Sabres Week in Review 3/7

– Games Played (Score, Team Played, Points Earned)

3/1/11- 3-2 victory vs. New York Rangers (2 points earned)
3/3/11- 3-2 overtime loss vs. Carolina Hurricanes (1 point earned)
3/5/11-  5-3 victory vs. Philadelphia Flyers (2 points earned)
3/6/11- 3-2 victory vs. Minnesota Wild (2 points earned)

– Points earned compared to Points that could have been earned
The Buffalo Sabres earned 7 out of 8 potential points this week.

– Who’s Hot (A couple of players with stats included)
Goaltender Ryan Miller – 2-1 record this week, stopped 83 of 91 shots.
Defenseman Andrej Sekera 1 goal, 7 assits in the past 4 games
Forward Brad Boyes- 2 goals, 2 assists, in 4 games
Terry Pegula 4-0-2

– Who’s Not (A couple of players with stats included)
Defenseman Mike Weber- played 1 game, -2, 4 penalty minutes, 0 points
Defenseman Shaone Morrisonn – No points and a minus 1 in four games.

The Sabres started off the week with a 3-2 win against the Rangers. Brad Boyes made his presence known immediately with a goal in his first game for Buffalo. Ryan Miller kept the Rangers to two goals despite a late surge and dangerous offensive attack in the third period.

A devastating 3-2 overtime loss to the Hurricanes allowed Carolina to move into seventh while the Rangers dropped down to eighth. Buffalo’s loss kept them two points out of the playoffs, but the Rangers are the team to catch, and the Sabres have three games in hand on them.

The Sabres battled back on Saturday, after falling behind 2-0 to the top team in the Eastern Conference. Three goals in the second period and two in the third gave Buffalo a 5-3 victory over Philadelphia. The Sabres moved to one point back of Carolina.

Despite giving up a 2-0 lead, the Sabres finished off the Wild with a 3-2 overtime win, thanks to Drew Stafford’s goal.

Current Standing going into next week’s games

The Sabres are currently in 8th place, one point ahead of Carolina and two behind the Rangers. The Sabres have three games left on their road trip before heading home, where they will then play six of the next seven games.

– What’s on tap? (Upcoming week’s games)
3/8/11- Sabres at Penguins 7:00
3/10/11- Sabres at Bruins 7:00
3/12/11- Sabres at Maple Leafs 7:00
3/13/11- Senators at Sabres 5:00

Kevin Freiheit
Kevin Freiheit
I founded Buffalo Hockey Central in 2008 and have poured hours and hours into this site. Luckily, we have a great team of writers and designers who have helped keep this up and running despite a ton of out-of-pocket costs. We do this because we enjoy it, and we're desperate to see the Sabres win the Cup someday, but they have to make the playoffs first.
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