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  1. VS Your 7-1-1 Buffalo Sabres play the 2nd leg of a west coast back to back/home to home game against the San Jose Sharks. After a successful road trip of winning the last 2 games and being the #1 team in the Eastern Conference and tied for the #1 spot in the League and the fancy stats not showing so far that this is not a total contradiction to the actual truth, this wouldn't be The Aud Club without wanting someone kicked off the 2nd line, preferably someone on the 3rd line also and our resident DMan who still sucks but we expect a top 6 forward in return for a trade and our top line just isn't holding up in 5v5. Meanwhile the Sabres are 4-0 at home and hopefully that trend will continue tonight. All 4 lines are contributing in different ways and in different games, another trend we'd like to see continue. Are this years Sabres as good as the teams below, probably not but Dream On sabres fans (Dream On)*. Courtesy of: https://sabresdigitalpressbox.com TONIGHT’S GAME SHARKS at SABRES This is the second of two meetings between the Sabres and Sharks this season. Last meeting: Buffalo defeated San Jose 4-3 in San Jose on Oct. 19 The Sabres are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Sharks; 7-2-1 at home. This is the 43rd game all-time between Buffalo and San Jose; Buffalo has a 26-10-6 series record. The Sabres are 18-2-1 at home against the Sharks all-time. THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY The Sabres are 9-8-0 all-time on October 22. October 22, 1972: Gilbert Perreault records six points (2+4) and Rick Martin scores four goals, including three in the third period, as the Sabres defeat the Atlanta Flames 7-2 at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. October 22, 2011: Brad Boyes plays in his 500th NHL game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. A STRONG START Regardless of tonight’s result, the Sabres’ record through the team’s first 10 games of the season will rank within the top five starts in franchise history: Rank Season Record Points 1st 2006-07 10-0-0 20 pts. T-2nd 1975-76 2009-10 8-1-1 8-1-1 17 pts. 4th 1972-73 6-0-4 16 pts. T-5th 1977-78 2019-20 7-2-1 7-1-1* 15 pts. Continuing the 50th Anniversary IMO the greatest Regular Season Teams in Sabres History: All stats are Sabre records: Best stretch of seasons: 1974-75 thru 1977-78 Team averaged 107 points per season, 1974-75 thru 1984-1985; Team averaged 100 points a season. (74’-75’) 113 Points in 80 games 1st in Goals For 354, 2nd in Goal Differential 114, 1st in Adams Division, 8 players with over 60 points scored, Jerry Korab just missed with 56 (which for a DMan has only been beaten by Phil Housley in Sabre History), Gary Bromley (4) and Roger Crozier (2) (Bromley actually played twice as many regular season games) were credited with 6 assists that year (Gerry Desjardins who only played 9 regular season games actually played ¾ of playoff games the other ¼ by Crozier). 4 players made the All-Star game, Rene Robert, Rick Martin, Don Luce and Jerry Korab. Rick Martin was 1st team NHL All Star Team and Rene Robert was 2nd team. Largest increase in points from previous year 37. (06’-07’) 113 Points in 82 games 1st in League In Points (only Sabre team to do so), 1st in Northeast Division, 1st in Eastern Conference, 6 players with over 60 points, set an NHL record of 10 straight road wins, tied an NHL record of winning their 1st 10 games before losing in a shootout. 3 members made All Star game team, Daniel Briere who also was MVP of game, Brian Campbell and Ryan Miller. Traded Marty (blue eyed) Biron at trade deadline. Made them 2nd because although tied in most points ever with 74’75’ team, they played 2 more games. (79’-80’) 110 Points in 80 games 1st in Adams Division, 1st in Prince of Wales Conference, drafted Mike Ramsey and Lindy Ruff with their 1st 2 picks, finished the season on a 14 game point streak, Jim Schoenfeld won NHL Plus/Minus Award (yes they gave those out back then) Bob Sauve and Don Edwards won the Vezina Trophy, all time Sabre Goal Differential season record +117, Danny Gare was NHL Goals Leader, Don Edwards, Danny Gare, Jim Schoenfeld were 2nd Team NHL All Stars, Bob Sauve posted league’s lowest goals against average (05’-06’) 110 Points in 82 games 2nd Largest increase in points from previous full season 25. 2nd in Northeast Division, 3rd in Eastern Conference. Record was 7-8 in first 15 games than went on to lose only 8 of their next 50 games. Only had 2 players play all 82 games, Ales Kotalik who ended up being 3rd leading scorer and LD Henrik Tallinder who broke his arm in the 3rd game of the Eastern Conference Finals and at the time was a +14 and led all players in the playoffs that year. Lindy Ruff was named the Jack Adams Award winner for coach of the year in the closest voting for this award up to that time. (89’-90’) 98 Points in 80 games Just to break up the 70’s teams and the 00’ teams. The team’s leading scorer was Pierre Turgeon who was tied in goals with D.Andreychuk with 40 and also had 66 assists. The team was 2nd in the Adams Division and 2nd in the Eastern Conference. This season featured the NHL debuts of Alex Mogilny, Rob Ray and Donald Audette. The team had a stretch in late October to early November where they won 13 lost 2 and tied 3. Daren Puppa, Pierre Turgeon, Phil Housley and Dave Andreychuk made the NHL All Star Game and Daren Puppa was NHL 2nd team All Star. LETS GO BUFFALO *Courtesy of Aerosmith
  2. Glad they're safe!! One went thru our neighborhood a few years ago, it would literally tear up one house skip another and tear up the third one. It's just a terribly destructive freak of nature.
