Monday, October 10, 2005

Game Night - Game #4

Pittsburgh Penguins at Buffalo Sabres

Pittsburgh - 0-1-2 - 2 pts - Tied for last in the Atlantic Division
Buffalo - 2-1-0 - 4 pts - Tied for 2nd in the Northeast Division

So Buffalo has their third home game in the first four games. We have our third road game in the first four. Buffalo won both games at home. Their most recent game was a loss to the Senators. They were blanked by their former netminder - Hasek. They have several players off to a fast start (by Sabres standards, at least). They include Briere, Afinogenov (two PP goals) and Dumont (also two PP goals).

Looks like Fleury will start in goal tonight, having been called up to fill in for the ailing Thibault (who, according to the news this morning, will be out until at least this weekend). Nothing much more to say about the Pens, other than they need their first win of the season. Getting to OT is nice, but they need to administer a good old-fashioned butt-kicking. I think that'll get them going this season. Also, Gonchar needs to find a way to get on the scoreboard. He's played the most minutes of anyone by FAR (averaging 27 minutes / game), but has no points to show for it.

Here's hoping for #1 (still)

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