The Buffalo Sabres look to end a winless streak against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Hmmmmmm . . . .
Do you believe in miracles, Buffalo Sabres fans?
Because if you are hoping that the Sabres can earn their first win in two weeks tonight against the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, a miracle is precisely what you will need.
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I’m not sure if Buffalo beating Pittsburgh tonight is comparable to Team USA trying to take down Russia in 1980 – honestly, it might be worse – but even if you think I am guilty of using hyperbole, you have to admit: it doesn’t look good for tonight.
Despite the fact that there appears to be no way on paper that the Buffalo Sabres can earn a W tonight in the KeyBank Center, we solider on. Here are my three ways the Sabres can avoiding blowing this game.
In 4 starts this season, Nilsson is 1-1-2, having allowed only 8 goals out of the 138 shots he has faced, for a GAA of 1.96 and a save percentage of .942. His last outing was a 41-save gem against the New Jersey Devils – let’s hope he has that sort of performance in him tonight.
2. Pray the AHL’s top scorers can bring some scoring to the NHL