Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Game #71 - vs Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Sabres (32-27-11, 75 pts) at Pittsburgh Penguins (39-24-7, 85 pts)

I know it's a Heatley card, but it sets a good example - Bury A Sabre!

Attention Defensemen: Scoring Needed (without Hossa and Sykora)

No Hossa. No Sykora. No Talbot. Buffalo is sitting three points out of the final playoff spot. The Pens have only this game until Sunday. They need to make the most of it, but it won't be easy with the Sabres desperately trying to get into the playoffs. Can you say "trap game"? Especially with the HUGE game with the Flyers coming on Sunday.

The Sabres have been in a tailspin recently. They've lost seven of the past nine games and are spiraling out of the playoff picture. Most of that damage has been done at home, as they're 2-0-1 in their past three on the road.

The Pens have been hot since the return of Marc-Andre Fleury to the lineup, winning three of the past four games. No word yet on who will be in net.

The Pens need to win to keep pace with the Habs and Devils. The Devils are the ones they really need to catch. If they get either the 1 or 2 seed, they'll be in good shape.

Let's Go Pens!

1 comment:

Will said...

Per PG - Crosby out tonight with ankle problems. Let's hope it's nothing major. I'm having flashbacks to Mad Max, about 4 months ago.