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  1. The last GDTs started by Doohickie, NS and 0311 we lost/and-or got smoked. Now an NS one backed by 0311. We're doomed. Stop the madness, win a freaking game boys. LETS GO BUFFALO
  2. Only if he put pics in the "Things that are Awesome" Where's Woody thread!!
  3. TONIGHT’S GAME RANGERS at SABRES This is the third and final meeting between the Sabres and Rangers this season. Last meeting: New York defeated Buffalo 3-1 in New York on Nov. 4, 2018 The Sabres are 4-4-2 in their last 10 games vs. the Rangers; 3-5-2 at home. This is the 183rd game all-time between Buffalo and New York; Buffalo has an 82-65-35 series record. The Sabres are 49-28-15 at home against the Rangers all-time. THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY The Sabres are 10-5-3 all-time on February 15. February 15, 2011: Jhonas Enroth becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to earn his first three career wins via the shootout with a 3-2 shootout win at Montreal. February 15, 2015: Zach Bogosian makes his Sabres debut against the Philadelphia Flyers. THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Tonight’s matchup is the final game of a seven-game homestand that ties the stretch from Jan. 20 to Feb. 2, 1997 as the longest in franchise history. With at least a point in each of the six games during the homestand (2+6),Jack Eichel is looking to extend his point streak to seven games for the second time this season. Eichel has recorded 11 points (4+7) in 11 career games against the New York, making the Rangers one of 15 NHL teams he has tallied at least a point per game against. Sam Reinhart has recorded eight points (2+6) in eight games against New York dating back to the beginning of the 2016-17 season. Kyle Okposo has totaled 20 points (5+15) in 20 games against the Rangers since the beginning of the 2013-14 season. Conor Sheary has recorded five points (4+1) in his last five games against the Rangers, including goals in both of the previous meetings this season (3+0). Carter Hutton is 4-1-0 in his career against New York, boasting a .953 save percentage and a 1.48 goals-against average in those games. HOME COOKING Buffalo enters tonight’s game with a 17-8-4 (.655) record at home. The team’s .655 points percentage at home ranked eighth in the NHL before Thursday’s games. Jeff Skinner leads all Sabres with 30 points (18+12) in 29 home games this season. With 29 points (11+18) in 27 home games, Jack Eichel is also playing above a point-per-game pace at KeyBank Center this season. Sam Reinhart has totaled 25 points (6+19) in 23 home games since the beginning of November, posting nine multi-point home games during that stretch. DYNAMIC DUO........... Lotsa Pominville info below Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner have both recorded a point on the same goal 27 times this season, making them the most productive Sabres duo since Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek combined on 39 goals in the 2011-12 season. At least one of the two has recorded a point on 85 of the team’s 161 goals this season (52.8%). JACK ATTACK Jack Eichel recorded his 42nd and 43rd assists of the season on Tuesday vs. NY Islanders. He is the first Sabres player to record at least 40 assists in a season since Jason Pominville (43) in the 2011-12 season. Entering play Thursday, Eichel’s 43 assists tied for 12th-most in the league and his 31 even-strength assists ranked 10th. RISING IN THE RECORD BOOKS With a goal on Feb. 7 vs. Carolina, Jason Pominville moved past Mike Foligno into eighth place in franchise history with his 512th points as a member of the Sabres. He currently trails Don Luce by 13 points for seventh-most. Pominville is also just two goals from tying Luce for 10th-most goals in Sabres history, 11 assists behind Luce for seventh-most in franchise history and three games played from tying Alexei Zhitnik for eighth-most regular-season games played by a Sabre. Eichel is currently on pace for 46 even-strength assists this season. Only five different players have recorded at least 45 even-strength assists since the 2005-06 season: Henrik Sedin (3x), Joe Thornton (3x), Connor McDavid (2x), Evgeni Malkin and Michael Nylander. Former Sabres: Rangers assistant coach Lindy Ruff is a former player and head coach for the Sabres. He spent 10 seasons (1979-89) in a Sabres sweater and was the team’s head coach from 1997 to 2013, earning two Jack Adams Award nominations (2006, 2007) and winning once (2006). Rangers assistant general manager Jim Schoenfeld was drafted in the first round (5th overall) by the Sabres in the 1972 NHL Draft and spent 11 seasons (1972-1982, 1984-1985) with the club. Schoenfeld, a former captain and a two-time NHL All Star, was inducted into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame in 1996. Rangers assistant coach Greg Brown was selected by the Sabres in the second round (26th overall) of the 1986 NHL Draft and played parts of two seasons (1990-91, 1992-93) with the club.
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    The Home-ownership Thread

    You really have done a nice job Mr. Doo, I need some work done on my house, when are you coming to Houston?? Who came up with the ideas for the improvement, was it the wife, a friend, pay someone?? I know it wasn't you!! 😋😋
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    Reinhart, The Force Awakens

    I know he didn't score yesterday but I thought he might have been the best player on the ice. He was flying back on D and was playing a heavy game. I really like the way he has taken charge since he's had his own line. I just hope we haven't jinxed him with all this praise lately.
  6. I'll go by your analysis of Hunwick as for the bolded, he wasn't on the ice for the short handed goal given up by Rasmus-II and he had his man for Rasmus' 2nd screwup. Can't blame him for that game. Although why Phil does what he does is beyond my comprehension.
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    Things that are AWESOME...

