The questions now circulating involve how the Sabres will fare without two of their biggest pieces for the remainder of the season, as well as the post season (if they manage to squeak in). If last night is any indication, we’re in for a few nail biters folks!
Last night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs was a wild and crazy affair that saw the Sabres trail for the majority of the game and face goal deficits on 3-0, 4-2 and 5-3. The first period was utterly awful, especially for us Sabres fans who had the pleasure of being surrounded by moronic Leafs fans. However, thanks to some late game heroics from Marcus Foligno, Jordan Leopold and Derek Roy (yep, pains me to say that one…) I got to turn around and thank the Leafs fans for being awful on our behalf.
Another hero of this game was Alexander Sulzer. Yes, I am completely aware of how crazy that sounds but for reals, he was pretty bomb. The crazy part about the whole thing was even scoring two goals and being on the ice for two other ones, he came out even in the +/- category. Lets just say, when he was on, he was on and when he wasn’t, he definitely wasn’t. His 3 points on the night earned him third star honors and gave Sabres fans their first big glimpse of the other part of the Vancouver trade.
With Myers missing more time than expected we will be seeing a lot more of Sulzer, Brayden McNabb and Mike Weber. If the Sabres manage to sneak into the playoff, we are all hoping to see Myers and Ehrhoff at some point. While I think its possible for this team to make it in and potentially do some damage, it will be almost impossible to make a deep run without one or both of them. Keep your fingers crossed, Sabres fans.