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Sabres vs. Canadiens 3/22/11 Postmortem March 22, 2011

Posted by calvin in Uncategorized.
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All right. I was gone earlier tonight and so I’m starting this blog from the beginning of the second period. These are points Buffalo desperately needs – hopefully they’ll what they have to do.


  • The little guy is playing at twice his size and about four times the heart of some of his teammates. Gerbe gets another one off of a nice point shot. Drew a great penalty a bit earlier too.
  • Vanek had the puck behind the Canadiens’ net. No one touched him for about twenty seconds. For some reason I find this hilarious.
  • Holy cow, but was Boyes ever hard to take off that puck…
  • Sekera is dominant so far.
  • The fourth line of Niedermayer, Grier and McCormick kept the Canadiens pinned in their end for quite a while. Amanda approves.
  • The Sabres are playing a pretty stifling defensive system tonight.
  • You know, if Tyler Myers was bearing down on me with a head of steam, I’m moving out of his way.
  • Vanek makes a nice play to keep the puck in on the power play.
  • Miller is in the zone tonight. Amanda approves of this too.
  • Brad Boyes has had a strong game away from the puck tonight.
  • Gerbe, Gerbe, Gerbe… look at ‘im go!

Didn’t like:

  • I don’t think Vanek has a complaint about the goaltender interference call. He ran Price over.
  • The power play looks brutal. Oy.
  • Carey Price needs to say a prayer to the hockey gods that the puck didn’t go in when it dribbled right through the crease.

Final score: Nathan Gerbe 2, Canadiens 0



1. Richard - March 22, 2011

Earlier in the year I was not a big Gerbe fan but lately I’ve become one. There’s no quit in him at all. While the goalies probably deserved stars in such a close game I would have put them in different order and made Gerbe the first star, Miller second, and Price third. Which may be a bit unfair to Ryan Miller, but that’s how I saw it.

manda903 - March 22, 2011

Obviously I did too since I made the final score Nathan Gerbe 2, Canadiens 0. Hee hee hee. Nope, no quit in him.

2. Don Tireman - March 22, 2011

This is the kind of game the Sabres can play all the way to the Stanley Cup parade down Main Street…

The team was nearly flawless in the execution of the game plan Lindy Ruff devised…and any mistakes which led to Montreal scoring chances were either turned aside by Miller or warded off by supporting teammates…

manda903 - March 22, 2011

Yes! Rob Ray commenting on the Sabres breaking up those plays down the middle was cracking me up. I was expecting him to say, “And the idiot Canadiens, who haven’t figured out they can’t come up the middle, lose the puck yet again. Morons.”

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