Feb 17, 2017|
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You upping the finals sabres with a shutout win and now back to back wins. As Robin letter doing. Some work tonight his second shutout of the season 43 save performance and behind goals from samurai charity Evander Kane buffalo. Picking up aid much needed win tonight against the worst team in the National Hockey League tuneup in the final rankles deal here with you on the Paul William belts sabres post game show well tonight that's it nothing final. I don't know how to feel about it. If you watched or listened throughout the sabres were definitely the better team deserve to win they did but. It felt at times like it should have been six or seven goals. They definitely work hard enough buffalo did to create the scoring opportunities but with a lack of finish tonight. Probably against a good team would've cost that is one but. Luckily for them they're playing Colorado and their offense for most of the season has been MIA and tonight. Just posting 23 shots they only eleven shots that you period the place of the sabres defensively. It nice job protecting Robin letter and went letter need to be called upon. He came through and he continues is very good play so back to back wins for buffalo and the sabres have now reached sixty points for the season. As they improved to 2523. And ten we'll update you on the standings they're coming up just a little bit of a post game show beat the game to its full check of the night in the National Hockey League all cell. We will get him files but it is like meeting with the media as soon as he takes the podium in the media remote its air and Paul Hamilton is on his way to sabres dressing room as we speak. The will get some live player reaction coming appear from this sabres two nothing victory tonight. Well again. It's Colorado if you wanna call yourself and an improved team it's the game we should win the sabres have been better at home. They were definitely the better team but boy for quite awhile and all the way up until the fifteenth 46 market period three. You're sitting there saying boy all Colorado needs is one of those typical does. Weird bounces ricocheted off somebody. And it deflection or something like that and it's gonna go in order a tie game in who knows what's gonna happen but. Octane ends up giving the sabres a little breathing room late there with just a little over four ago as he cuts to the middle has and I shot six of its nineteenth season. And Evander Kane continues to I think be Buffalo's best forward at least that its 4017 portion. Of this season tonight and the sabres are able to get it done tonight but he Justin Bailey and his line looked good tonight. Along with Ryan O'Reilly Gallup also Bailey speed was on display at definite times in this one. He's able to come through give an opportunity for Marcus Toledo and Ivan Rodriguez who had chances. And then Bailey himself picks up pockets that are ice it just gets the wheels going. He could see everybody in the building Connecticut in the editors and editors see. And at the drawing a penalty but a very good play there from Justin Bailey of the first period that. I think is what fans are really excited about it now Paul Hamilton talks about it all the time develop the player properly. He did it down in Rochester. And the sabres are obviously air read reaping the benefits right now let's go other of our live locker reactions starts with Evan Rodriguez that Paul Hamilton. Thanks Brian Gavin nine you guys finally came through with that second goal he did everything but score and protect. Finally came through for him. Yeah yeah I think we we have a lot of pressure on game one. No legal limits of Sais. Or miss a couple of listen you know like that back when it. I thought we knew we played pretty good pretty youthful 69. The one that came out to the first period that constantly expected because I know you had them home that but it didn't look like at some amount for you went back and forth and us. Got a how to mail little bits long a mess in cycle on the time now so. I was still like to put both then buy it but dot com. With as much pressure you guys put on in the first couple periods what was going well for you guys offences that you were able to apply that pressure I think our ozone play we weren't trying to anything special here again putts then and and then working it down low they have a lot of space especially if I'm in Manhattan and we utilized. Putting pucks in Latin. And reloading and getting back there at the end and getting more putts than that. And you guys for the most part they got a little pressure in third pair for the most part seem like you're cut way down on the chances around offensively what we guys doing well. That definitely agree Reebok so well than that you know there weren't getting a second third opportunities at the net they're usually one and done. Com and and other than that we've we tapped into the perimeter for the most part and we have a chance we got put themselves. It appears sound familiar the last couple or couple years ago and assists for a month Rodriguez and I call I thought you guys not put up on a gold medal while a couple of years and has about. That has been and says nice to get to have my affinity Hammond and you know thousands do you go by Canada to solidify that two goal lead and and you know and I let us seasons lost more minutes. Thank you very much but it arteries posting amber you make all of it Rodriguez this speed also on display tonight imagine Justin Daly before it. As the