The Verizon Center with eight minutes left in the game. (Photo credit: Chris Gordon)
Losing to Buffalo, ugh. How could we lose to a team with such a beige, overpaid lineup? How could we lose to the team that employs Patrick Kaleta and pays Christian Ehrhoff $4 million?
Whatever, Buffalo. First one to a Stanley Cup gets the real bragging rights, which in your case will be in 2045 as the Kansas City Shortribs.
Holby gave the puck away to the Sabres and Cody McCormick was only too happy to give it back to start the scoring. Drew Stafford caught his own rebound just sitting there innocently in the crease to make it 2-0. Some person named Tropp deflected another huge rebound from from Holtby to put it in the net. Semin scored right of the faceoff and we wonder what Mike Milbury has to say about this? Pominville stole the puck from Ovechkin and scored shorthanded. Stafford destroyed what was left of our souls by scoring his second of the game. Caps lose, 5-1.
Well, cool, the Buffalo Sabres have gotten just hot enough to barely miss the playoffs in painful and embarrassing fashion. We’ll make sure to wave at them as we go by.
Take Mike Knuble’s advice. There is a tomorrow after this game. There is time. We pile up expectation on certain games and often for good reason, but this loss doesn’t decide or doom anything, not all by itself. More hockey Thursday.
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