Photo: Bill Wippert
The Buffalo Sabres are having a rough season. They’re the worst team in the league and possibly one of the worst teams we’ve seen in this whole era. And yet, even a really bad team will beat a goalie sometimes. That’s exactly what happened on Sunday as the Sabres eked out a lead in the second period despite getting outpossessed like cray cray. No worries though, the Caps stole the game back and forced overtime. But then there was still the small matter of Ryan Miller.
After 39 scoreless minutes Drew Stafford tipped in Christian Ehrhoff’s shot while John Erskine checked his fantasy football scores or something. Troy Brouwer finally cracked Ryan Miller after 32 saved shots with a streaking snapper in the third. It stood like that through regulation and overtime.
Sabres beat Caps 2-1 (Shootout)!
I made fun of Buffalo natives Goo Goo Dolls on Twitter earlier, so here’s me making amends. This song isn’t so bad. Then again, it’s like plagiarism against the Replacements.
(Keeping this one short again as I’ve apparently contracted whatever disease it is that makes you stupid with the words and the sentences and the arranging of words into sentences. My apologies.)
The Caps played great, but sometimes a goalie is gonna steal a game. After so many games of that goalie being Grubauer, it went the other way this time. Whatever, the Capitals did it again, and by “it” I mean give a team an uncontested standings point. Man, that has gotta stop.
Before we go, please tell me how puck possession is just for nerds and tells us nothing about the game by using the Buffalo Sabres, who are dead last in puck possession and have a record of 10-24-4, as your case study.
Oh well. Not the worst way to spend a Sunday night. The worst way to spend a night is watching and reading end-of-season coverage about a team that is so very much worse than our beloved Capitals that I get nauseated at the merest comparison.
Crash the net, and all aboard the bandwagon. We got room for everyone.
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