sabres when it suited nothing partially due Evander Kane Jiri is now a lot of the remote follow in the. In the end there's only. Talent helps. Get criticized me the Packers via the pressure can only mean you're spent a lot times O'Leary and chances that I choose and common. The order a little and too confident offensively we didn't give them reading give them too many great opportunities which I think helped us. Obviously the incident afterwards for weeks. But our annual backtracked. That's were our own terms of this point in the season two tough teams are coming in our building. To capitol office for the very can. Through we have double those games that you personally and the last thing I opted. She's an innocent question everything. Players. Health issues. They were playing. Just play in the way militant. Yeah. When you went in on the goal and you used speed got around the one defenseman yet post meant their did you know you Adam B. If you just you know used the speed to go to the left there. Yeah you know I I knew I was going to be able to get her on points to give them excellent to. I try to come back to get around India to get a better a better angle for the shot and was elegantly movement speakerphone apple. Commander Cain and. Us in Brian back to thank you Paul Kane scored Buffalo's second goal tonight as I said. Giving everybody a little sigh of relief with his nineteenth back to the room here samurai and are now live. So. Yeah I mean all of shifting with with four minutes left. And they came Wimbledon and in third. In winter bills so. You know I like this selectively replace. My mentality going in there again and we felt comfortable we were rear composed and Aaron. I don't think so not too much and it looked like chemical that picker to appease and I thought. Kutcher come through the seas seem like a last second he knocked out stickers at the way it went. Yeah I mean it is a kind of pick it up in my foot and is trying to guided in. I mean a strong Bakken and negatives so I was just trying to. Keep it on that really so. Commitments it made it. General overcame it. You know it's it's tough thing in combat support. My man and the other won't work early in the game when you carting your your current home and had a chance and I thought you were gotten by him and he just he just got a stick on it knocked it on I think I think yet. Two on me like. You know ours kind of cutting to to. To the backhand I think on in the second period he he surprised me Timonen is pretty aggressive. Lots of simply let him. On. Yeah the one in the first thing I thought I had a normal. I was stopped Alan either so. You know he made a lot of good citizens. But apparently you guys are at the point Regis. Field goals come and when you three power plays like definitely been so successful way. Yeah I mean. For us to stick with it after the first two power plays and not get too frustrated and down and try to tell that a lot of opportunities a lot of good looks and I'm here and stick with them and very different seem like your best defense was a good offense tonight are you guys spent a lot of time in the offensive zone and I kept a lot of the pressure out of your defense of its own. Yeah I am I think's right I think now's our best game and while. Limiting their time in the offensive zone. And Britain puck. As quick as possible and then keep him down so. You know CD when they when they did break this down when it was there again. It seems like a broken record at this point. But eighties and then bills are a lot so. You know when I look back is is the first shift of the game that that's an idea of the world. You know just to wake us up and policy address that first here's. Cameron opposed me Brian back to you thank you very much Sam Reinhart scoring its thirteenth of the season 48 seconds into the second again that was big. There wasn't many power play opportunities in this game overall just the re penalties were called. The sabres fortunate enough to the fact that. They. Got all three power plays in the game and eventually broke through on the third chance there. Ryder scored 48 seconds into the second period risked the lighting takes the shot there and then. Ryan are kind of scoops one back and it goes through the pads of bickered for the goal and that's the game winner back to the room now here's the shut up man rotted letter. That was kind of nice canonized the conservative board there in the second a little bit book you know it's a very nice to see. It's nice to see we definitely 34 guys in the middle little hole second period you know we are dumping pucks when we don't have any thing we. We do a lot of things right today and yeah its. We played better teams where it. I was going to be a little different look the same principles in us we got a group Robinson Mike your best sabres right off the bat more of what the for 1015 seconds or Dora coming down the slide your kickoff with a big point right there I have to keep the guy. As Sam said Kemba Walker ready out. Yeah ought to Kim are to first minute minute and half I think got off five saw tonight and how much progress in the period. And we took over you know we made push big push for a second even the third you know we did. A couple of polls missed a couple of open that's no it. We could have put their way earlier I think it was bouncing the wrong direction for a little bit about you know we we kept weather than in off. One nothing going into the third it's not a great feeling us team like this you know bit us talk and a firepower that's coming down. Fast by you