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GDT: 3/4/21 Sabres at NY Islanders 7pm ET


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What has become of this franchise that the most exciting part of the last game was a fight by a rookie winger?? Even broadcasters from other teams are participating in the barrage of embarrassing comments about the play of this team such as the one below. 

The team has now lost 8 of their last 10 games and no one realistically that have been in the top 6 forwards appear to have clue to revive what appears on paper a scoring machine. How does HCRK keep his job when it is obvious as can be he's lost the team. None of the veteran leaders appears to be able to inspire better play. Will we really need to trade some of our best players to move forward again and do we trust the leadership of this franchise to make good decisions if they do go that route?? Now the special teams still seem to be doing well by league standings, they are 3rd in PP% and 13th in PK%. As much as some put the blame on the defense and GK the horrendous turnovers will do that, they are 13th in the league in goals against per game but even with the 3rd ranked PP, they rank 28th with 2.2 GPG overall. It has become so bad that Okposo with 1 point for the season was moved on the 2nd line. Will the Sabres finally break out of their lethargy and bring some excitement to the arena, will the after effects of the Cozens fight spark this team or will the only thing we'll have to look forward to is a TKO for Boxing Day

SABRES at ISLANDERS

  • This is the fourth of eight meetings between the Sabres and Islanders this season.
  • Last meeting: New York defeated Buffalo 3-2 in New York on Feb. 22, 2021.
  • Next meeting: Saturday, March 6 in New York
  • The Sabres are 2-6-2 in their last 10 games vs. the Islanders; 2-6-2 on the road.

THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 10-9-3 all-time on March 4.
  • March 4, 1972: The Sabres acquire Rene Robert in a trade that completes the French Connection.
  • March 4, 1983: Mal Davis tallies four points and 15 Buffalo players appear on the score sheet in a 10-2 win vs. Pittsburgh.
  • March 4, 2009: Thomas Vanek plays in his 300th career NHL game, a 5-1 win vs. Montreal.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • Buffalo’s penalty kill is 19-for-22 (86.4%) in the team’s last 12 games against the Islanders.
  • The Sabres have killed off eight consecutive penalties and have not surrendered a power-play goal in three straight games. If the team remains perfect on the penalty kill today, it will make the second time this season and first since Jan. 15 to Jan. 22 that Buffalo played four consecutive games without allowing a power-play goal.
  • Tonight’s matchup marks the first time the Sabres will play a team three straight times in the same regular season in franchise history.
  • Buffalo has previously played the same opponent in three straight regular-season games on four occasions by wrapping up one season and beginning the next against the same team: Montreal (1987-88 and 1988-89), Quebec (1981-82 and 1982-83; 1991-92 and 1992-93) and Washington (2019-20 and 2020-21).
  • The Sabres have previously played the same team three times in a 10-day period just 15 times in franchise history. Before doing so against New Jersey in February, Buffalo had never played the same team three times in a seven-day span.

LETS GO BUFFALO!!!

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The Sabres (6-11-3) start a three game road stand at the Islanders (12-6-4), including today (Thursday), Saturday, and Sunday.  Sabres are 0-3 against NYI this season and have been outscored by a combined 9-3.  NYI is 4-0-1 in its last five games.

 

 

 

 

Must win.

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Three games in a row against the Islanders!

🤣

If you don't laugh, you'll cry!

Will Ralph still have a job at the end of this stretch?

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56 minutes ago, Kruppstahl said:

Three games in a row against the Islanders!

🤣

If you don't laugh, you'll cry!

Will Ralph still have a job at the end of this stretch?

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Hope not

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This will probably be a very very boring game. Two teams that play low event hockey and one of them is bad. 

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16 minutes ago, Cal Naughton Jr said:

I just hope Cozens doesn’t fight anybody 

Yes....I can just hear the Islanders and their faithful fans lamenting that the fact that they have to play The Goonish Knuckle-Dragging Buffalo Sabres for three straight games. Move over Broad Street Bullies here come the Buffalo Sabres!!!! 🤪

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1 minute ago, KC Scouts said:

Yes....I can just here the Islanders and their faithful fans lamenting that the fact that they have to play The Goonish Knuckle-Dragging Buffalo Sabres for three straight games. Move over Broad Street Bullies here come the Buffalo Sabres!!!! 🤪

Lock up your daughters and lock up your wives, the Buffalo Sabres are coming to town

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2 minutes ago, Zamboni said:

Have to you go pessimistic ...

Isles ... 3

Sabres ... 1

Eichel, Skinner or Dahlin with a goal

So 2 own goals and a regular goal? Sounds about right. 

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1 minute ago, LGR4GM said:

So 2 own goals and a regular goal? Sounds about right. 

That’s funny.

I was really saying ONE of Eichel, Skinner or Dahlin with the lone goal. 😂

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25 minutes ago, Pimlach said:

We are due for a win sometime.   No ?  
 

Isles 3

Sabres 2

I can’t see us scoring 4 goals. 

Hate to be a downer, but scoring four goals in three games against the Isles might not happen 

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1 hour ago, Cal Naughton Jr said:

I just hope Cozens doesn’t fight anybody 

How lovely of so many of you to offer up Dylan's future brain for your entertainment. New rule: every time Cozens gets punched in the future, you all take one as well.

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