(hap) Flyers Crush Sabre Spirit

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  1. Mandaou

    Mandaou Registered User

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    Sabre fans have been scrambling to find excuses for their team not finding a way to win a game in Philly. Both loses were by one goal, the first game ending in overtime.

    “We’ll play better at home. We’re excited to go back home. The series is not over.†The Sabres GM is right, but maybe he forgot his team’s pedestrian .500 home record. In fact, the SJ Sharks are the only team who made the playoffs with a worse home record than Buffalo.

    So we ask the question, why such a poor home record? It can’t be the distractions, after some chicken wings and a visit to the local Hooters, what is there to do in Buffalo?

    Most critics of the team point to the fat cat syndrome. The Sabres courageously won the Stanley Cup last year but in a year that the team was expected to finish in the top of the Eastern Conference, the Sabres were not able to crack the top 4. In the first two games of this year’s opening series, Buffalo led both games in the third. Game one saw them take a 3-1 and 4-2 lead in the third before giving up two goals in regulation and then the enventual overtime winner to Adam Hall.

    The Sabres came from behind in game 2 to take a 3-2 lead in the third only to lose the game on a Fredrik Sjostrom goal. Flyers GM points to toughness, “Take game 2, we physically dominated their group, laying over 34 hard hits on them where they had less than 20. That takes its toll by the end of the game and crushes the opposition spirit.â€

    One thing is certain, despite their average home record, the Sabres will happy to go to their own rink where they won't have to hear the chant "Stanley Cup Chumps, Stanley Cup Chumps," as they did from Flyers fans in the first two games.


    PS GO SENS GO!:handclap:

  2. That's what I'm taking about :thumbu:

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