Let’s assume you already know Sabres coach Ted Nolan is the father of Kings forward Jordan Nolan. We are going to also guess that you know about Buffalo’s horrific power play, ranking dead last in the NHL at just 6.6%. Fear not though, in advance of all the action, we have come up with five notes that will very likely make you sound smart while watching all the action with a friend or loved one tonight… or even at a sports bar talking to strangers…
Five Things You May Not Have Known about Buffalo Sabres:
1. They must be stuffing the ballot boxes in Buffalo because Sabres forward, Zemgus Girgensons, pictured, has passed P.K. Subban and is now the top vote getter after the first two weeks of voting for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game in Columbus. Truth be told, it is believed the votes are coming from his native Lativa. Regardless, the man nicknamed the “Latvian Locomotive” has already matched his eight goals from last year’s rookie campaign and will be looking to add more.
2. The Kings would do themselves a huge favor by scoring the first goal against the Sabres. With only nine goals in the opening 20 minutes this season, Buffalo finds themselves tied with Montreal for the fewest first period goals this season.
3. The Sabres are not what you would call the comeback kids either. Buffalo has just one win in 16 games (1-14-1) when surrendering the first goal and have lost all 13 games when trailing after 40 minutes.
4. How about in the shootout, you ask? Four of the Sabres nine wins this season have come via the shootout.
5. With longtime goaltender Ryan Miller no longer part of the lineup in Buffalo, his replacements in net have not found things to be too easy. The Sabres have given up a league worst 975 shots this season and have been outshot by an average 13 shots per game.
What about all these Tyler Myers to Los Angeles trade rumors? Well, here at MayorsManor, we just don’t see it playing out that way.
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