Sunday, December 2, 2007

Eight is (more than) enough

The Buffalo Sabres embarrassed the Carolina Hurricanes, beating them 8-1 in a game that wasn't even close. Buffalo ran away with this one, only allowing a late power play goal with less than two minutes left in the game.

Kotalik had two goals in the game including the first one at just 1:32 into the first. The Sabres have now scored the first goal of the game in seven straight games after failing to do so the 13 games preceding that.

Mair got a goal in his first game back since the fifth of November. It was a nice goal right of the faceoff where he was feed the puck from Gaustad to pick up the easy goal.

Practically everyone on the Sabres had a good game. Afinogenov played great and was on the ice for half of the Sabres goals for the night. Max had an awesome shot go in, as did many other of the Sabres in this blow out win.

Miller played well, but seems completely unable to get a shutout. No matter how well he plays he has a tendency to blow his shutout bids on easy shots late in the third. Miller has played much better for a few seasons now then his shutout count would seem to indicate.

Official Three Stars
  • Maxim Afinogenov
  • Ales Kotalik
  • Ryan Miller

  • My Three Stars
  • Derek Roy (plus three points, one goal, and one assist)
  • Maxim Afinogenov (on ice for four goals including one of his own)
  • Jaroslav Spacek (plus three, three points)
  • Ales Kotalik (two goals, this was a four star game)
  • 1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    Don't forget, tonight Mair had the second goal (which got the momentum going 22 seconds after the first goal), two assists, and won a fight.

    Miller didn't get tested much, which speaks more of Carolina than Buffalo. It's too bad he can't go a game without letting one in.

    Roy would be the most deserving first star, but I would add in Mair as second star. Tallinder may be third for me, though any of our forwards could get it.

    As a side note, I was pretty impressed by the play of Pratt, Sekera, Weber, and Funk.