Much Anticipated Rematch turns out to be a fizzle

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    After all the goading and taunting by the Buffalo Sabres in he media after the Ducks chose to play Jussi Markkanen in goal instead of MVP candidate Sean Burke, somebody was going to come out looking like a turkey.

    Unfortunately for Anaheim, it was Sean Burke's goose that was cooked.

    Burke didn't even last 5 minutes into the 2nd period before getting dragged after allowing 5 goals on 17 shots. The Sabres skating rings around the Ducks all night, and continued to put pressure on the likes of New Jersey, Toronto and Carolina, who all continue to keep up with the conference leaders.

    The Sabres have routinely made Goalies want to run for cover of late, scoring a whopping 62 goals in their last 13 games and allowed just 27. The team is 12-1 over that stretch.

    Daniel Briere was the star, scoring a hat-trick, While Eric Cole continued his great form, with 3 assists and a +4 Rating. Marleau added another goal, and jaromir jagr continued his point streak to 9 games...2nd highest active streak in the league. Ryan Miller was strong in goal, stopping 19 of 20 shots.

    The Sabres outshot the Ducks in every period, and it was only some last period heroics from markkanen that saved them from a more one-sided score.

    Up next is the balckhawks, who were the last team to beat the Sabres before their 12-1 run, followed by a key game at home against the Bruins.

    That's all...for now...and remember...GO SLUGS

    Buffalo Bill
    Hockey Editor for The Buffalo News

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