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Re: Game #75 Discussion ~ SENS @ Sabres ~ Friday Mar. 26
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2010, 01:12:19 AM »
How'd they play?
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Re: Game #75 Discussion ~ SENS @ Sabres ~ Friday Mar. 26
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2010, 12:06:28 PM »
I really enjoyed the game last night!  You could say it was a "character" win in the sense that they kept up pretty much the same pace from start to finish and they seemed to have an excellent compete level, particularly while killing off the five minute penalty to Fisher (which was actually three minutes overall since for two minutes in the middle of the five, a Sabre was in the box too!).   :nod:

Many players stepped up for the game but a few highlights for me were:

Peter Regin's goal....that puck went in, rimmed the inside of the net and back out again so fast that I couldn't track the puck until the replay!!!  And I am Canadian!!  What a shot!   :spin:

And it's official.......Volchie is NOT human.  He took a hard shot off the lower half of his face, went to the ice like he'd been shot, had training staff out there to check him out, and on his way to the bench he and Townon were joking, all smiles and chuckles.  I believe he did not miss a shift as a result!  He is certainly made of something that most of us aren't!!   :oh oh:

Spezza had a strong game, getting another goal for his 20th of the season on a nice tip on an Alfie shot and he made some amazing passes playing with various partners once the lines got all juggled due to Fisher's game misconduct.   :thumbsup:

And not having Alfie playing the PK all the time has improved his overall game, IMHO.  Shaving off some of his minutes when others can step up and be effective on the PK is a strong move.  I was glad that they gave him the ENG with less than a second left since he was tripped up on his way to the net.  If only to tick off those Buffalo fans!   :nod:

The defense corps played well and were effective in clearing out the front of the net, for the most part, for their 'tender.  It's nice to have some strong bodies in the lineup that can do this game in and game out.  And it is clear to me that Carkner is still suffering from some injury to his hand since he has not fought recently and any scrums he just goes in to pair-up but seems to have no inclination to get involved.  A couple of times last night Kaleta and/or Mair were agitating and prime candidates to get tuned up but weren't.  I know that Clouston doesn't want Carkner in the box for long stretches but that's never stopped him before, particularly with a little puke like Kaleta (who, it seems pretty much all the commentators I have heard including on TSN, etc., dove into the end boards when Fisher tapped him  :smily677:),   :thumbsup:

Smith had a solid game last night and good on him!  Although he pretty much lost his fight (can't remember with whom), he didn't back down either (first fight of the season during a game between these two teams).  He had some good solid shifts.     :nod:

And, last but not least, Elliott was very strong in nets and was full value for the win.  The Sabres were firing from all angles on him, there was often a lot of traffic in front of the net and the first goal on him was flukey (off a skate) but it didn't get him down at all.  He is tracking the puck very well, not letting out a ton of rebounds and challenging very well.  Particularly in the last five minutes of the game when the Sabres really turned it on.   :icon_bowdown2:

A solid win by the Sens.   :ccclapping:

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Re: Game #75 Discussion ~ SENS @ Sabres ~ Friday Mar. 26
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2010, 03:40:14 PM »
I have to disagree Rose.  Them giving him the ENG screwed up my prediction.  :mrgreen:

But I do agree on the rest of the points.  hehe

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Re: Game #75 Discussion ~ SENS @ Sabres ~ Friday Mar. 26
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2010, 06:13:46 PM »
I have to disagree Rose.  Them giving him the ENG screwed up my prediction.  :mrgreen:

But I do agree on the rest of the points.  hehe

I DID consider that before posting and then...............I realized that I just did not care about your prediction!   ;)
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Re: Game #75 Discussion ~ SENS @ Sabres ~ Friday Mar. 26
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2010, 07:43:54 PM »
Most excellent good to hear our boys have shaken off the funk.  And good on Elliot
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Re: Game #75 Discussion ~ SENS @ Sabres ~ Friday Mar. 26
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2010, 12:09:03 PM »
I DID consider that before posting and then...............I realized that I just did not care about your prediction!   ;)

That hurts.  :'(