know. Party did a good job forwards back to Arkansas let's earnest but news. Of the team when it was one nothing one goal of really changing the they've seen we feel like has a BR Towles because as we said you know. McKinnon a machine. Lance you know like. They all did just need to start you know and we if we wanted to bury bird game and it was nice Cain got them on there and Alison good well again. We spend that much time in the offensive zone is this a good example where grit your best defense is a good offense because. They didn't really get a lot of zone time because you guys were you weren't scoring which you guys are getting. Zone time on purpose onion honestly audio honest not much time there is possible but. You know I don't. I like here a scoring goals but I. I appreciate Mort a defensive side on how we played today that's what I like to I think you. The third guy it took a lot of responsibility today and I think you we always have a third guy back home and in all these small things that's what I appreciate on we gotta keep going on a refreshing zippers I'm moments to follow win with another win in a row. Thoughts this nice you know it's part of the curves part of us a learning how learning how to in this league you know it's a we gotta we ought to forget this game as we forgot the auto game and just move forward and we need another two points against Chicago are known and another two points against this endless. He found an analyst and Agassi started and what kind of group to be found less nice you know it's. What I wanna do it soon. A wannabe starter and I wanna be. Part of caring carrying this team. In August go on night after and I you know you kind of forget forget the last one on this Princeton new on them. They like him playing good. And plan B solid all year by Iran. We got to tighten things up together and make a push. Entrapment problem honor him post and Brian backe. I've Paul thank you very much all those interviews including that with Robin letters part of our blue and gold locker reports brought to buy that Alastair. Quality health covered it's our mission visit through Dallas care dot or two nothing buffalo Robin letters second shot of the season. 23 saves the goals coming from Reinhart. And gain in the sabres get their 25 win this season now at sixty points we'll update you on the Easter standings as the little bit. We'll also get dim Viles is live press conference ran it through the highlights get Paul Hamilton stake it would welcome calls 8030 fight if the 188552. By fifty. You can text me your comments or questions on the eighteenth tee tax line that number is 55550. ATT covers 99% of all America. Mobilizing your world with your Twitter tonight can also send me its suite at Bryant WGR. And I think sabres up next Saint Louis on Saturday at say 1 PM game and of course you'll hear it live right here on the Buffalo Sabres radio network. I've for all of our local affiliates execute execute you like he'd listen to the post game you can check it out at WGR. But fifty got all of you on our flagship but Sports Radio 550 your buffalo. More Paul Williams belt post game coming up live inside seven point six booted sport and I'm rankles guilty of nothing sabres beat the avalanche. This is the Buffalo Sabres radio network. And the avalanche come up with the puck. And markets Toledo with a big hit. Believe that's where this dog was more with a match. Dunleavy there on the call it's our Seneca poker deck of the game brought by Seneca poker inside the Seneca Niagara casino. The real deal for winners only. Welcome back here to settle at six rankles with you on the poll you both both teams show you nothing sabres getting it done Robin latter. His second shot out of the season a couple of goals from Ryan Parent means and that's how awful would get that done next up. Can be a tough weekend for the sabres they will be at home where they've been playing well so that's the good news the bad news. The saint Louis blues and the Chicago Blackhawks but it's now. I did bells and now live with the media periods. But I Danny. Like we'll bores you have a job. I'm told him. Good. You know we I thought it it go scariest thing. Read. He says that we heads off on time posts here bounds. There that it go away. You know for years. Talking to stay with. Game by a close. You know as their third power play that we got I actually got. Follow legal there at the start of the second I still. You know I still thought the rest of the way this like look enough is in love Johnson twelve shots against. You know we're here just go away from the game this one's gotten. But I like our guys stuck with the game always through and we skipped. Stick with. We did a good job plan. Defense and limiting the opportunities that 23 saves route Exel for a long time for us. And eventually we can big political. Editor. There in the third skewed view. Vestiges of reported different things. Expensive Korea. Was resolved I am basically okay. Almost the very best unit would go. So it won't help keep kids down. That is you know that was well it's how we wanna play so we talk boat plane. That was the by the best example of for us for sixty minutes with. Cleaning offices don't grind teams down and and continually do an issue that shifting read we had a for a good portion of the game. You know they and I think two opportunities though rush plays in the second period. Rob made the glove save. You know to a size that they wanted to rush plays in a chance on the blocked shots go through it. Other than that it was us. Chances or shots or