Friday, November 21, 2008

Game 18: Sabres/Flyers Preview

The Sabres coughed up another beauty of a game on Wednesday night against the Bruins. The Sabres scored four goals in the first period and subsequently lost the game 7-4. Tonight, they take on the much hated Flyers at 7:30 at the Bank. Good news about tonight is the benching of Maxim Afinogenov and the bringing up of Mark Mancari. Mancari is second in the AHL this season in total points with 25. He has 11 goals and 14 assists on the year. Max has just been plain awful and most Sabres fans would like to see him on the first train out of town. Unfortunately, not a lot of teams are looking for a turnover a game winger that is more of a me first player.

The Flyers are going to be without hometown goat Danny Briere with a groin injury and defenseman Ossi Vaananen who will be out with a finger injury. Jon Kalinski has been called up from the Phantoms and will be making his NHL debut tonight. Kalinski has 5 points on the season in 16 games (2 goals, 3 assists). Screw the stats today, we need something to rally the troops. Not sure if the Sabres need any Flyer inspiration though. Thanks to tgetman of First Time Long Time for the idea:

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