Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Sabres/Leafs Preview

The last game of the QEW rivalry is tonight in at the ACC. The Leafs have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs a couple of days ago and because of that, the Toronto Star is reporting that Andrew Raycroft is playing tonight in place of Vesa Toskala. Raycroft over his career has a 3.06 GAA and a .891 SV% against the Sabres. He last played on February 5th against the Panthers when he allowed 4 goals on 11 shots. Since then, Toskala has gotten on a hot streak going 17-11-2 in the last 30 games that he has played in.

The Sabres are going to need help to get into the playoffs with the 7th and 8th spots each having 91 points with 3 games left. If the Sabres win out, they will have 92 points. There is only one game on the scoreboard watching front and that is the Capitals vs. Hurricanes starting at 7. In terms of the Sabres hopes, we really want the Hurricanes to win. The Capitals have 88 points with only 3 games left. The Sabres hopes of making this race are very, very slim. But it never hurts to hope.

Here's to game time at 7:30 on MSG. Of course he would be a Leafs fan.

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