Friday, October 24, 2008

Sabres and Wild Still Unbeaten in Regulation

The Sabres ended pulling another game out of their asses with a Derek Roy overtime winner last night in Minnesota. The Sabres came from two goals down again to beat the Wild 4-3. The Sabres dug another hole in Minnesota in almost the same way they dug a hole against the Bruins on Tuesday. The Sabres jumped out to an early one goal lead on an another pretty goal by Drew Stafford. The Wild came back and scored three more, one with the help by Ryan Miller scoring on his own net. The Sabres woke back up, scored two late in the third 46 seconds apart and then finished the game off in overtime.

All in all, the effort put forth by the Sabres was not half bad. The Wild caught them off guard in the second by pressing the trap more which created more odd-man rushes for the Wild. And according to Harry Neale last night, the more odd-man rushes you give up to a team, the more likely they are to score on them. Go figure. Drew Stafford impressed me the most coming into this game with his much improved game play over last season. Stafford has two goals and one assist in the first seven games but looks more relaxed playing the right wing with Roy and Vanek. Stafford looked nervous and out of place most of last season and he might have the perfect fit on that line.

We are introducing a new feature to our game reviews.If the Goose's Roost can give out the Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, we can do the Blue-footed Booby. This award will go out to the biggest bonehead of the game. The Booby prize goes to Ryan Miller. While he looked pretty good in net all net you can't overlook the fact that he scored on his own net. You just can't.

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