big celebration of the 97 Wings team last night.  :(     At least Sabres spoiled the celebration  


Good way to describe it. Jack frequently does awesome things. But every once in awhile, he does truly special things. Tonight's goal was truly special.

 

I'm so accustomed to Buffalo players shooting right into the goalie's stomach or chest - like that would do something. Nice to see actual shooting SKILL in action.   Awesome win -  Kane was the player we all hoped he'd be last night - if only we could find a way to make it last!!!  



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:06 PM

You mean you didn't get a Lexus for Christmas?   I think most of us did.   ;)

 

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