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from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out,
Now the negatives:
• The call was tough, and Brian Gionta sold it. But what was Alexei Emelin thinking in going for a kill-shot late in a 1-1 game? I know it’s instinctive, particularly for a physical defenceman like Emelin. But he has to be more aware of the game situation.
• Alex Galchenyuk has to learn that he’s not a contestant on Dangling with the Stars. Or a finalist in the Alex Kovalev Playalike Contest. Enough with the fancy moves and puck-hogging. Shoot or find an open teammate. He’s totally our of synch with Brendan Gallagher. I’d like to see Galchenyuk on a line with Sekac.
• I can’t put my finger on exactly why, but P.K. is not P.K. Too many distractions? Pressure of the big contract? The $9-million man should be more dominant than what we’ve seen through the first quarter of the schedule.
If you missed the Emelin hit, watch it below...
Sweet backhand from Ennis...
This overturned goal would have cut the San Jose deficit to 3-2, instead the score remained 3-1 and Buffalo scored an empty net goal to make the final score 4-1.
from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,
Sharks coach Todd McLellan said the first period was probably his team's best, but "we come out in the second and third period and play dumb hockey. Just flat-out dumb. Pinching, giving up two on ones, three on twos. We had only given up 10 shots after two periods and we're down (3-1). Just dumb hockey.
"You don't win at any level playing like that. You don't beat any type of team playing like that."
“He had the instincts of a Wayne Gretzky as a goalie. Really, he was one of the few goalies who ever played the game who could intimidate the other team before the puck dropped. They didn’t know how to score on him because you never knew what he was going to do.”
-Chris Osgood on Dominik Hasek. Much more on Hasek from Nicholos J. Cotsonika of Yahoo.
Why? Rick Jeanneret returned for the first period of the game last night after battling throat cancer.
On second thought, perhape Reimer should have stayed in the net.
Ted Nolan as the Buffalo Sabres prepare to face the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight.
"... We're in a big boys league here now..."
BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 14, 2014) – The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Hall of Fame broadcaster Rick Jeanneret will rejoin the Sabres broadcast team to call the first period of the Sabres-Maple Leafs game on Nov. 15. The game, which begins at 7 p.m. on MSG, will be the Foster Hewitt Award winner’s first game since being treated for throat cancer in early September.
“The time seems right to slowly begin transitioning back to work,” Jeanneret said. “My doctors have told me I’m cancer free and I’m feeling well enough to get back in the booth, even if it’s only on a limited basis for the time being. The kindness and well-wishes from everyone, especially Sabres fans and the Western New York community, has been overwhelming and I’m truly grateful for the tremendous support during this process.”
Minnesota won 6-3.
"You can be talented and have great people around you but the love for the game was No. 1."
-Dominik Hasek, who is about to enter the Hockey Hall of Fame. Much more on Hasek from Katie Strang of ESPN.
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