Well he SHOULD be! In the first OT, Alfredsson lept from his skates and pounded a defenseless Henrik Tallinder from behind. This one of the most egregious/dirty boarding incidents I have ever seen in my life and Alfredsson gets not even a deuce for his trouble.
Tallinder nearly broke his neck. Alfredsson should have gotten a major and been tossed from the game. Take that missed call along with the phantom penalties that gave Ottawa the 5 on 3 in the second period… and Buffalo was fighting an uphill battle against the refs tonight.
Buffalo has been the benefactor of many fortunate calls during the first 2 rounds… so they should expect the law of averages to take hold at some point.
All that said, Ottawa outplayed Buffalo again… plain and simple. MAJOR props to Ryan Miller for another stellar game. He made "huge save" after "huge save" especially in OT.
So… the million-dollar question… can the Sabres take two in Ottawa? I offer two thoughts to prove that it’s possible.
1. They did it last year
2. Ottawa just did it to us
Keep the faith Sabres fans. If any team can get back after going down 2 – 0, it’s these guys. And besides, Ottawa’s best player will be suspended for game three… RIGHT?