from the outside there in the third. We did a good jolly let Robin. See the puck and now a lot of those were in the Glover in his chest and and he covered up. There. It's early April. Shall quite a bit in this book for a guy who. Is not a natural sentiment hasn't played there analyze it shall. And every one of his game geez shown his ability to play there be responsible there play good position only there. Manage the puck well and several times tonight ladies. Make you play commodities don't coverage through the middle of the ice to the net front guy in. You know and still the same time shall spurred. Offensive ability when he has optimistic. There's a lot of good I was saying you guys you win win win win win looks like it didn't happen Earl. It feels really good that feels and I gave which you. Feel like as a must win. And if Stucco and against Ottawa no yeah avalanche illness. The second row and be in for now Owens and it challenges here two more before the break keep keep strangled here. You're doing it's the next two nights against two good teams. Is shoulder injury. And really kept in my game. For couldn't cautionary and you get evaluated tomorrow. CT scan of the stories. That. Our guys are our players don't know Iowa I don't know they do or not I didn't tell my record on through. And Thursday until after the game that we get finally got to Thursday win. Yes little bit more like Tuesday there's a for this team. There. All right there is head coach the involves his life post game comments brought to by Paul Williams melts your power of attorney rankled Leo back here at 716. Do nothing the final one of the lasting answers there from the head coaches wanna make sure you heard that right. Derek grant diddley the game with. Eight shoulder injury. They kept about the precautionary reasons but that was the update there I'm Derek Graham if you're watching tonight on many of you love to. Dissect. What the line changes are the pairings and who's playing with who in. So that was it the year reacting tonight to that remember. Via the senators were getting different shifts. And rotating through because of the brain injury to nothing buffalo Paul Hamilton stake in a moment but let's get the highlights in. Only a couple of goals to get you'll start off the opening admitted it period two buffalo on their third power play and they finally convert. It's right hearted front scooping up the rest mistress delighted shop. Ryan O'Reilly takes its kids away from McCain did. Place it backwards delighted for like a one timer that it's blocked that goes across a variety takes it off the boards back to risk delighted shot. Its goal. Brian Hart park in front and the Buffalo Sabres. Or play. Pick out on the openly. Right arch their chief risk delighted in O'Reilly assisting on the power play 48 seconds into the second period it's one nothing buffalo. Later in the set games. Robin letter getting one of its 43 saves for years but given what the shot putter that saved many whole side and he had a squeezed tight to keep that one but but given that dangerous player found some room with a slide. Letter was perfect on the game no goals for the avalanche to 43 for 23. That's what you just heard would definitely be on the quality guy goes saved the game brought to buy your local Geico agents. Save 50% at just fifteen minutes if you freak out before hopefully Scott Altman or Tim let's. Remain want nothing buffalo into the third rated the late third. Before buffalo finally can breathe better game with just over four minutes ago. It's his nineteenth C. We turned it over those mobile just inside the line he turns it over now we're behind the defense has made. Racing down the right side pay cuts in state. That their days feeling just fine thank you very much. In the Buffalo Sabres get them. He's nineteenth Rodriguez and Michael assisting. At 1546. That made it suited up in buffalo. And that is your final two nothing's savers. Up next for buffalo Saint Louis on Saturday at 1 o'clock and then they'll finish before they get the week off against the black box on Sunday night at 6 PM. Art for more on the game Paul Hamels and now the meteor we get his thoughts on the game. Well Paul I think the players echoed what many of us we're watching it fans reacting. Yes they're better yes they should win but boy it's only one bounce away from being a tie game for a line up under that these. There wasn't wasn't for the lack of offensive pressure or anything like that there when he of it and you heard Leonard talk about favor when they were in their defensive zone ever read with a high man and and those types of things so that gives them the game now against the team that isn't too good. So they were able to pretty kinda have girl away as far as offensively and pressure in those types of things they couldn't push that second goal crossed till late. But it gives them an idea how this is what's expected of on this is the way they're supposed to play. For people who were saying that sitting back as a strategy. That I've where were questioning me on that and that's not what they're being asked to do it's just basically what they do it's it's it's more of a panic I don't wanna make a mistake and next thing you know your hand in your own zone. Type of attitude but is not that is not what they're being taught to do is sit back and let the other team come out permits it. Pretty much the exact opposite. I didn't think that's what we were seeing in the third appeared to be quite honest with you I just thought it looked for me to me like he ran out of