    In with the thread title change
  8. Re-watching that Wheeler goal, 3 things went wrong, Refs obviously missed the pick play on Okposo Dahlin did not stay with Wheeler Dahlin got nutmegged for the 2nd time and the results were 2 goals scored. Course of action on #3, Swedes obviously have little testicles, need bigger cups or possible short stop training in the summertime.
  9. With all the angst on this site recently, if you had told me we would be tied with Pittsburgh with a victory today and possibly tied for 8th in the conference at the beginning of the year, would anyone in their right minds have turned that down. Even with the OT loss to the Hurricanes the other day, the chance to watch a meaningful game in February was nothing short of awesome for me. It also cracks me up when it's stated that we're not playing the young guys, if I'm not mistaken we have basically 5 rookies playing in the lineup yesterday, Tage, Ullmark, Casey, Rasmus and Pilut and we're only 2 points behind Pittsburgh. It's looking to me like expectations have overtaken reality a bit here. This is all happening with the other teams no longer taking us lightly, point in fact we get Hellebuyck in goal today, most likely against Hutton, who is due for a comeback game. He has to see the writing on the wall and wants to be relevant on this team again. The Jets have been awful these past 2 games after losing to San Jose in OT. Both games they were down 5-1 before scoring a meaningless goal in the final minute. LETS GO BUFFALO
  10. It always amuses me how the media and most others complain about the players using the same pat answers to questions and then when someone who obviously is ticked off after a tough loss and says out loud what he's thinking and then he gets lambasted over it. STFU, let the players have some leeway. If Sam said those things today, I'd say ok, he's had time to soften that stance, but right after the game..... just let the guy be.
  11. This is the biggest game of the year for the Sabres. 3 points out of a playoff spot and playing a Hurricane team that is tied with them although the Sabres do have a game in hand. Playing at home this is a MUST WIN GAME especially with Carolina winning the previous game of this 3 game series with them. The Hurricanes have had our number for a couple of years now, it's time to turn the tables on them. LETS GO BUFFALO TONIGHT’S GAME HURRICANES at SABRES This is the second of three meetings between the Sabres and Hurricanes this season. Next meeting: Saturday, March 16 at Carolina Last meeting: Carolina defeated Buffalo 4-3 at Carolina on Jan. 11 The Sabres are 3-5-2 in their last 10 games vs. the Hurricanes; 5-4-1 at home. This is the 203rd game all-time between Buffalo and Carolina; Buffalo has a 102-74-26 series record. The Sabres are 58-33-9 at home against the Hurricanes all-time. THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Tonight’s matchup is the third game of a seven-game homestand that ties the stretch from Jan. 20 to Feb. 2, 1997 as the longest in franchise history. Zach Bogosian is expected to appear in his 600th NHL game tonight. C.J. Smith has scored in each of his last two NHL games, marking the first and second goals of his career. The Sabres are seeking their first win against the Hurricanes since March 22, 2016. Jack Eichel has totaled nine points (6+3) in 10 career games against the Hurricanes, including six (3+3) in his last three. SAM I AM Sam Reinhart has been playing above a point-per-game pace since the beginning of November, having totaled 41 points (12+29) in 40 games during that span. Reinhart has already set career-high totals in assists (34) and multi-point games (14) this season. His 47 points leave him just three shy of his career high 50 from the 2017-18 season. The Sabres are 20-8-4 this season when Reinhart records at least one point and 29-4-6 (.821) in his career when he records at least two. Reinhart has yet to play two consecutive home games without recording a point in 2018-19. HOME COOKING Buffalo enters tonight’s game with a 15-7-3 (.660) record at home. The team’s .660 points percentage at home ranked ninth in the NHL entering play Wednesday. Carter Hutton is 10-5-2 at home this season with a .922 save percentage and a 2.50 goals-against average, which is impressive but I'm hoping Ullmark gets the start tonight.
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    Around the NHL 2018-2019

    Don't look now but the Blues are 1 point out of a playoff spot with 3 games in hand. That draft choice is looking more and more like ours.