  3. No way we win these last 2 games with the Eichel line not scoring any points last year. All 3 goals Thursday came from the 4th line and 2 for the 2nd line, 1 from the 3rd and 1 from the 4th yesterday. Can we finally depend on every line to contribute this year?? Caught the game from just before Casey's deflection goal after watching a very exciting Yankees/Astros game. Boys looked good doing it, deserved the win. Whatever RK is preaching is being listened to. * Also thank you for all the kind posts on the GDT start, it's appreciated.*
  4. Oh boo hoo hoo. The Yankees lost again, boo hoo hoo. The Houston Astros are the best team in baseball. Get over it, if you hate the Astros you are missing one of the great teams of all time. Yes I said it, Nats pitching will keep the series interesting but 6 games at most. Astros have been nothing short of dominate at home this year.
  5. VS Your Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference leading Buffalo Sabres play another late game on the best West Coast at San Jose tonight. Is the defense playing well?? Even the national experts can't seem to agree or decide who's going to be the leading candidate to get traded when Montour comes back. Is the offense playing well?? Every forward line has been on the ice for multiple goals and stars of the game so far this year, including twice by the 4th line led by Mitts and Sheary. Is the GK's playing well?? Both GK's have been the #1 star of the game including back to back shutouts by Carter (the starter) Hutton. What can go wrong?? Oh please don't remind us of last year (please don't do it, don't you break our hearts, PLEAAAASE)*. Tonights game is also the last game of this 3 game west coast trip. Courtesy of: https://sabresdigitalpressbox.com TONIGHT’S GAME SABRES at SHARKS This is the first of two meetings between the Sabres and Sharks this season. Last meeting: Buffalo defeated San Jose 3-2 (OT) in Buffalo on Nov. 27, 2018. Next meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Buffalo The Sabres are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Sharks; 6-4-0 on the road. This is the 42nd game all-time between Buffalo and San Jose; Buffalo has a 25-10-6 series record. The Sabres are 7-8-5 on the road against the Sharks all-time. THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY The Sabres are 5-8-3 all-time on October 19. October 19, 1984: Mike Foligno completes his third career hat trick with the game-winning goal at 12:33 of the third period to dispatch the Quebec Nordiques 5-4 at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW The Sabres have scored the first goal in seven of their eight games so far this season, going 6-1-0 in those games. Entering play Friday, no other team had scored first in more than six games. Despite dressing only 19 different skaters through eight games, the Sabres have already gotten points from 18 skaters and had 11 different players score at least one goal. Jack Eichel (4+6), Rasmus Dahlin (1+8), Victor Olofsson (6+2), and Conor Sheary (3+1) have all tallied at least a point per game so far this season. SABRES AMONG -LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings before 10/18 games) Buffalo Sabres: 13 PTS (1st), 6 W (T-1st), 35.5% PP% (3rd) Dahlin: 6 PPP (T-2nd), 8 A (T-6th) Eichel: 6 PPP (T-2nd), 2 PPG (T-7th), 10 PTS (T-10th) Hutton: 2 SO (1st), 1.39 GAA (1st), .953 SV% (1st), 5 W (T-1st) Johansson: 1 OTG (T-1st) McCabe: 24 BkS (1st) Miller: plus-6 (T-6th) Olofsson: 6 PPG (T-1st), 6 PPP (T-2nd), 6 G (T-4th) Skinner: 35 S (2nd) SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS Hits: Sobotka and McCabe 19, Ristolainen 15 Blocked Shots: McCabe 24, Scandella 11, Eichel/Jokiharju/Ristolainen 8 Shots: Skinner 35, Eichel 27, Ristolainen 21 Notice what player is on this list in all 3 categories. Continuing the 50th Anniversary IMO the greatest Forward Line Combinations in Sabres History: All stats are Sabre records: 1st 2 lines: The French Connection also known as Rick Martin-Gil Perrault-Rene Robert (before the operation), Games played 2396 total… Points 2573 including 1810 in 8 years together… 291 Points in 74’-75’ season Led by 100 points for Rene Robert. Mogilny-LaFontaine-Andrechuyk: Scored 336 points in 92-93 season even though Dave Andreychuk was traded that year thru 61 games played. Greatest 1 season scoring Line with records in both single season goals and assists. 3rd and 4th lines: Craig Ramsay-Don Luce- Danny Gare: Played together 74' thru 82’season, 1500 points together, +/- +725 for career, +/- 151 in 74’-75’ season, 3 of top 4 single season +/- by individual, 52 Short Handed Goals, 2 of top 4 single season Game Winning Goals records. Dixon Ward-Michael Peca-Miroslav Satan: This line wasn’t highest scoring line but was instrumental in reaching 98’-99’ Stanley Cup Finals, 3 of top 4 highest short handed goal seasons, had 33 points in 98-99 playoffs, scored 166 points in 98-99 season. PK, forechecking, defense, tough and physical, what more do you want from 4th liners. LETS GO BUFFALO * Courtesy of The Band *
  6. You may well be right but I see Casey as another Samson at this stage but he doesn't have an ROR and/or Eichel to take the brunt of the pressure off of him. I think once he finds his niche, he'll be fine. I don't think he's ever going to play a LOG line role although he could learn a thing or 2 from that line.