gas a little bit because they have been skating well and spent a lot of time in the offensive zone and had a lot of puck possession and looked at me like maybe you start to catch up with a minute when I guess and then they got a couple of good rushes up vice and that seemed to snap a mod a little bit. And they were back playing with the puck and playing inside the Colorado zone so. It was almost like they needed that little spurt to make that kind of get out of it and get themselves going back. Trust me that is not a strategy. Of sitting back when you let him come out and it's not what they're being taught us now with the coaches want them do. Two nothing sabres beat the avalanche ball Hamilton with a hero the post game. All I know Sam Ryan are scored but he's probably also at the top of the list of guys that. Couldn't finish the game much earlier. Yet chances that all three periods the score. He did but you know what victory do you feel like the goal he did score because that's the type of goalie was scoring last year and you have that we have seen a lot of that. The other rebound goals and front the tip ins and prime got so many of those last year and they say they've been few and far between this here's it was nice to see him get that type of a goal. On the power play together but he is certainly had some opportunities. To get some goals Lou one. He that we talked to him about in the post game in the first period where. He would come across and just when he made the move like that's a goal. And next thing Arnold last possible second cricket uses that they're not it often. Because in the corner so. Certainly had a lot of good opportunities in that game he's only one point from being the sabres leading score is very much grief as he takes. And is ahead of last year's pace offensively as far as points goes now having goals but he is on pace for quite a few more sets so. Yes I think he can be better and I think you will be better as as he gets older but. For 21 year old kid I think he takes little more grief than he needs to. All about the speed on display from Bailey at times tonight and Rodriguez that time tonight they obviously were also announced scoring opportunities. We'll converse at this last year in and you and I talked about this last year and his two game call up that we saw that it was like. You don't want he's better in the national hockey good in the is in the American Hockey League and it's it's happening again. Where he was finally America actually won on the team's bad but he gets up here and it seems like he plays better when he's up here. And you know he's made Bailey's making a case for himself carriers already made a case for himself as he's. Injured right now trying to shake off a bruised knee and waiting for about the deal. The problem is is you only have 23 roster spots. You used. I know people just ball just throw this guy on waivers. Well in this situation you're worried about that and expansion draft and there are guys that you just can't afford to lose on waivers and you know they were signed a two year contract for a reason. And he just don't have that type of flexibility so. They may get in the spot where they don't have a choice and one or both of those guys and that would be ashamed because. Both have played their way onto the roster and animal make decisions very difficult. And you know and it might only be till the trade deadline who knows what will happen what kind of roster spots would be available. A once the trade deadline comes back. Their play has warranted them to stay. I'm I'm not gonna sit here and say with a small sample size that I know what Bailey Rodriguez scary a.'s career are gonna pan out to be Paul but. So often over the last decade or so with this stick this sabre team has been filled with players that. Seemed to not want to be if you if you call it you know the guy the one who can handle the pressure. The one that wants to make a play you always save you the phrase who's gonna step up like. These young guys now this system. No I'm not saying they're coming up here in dominating but they seem like they're not of rape to make a play they don't shy away from being involved. In trying to make something happen and. At least that mentality through the small money in that they've seen from the group that you're talking about here like I think that's a positive characteristic to have. Well. And that's what drives me on my mind you know with some of the media and some of the fans in this they talk in December and November light. The rebuild is complete and utter failure it's over. Tanking and was not the right thing it's over. If it was the whole thing's a failure fire everybody. Everybody nobody knows what they're doing their job. And my only point was this isn't over yet yes they should be a little bit ahead where they are now they're exposed to known for a playoff spot. It hasn't happened yet they're getting closer and closer capital Powell but they are. You know in this little stretch here but then they're gonna go away for five days on their bye week. And that's gonna give other team's chances are pulled away from them again where the there's nothing they can do what Bob. As as that's happening so. You know that that that development of Rodriguez in the development of Bailey and best teams in need lender and Cooley. And Kelsey Peterson and Omar. I mean there's still a lot of guys and even draft choices may be that are playing well when junior now cliff who would be an example of that. Guys that. Maybe you weren't expecting could be any sellers