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Sabres vs. Senators 1/25/11 Postmortem January 25, 2011

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You’re still on probation, guys. Don’t make me put you back in jail!

Liked:

  • WHAT A PASS TYLER ENNIS. He goes through the defensemen’s legs, right on Byron’s tape, and Byron makes no mistake, potting his first NHL goal.
  • The Sabres are coming out fast here – hopefully they keep up that energy level.
  • Paul Byron is having a strong start as a Sabre, and in front of his parents! All together now: awwwww….
  • Great takeaway by Vanek. Unfortunately the Sabres can’t convert.
  • Wow, coast-to-coast Tyler Myers shovels one to Hecht for his eighth. The Sabres are moving out of their zone and into the Senators’ with authority. I like it. The defense is backing right off.
  • Holy crap! No Senator is a plus player?
  • WHOA – Shoane Morrisonn – Amanda approves!

Didn’t like:

  • Yeah, I thought I was going to be able to just sit and watch the game. HAHAHAHAHA So I missed part of it. Sue me (or, rather, the people and things that caused me to miss time).
  • Well, that sucked. Also, one shot on goal in nearly fifteen minutes in the third? NOT GOOD. Just in case you’re wondering, boys…

Final score: Sabres 3 Senators 2

See ya after the All-Star Break! I’ll probably blog the All-Star Weekend – other than that, it’s time for a blog break!

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Pirates vs. Americans 11/12/09 Postmortem November 12, 2009

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Since I don’t know the team as well this is going to be an abbreviated post. Plus, I think I’m getting sick, so I’m going to bed soon. A decent amount/quality of sleep is nearly impossible when you have an 11-month-old child, so I need all the help I can get. Moving on…

This was a huge win for the Pirates – the Amerks are a much better team with a much better record. Too bad more fans weren’t on hand to see it. Announced attendance was 4,600. Didn’t look like that many to me, but what do I know?

Liked:

  • The top line of Mancari, Ennis, and Gogulla – created chances all night.
  • Tyler Ennis – he’s little, but he’s feisty. He’s kind of like what Gerbe has looked like when I’ve watched him at the AHL level, not so much the NHL level where he seemed to disappear.
  • TJ Brennan – played a simple game, but was pretty effective.
  • Paul Byron – scored a beauty of a shorthanded goal.
  • Kyle Vanwig – the Amerks repeatedly tried to get him to fight. He didn’t take the bait. To make things even worse, he scored the last goal (into an empty net, but still).
  • Drew Schiestel – another d-man who played within himself.

Didn’t like:

  • Nathan Gerbe didn’t play. I don’t know why, but I’d guess he was injured. Thank you, Captain Obvious.
  • The Pirates’ energy level in the first period. They got better in the second and played the third about even with the Amerks. Where have we heard that before?
  • Mike Weber – he didn’t do anything specific to deserve this, but he also doesn’t look like a player who should be making the jump to the NHL.
  • The goal horn. Did it have to be that loud? Were they compensating for the lack of fans in the building?

Sabres play Calgary tomorrow night. I hope they all live through it – Dion Phaneuf is a badass.

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