  7. The eggplant emoji is a long, purple eggplant, but it’s really just used to represent a penis. Are you chewing on those blue pills again??
  8. I'm almost afraid to ask, what are those things, Chinese pickles???
  9. VS Your Buffalo Sabres will try and continue it's winning ways and try for 4 wins in a row against a 4-2 Ducks team. After a convincing win over the Stars and a successful 3 game home stand they will take their game on the road for a 3 game swing in California. The team is now 2nd in the league in points, 1st in Goal differential and 1st in the league in power play percentage and goals, tied for 4th in Goals per game with the Bolts of Tampa and 5th in the league in Goals against per game. None of that reads like luck to me. The Ducks have been winning with a 1.67 goals against per game average so expect them to try and slow the Sabres down. Tonight will also be the 1st game in the Sabres 14 back to back games this season https://sabresdigitalpressbox.com TONIGHT’S GAME SABRES at DUCKS This is the first of two meetings between the Sabres and Ducks this season. Last meeting: Buffalo defeated Anaheim 3-0 in Buffalo on Dec. 22, 2018. Next meeting: Sunday, Feb. 9 in Buffalo The Sabres are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Ducks; 4-6-0 on the road. This is the 39th game all-time between Buffalo and Anaheim; Buffalo has a 20-14-4 series record. The Sabres are 11-8-0 on the road against the Ducks all-time. THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY The Sabres are 7-10-3 all-time on October 16. October 16, 1982: Phil Housley records his first NHL goal in a 9-2 win at Washington. October 16, 2009: Tyler Myers scores his first NHL goal and Jason Pominville scores his 100th NHL goal in a 6-3 win at home against the New York Islanders. THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW The Sabres are 5-0-1 through six games. It’s the first time Buffalo has started a season with points in six straight games since the team went 6-0-2 through its first eight games of the 2008-09 season. Buffalo is looking to start the season with points in each of the team’s first three road games for the first time since they began the 2011-12 season with wins in each of their first four road games. Continuing the 50th Anniversary IMO the greatest Enforcers in Sabres History: All stats are Sabre records: Rob Ray: Just under 300 fights as a Sabre, 1st in Penalty Minutes, Babe Ruth of Sabre Enforcers Larry Playfair: Most underrated by Sabre fans but not by opponents, 3rd in Penalty Minutes Jim Schoenfeld: The original team enforcer Brad May: 4th in penalty minutes Andrew Peters: Who will be forever known as saving the honor of M.Biron LETS GO BUFFALO
  10. I only caught the 2nd half of the game after work on Fox Sw, the Dallas feed. They were impressed with the Sabres, stating they're a different team than last year. They were also highly impressed with the power play and how well they moved the puck and how quickly they did it. They also thought that Miro Heiskanen is a better all around defenseman than Dahlin, and that he was at this point in his career just an offensive DMan. As for my takes on this team, the team defense is much better than last year, the power play is just outstanding especially the puck movement. Olofsson may not be a one trick pony but that one trick is pretty dang good. We have a pretty good 2nd line. MJ was an underrated pickup this offseason. I really liked his game with the Bruins in the playoffs last year but he's a better all around player than I gave him credit for also. He's blended in with Skinner pretty seamlessly. Dallas may have not gotten off to a very good start this year but this is a disciplined, big and was expected to be a playoff team again this year, so this was another impressive win for the Sabres. Broke the Bishop jinx and was the first time of recent vintage we outplayed the Stars.
  11. I thought Goff was nothing short of AWESOME this week. What gives???
  12. Sabres getting a little national pub https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/27840395/the-nhl-best-worst-week-buffalo-sabres-real AND: Games of the week Monday, Oct. 14: Dallas Stars at Buffalo Sabres We just wrapped up the second week of the season, but the 1-4-1 Stars are already preaching the importance of the upcoming four-game road swing. "Everyone in here, including myself, needs to have a playoff mentality going on this road trip," Tyler Seguin told a reporter this week. "If you're chasing behind in this league, like everyone knows, that St. Louis season doesn't happen every year. " Meanwhile, you just read plenty of words about the Sabres' hot start.
  13. I wonder if the Arizona Coyotes get interested with Niklas Hjalmarsson going down
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