with me turning to any tellers and down the road to the turn into good records effort not a lot asked one. Who when you hear about Chris Baker talks about him block as he sees his team's. And talks about the other things he can do and how he might fit into the picture so. To me this picture is even close to done yet. And then there's those guys there's guys that you might acquire a trade. Down the road and I guess. The finality that it seemed to get from people whoever genders and other people who just like to replay fans and and the whole thing that that that I I watch what Juan it's like. I understand that everybody's. All uptight with the two teams and they want to play offs badly and they should be ahead of where they are like and all that that's probably true. But to say it's over and a colossal failure has its faults because they're still players developing that I think are part of their plan. And part of the solution in the end when they become a good team. All handles it with us here following a two to nothing Saber win. Paul thanks so much will hear from me on the weekend games okay sounds good all right Paul Hamilton from the media room rankles here across the street that went six. Sabres getting it done to do nothing. And with the wind buffalo now 2523. In ten. Good for sixty points. And with some of the games that you're gonna hear from here from the hand Buffalo's now three points back. Toronto who's currently holding the second wild card. And buffalo is also four points back of the third playoff spot in the Atlantic Division that is currently being held by the Bruins so. There's two spots now. That the sabres are within reach out. Three back of the wildcard for four back of that third spot in the Atlantic so. More opportunities and again these weekends that it deems. Meetings that discussions. Are for more than the NHL got our final update tonight around a league d'antoni. I thank you Brian around the league has brought to you by Jim Murphy Buick GMC Jim Murphy cars dot com serving Western New York. Since 1985. Or. Special night for Sidney Crosby gets his 1000. Career point in the NHL it picks that up on assist in the first period. And now and that's the overtime winner to lead the penguins and comeback win over the jets tonight four to three in OT. Crosby's 31 wins it for Pittsburgh castle and Malkin also score in the Pittsburgh win. The sabres next opponent Saint Louis gets a win on home ice tonight for three is the final their letter terrorist Sankoh with coal number 27 for the blues. Mike Condit gets the shot out for the senators at 21 save shot out. But in Ottawa past New Jersey tonight three nothing Andrew Ladd with a pair of goals for the islanders they beat the Rangers. Fortitude a couple of games still in progress including the coyotes and the kings Arizona leads LA one nothing in the first period. Second period in Edmonton were the Oilers are all over the flyers five to one Leon dries that'll. Goal number Tony tutor for Edmondson also one of the final to get to the wild beat stars three to one. Men's college basketball Niagara Falls on the road 9375. To Monmouth I'm Dan cave around the league Brian back to you. Thank you Dan you nothing buffalo the year Robin Lehner picking up his second shot of the season fifth that his career. It was good enough for third star honors that we take you through the three stars tonight Evander gains with the buffalo second goal with starter for two. And Ryan O'Reilly strong game candidates is that the right circle against his former team it's our number one and why not let Riley be happier tonight. I'm sure he wants to be the high impact player of the game. All yours Bryant the high infect litigate brought to you by the Lockhart outdoor store high impact here for our working. Men and women buffalo outshooting Colorado 32. To 23 and specialty to big game winning goal came there. Also buffalo disciplined game he did not take the penalty is sabres went 13 on the power play units that sit Colorado. Nothing nothing powerfully report brought you by Western New York do you see you there we are much. I've before we say goodnight durable post game panel account now joins me live here at that went six. Bryant had cut one of these nights where. They should have won by probably a what's a much larger margin but. While I say that it could've cost them to get the better team I also wanna say they figured out a way to win which. For the seat right now is probably still okay. Yeah I mean they only gave up 23 shots on goal is well so I mean sure offensively would like to see more goals. Bogosian it's opposed. Reinhart a couple chanted don't go this way you know there are plenty of opportunities that. If if we're sitting here with that it with a 21 loss in regulation or 21 in overtime. Certain bills will look it's not a lot different but at the other night that's nothing went tonight. Looks the same. About a week from now let alone a month or two months from now it yet this has helped them in their. Chance to try it. We took playoff spot well you know it's it's a nicely but it's not a win against the team in the division or in the conference but. It's two points nonetheless so he needed to pick it up it's just that the mentally he needed to win this game so it seems to have another win one and then have another clunker right. Kind of like what the bills that against the browns this year they weren't they weren't impressive but they they got the job on the got the win against the teams get the league's worst team there right. You know will and compares