After going 1-4 to start their 9 game exercise against their Northeast counterparts, the Buffalo Sabres are right back into the thick of things.
You have to love the way they are playing the last 3 games. Scoring first, getting big goals when needed, and a total commitment to solid two-way play has led the team on a 3 game winning streak, all against teams ahead of them in the Northeast.
Thomas Vanek continues to get better. Big goal finally helps get the monkey off his back.
Dan Paille is fastly becoming one of my favorite players. hes got grit, a mean streak and an offensive upside to boot. Closest thing we have had to Mike Peca in years.
Max Afinogenov had his best game of the year. Seemed to have that extra spring in his step tonight and was solid all around. Same goes for Ryan Miller, who kept them in it after a slow second period.
Big gut check tomorrow night tho as they head to Montreal. A road win would do a world of wonders for their confidence.