Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Some interesting developments in tonight's lineup for the Sabres - Blues matchup at HSBC arena. The 5-7-1 (good for last place in the league, parity?) St Louis team will limp into Buffalo riding a 5 game losing streak, after starting the year pretty well. But the Sabres aren't exactly lighting it up either their hot start either. This is the 4th game on a 5 game road trip for St. Louis, tired some? Anyways, on to game notes...
Manny Legace, he of the strained hip due to falling on a carpet rolled out for Mrs. Sarah Palin, returned from the injury on Saturday, and looks like he'll get the start. Hehe, innuendo abound, "Legace goes down face first after landing on Palin's rug" Ok back on track. Legace is 4-3 with a 3.12 and .896 save percentage. While WGR reports Ryan Miller will be in net for the Sabres. Hopefully Miller puts those two past losses (8 GA) behind him and gets ready for the Blues and then the Pens.
THE PREGAME STREAM OF CONCIOUSNESS NOTES PERTAINING TO THE GAME AND/OR HISTORICAL BACKGROUND BETWEEN TWO TEAMS THAT RARELY EVER PLAY
St. Louis News and Notes
Paul Kariya will be missing his third straight game, a blow to St. Louis's formidable special teams, which ranks 2nd on the powerplay, converting 27.1%....Look for Buffalo native Lee Stempniak take Kariya's spot on that top PP unit...The Blues are holding contests every home game to pay a lucky customer's mortgage for 4 months, good on them, creative...I realize that I know nothing about the Blues, except that Brad Boyes is nasty and I'm glad he's on my fantasy team, +/- be damned...Speaking of Kariya, isn't he like 45?....Is Tkachuk older?...Ex-Sabre has been in Andy Murray's dog house lately, poor bastard should never have left...I really don't know jack shit about the Blues, I cant even make anything up.
Buffalo News and Notes
Stafford and surprisingly enough, Patrick Kaleta, will be in the press box tonight...Andrew Peters joins a Bangin Panger favorite line of Paul Gaustad and Adam Mair to wreak a little havoc...Peters will do...nothing....Paille is back in the lineup from his one game stint in the press box...Tim Connolly registered his 1st goal of the year against Boston, playing on a point per game pace, will it last? How long will he last?...Max looks like he's starting to turn a corner, we'll see...My guess is we see Miller tonight, Lalime vs. Columbus, then Miller again in Shitsburgh, get it, shit / pitt, funny stuff...The Sabres haven't beaten the Blues at home since 1995 in the Aud, I don't believe in this historical bullshit, even Lindy Ruff wasn't around then...
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PREDICTION THAT DOESN'T MATTER
Sabres win, prediction over.