them but as a kind of similar in affected like yank you kind of have to win this one. And if you just take this moral way which I don't the most important thing but. They were they were dominant it's just stated that it is Manny is obviously they'd like to would play Chicago at Saint Louis you'd have to make sure you finish those otherwise it might end up costing. Yeah especially against the Saint Louis team right now it's inspiring Ken Hitchcock and bringing in Mike Yeo who was one of his assistants all they've done is go seven wanna know. In those eight games this month so it's a spot right now where you're looking at it you say okay. You you want this game tonight now you move on a Saturday afternoon and then you play. Perennially one of the best teams may be that close of that you have to modern day dynasty that's NHL. The Blackhawks cents on it team which cannot beat. Historically of the last painfully years so including this year so it doesn't get any easier to win this game to be able bodied. Just look to Saturday when. You know you would get back out there Ain T got a team that is red hot right now. And although. It does look very daunting seeing red hot seat Louis and Chicago who we just know it's good sabres have been very good at home as of late. They've also been. Good against the west. I know that may not factor in obviously but it's. They're figuring out against some of these that are western teams they're at home so there's a chance there. And the out of town scoreboard tonight is being helpful also as well Philadelphia and is now five to two losing to Edmonton would only appear to go there. There appoint a heady with 61 the sabres. Mean with this event bits and holds on what's expected to. Only two teams that front view between them and the leafs in the final wild card spot just Philly with 61 of the islanders with 62. I'd just get to the south not gonna say you could exactly quantify it over the weekend but don't I don't think discredit the fact that these guys know they have five days off coming up. You don't wanna go and that Brit tee that's thank you so you're just as in don't wanna go to the break saying if only I hit it. Closed on an opportunity or if it. There'll be guys that you lose when these games look Alec Ryan O'Reilly thinks he could do more put it up the double roster you have guys for a week sitting there thinking. It'll make it done more I don't think. You wanna. Mentally you'll have that in your mind and I think he'll give that little extra effort. Whether results in a week oracle. We would have more modern L but I think that does have. To come and apply agree. A publicly said about two in generalities that we need to go back to back to back to back the death back it pay you get to a row here. You don't that we feel a great feet yeah and you're you're right in the race and not only. For sabre fans with a week off now Watson at C a that's of that scene even though they would love to have that fresh breather not thinking about hockey. There also probably watched these how easy you know right in this here let's have a good week on the outs of scoreboard. And I give commodity your worst stretch in terms of teams in such a tight window. You if you think commodities. With this many points as were talking about. I mean that that just that Diop just just mentally you feel like keep you give yourself that much better they shot it in like yourself up to be that good advocate position now threat. Right well the bye week is looming and as you said that might inspire the players anti tank. I left in the tank and I have already empty the tank at a time to get the bye week early so. I I have to go work on my golf even might stand in Florida for the next week so that I really appreciate you. Steering the ship for this Saturday it's sunny if I left you two good games well I will give myself credit for that I'm a little. Think pets Louis and Chicago. Looks like win but Paul gave me the western Canadian road trip between Calgary etc. if they Cooper I'm merely holding the seat. When you come back out the by leaps a look at Florida a couple of games this weekend didn't come up hopefully. Thirteen to let it be something to talk about whether it be good battery different politic Fortis of. To be keen to speak that's right. For us on the radio side we're looking for interesting conversation yes. Thank you pat extra I'd have thought of the weekend and I appreciate against the and informing it could break the pat will be on a host. Or Saturday against Saint Louis that's a 1 PM game he'll have redeem it well. And then on Sunday at that NB CS and game again. So did and it rob radio only game at six pregame at five and then the bye week for buffalo and then. We'll see this scene avalanche team in Colorado. On Friday the sports that Saturday the 25. With tea and nice friendly and the end game for us here and spilled. Do nothing the final here from downtown buffalo that'll put a wrap on our Paul William Bell's postage I want to thank our. Crew back in our Amer studios Dave Buchanan our producer Dick gave our anchor. Big crew here tonight keybank senator pat volatile job that both built TJ luck and also thrown in hander who along the way thank you gentlemen Paul Hamilton a reporter in the Roma. Our pregame show hosts were Mike's over the bulldogs and of course their game announcers the great Dan Dunleavy and operate mine is right holes like they keep this thing. Soon nothing sabres beat the avalanche. We will talk you next on Saturday right here of the Buffalo Sabres radio network.