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Game 7 Musings And A Return

Posted By George Kouvalis On Apr 26 2011 @ 12:20 pm In Buffalo Sabres | No Comments

Its the afternoon of game 7 in the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals and I can’t help to wonder what is going to happen in Philly tonight.  Will the Flyers get any goaltending help tonight?  Will Derek Roy be able to do anything after being out of action since December?  Can the Sabres give their fans one more win in Philly?

All of these questions will be answered tonight.  The Sabres should have put this series away on Sunday night in Buffalo but let a 2 goal lead slip away and they did miss numerous chances in overtime.  All must be forgotten and the Sabres need to get focused to face a very tough and hungry Flyers team tonight.  Buffalo will need to survive the first 1o minutes of the game.  The Flyers will probably come out swinging tonight and hit every Sabre in sight, including Derek Roy.

Roy coming back for this game puzzles me, but I guess when you have your “best player” available to come back in the post season you should bring him back when you can.  The question is how will Roy’s knee hold up?  Will he be scared to go at it with 100% with so much on the line?  Buffalo can only hope he comes in and isn’t rusty.  Especially with so much on the line, one turnover can be the difference in a hockey game like this and if you haven’t played in a while you may be prone to making more mistakes than usual.  However Roy’s playmaking ability could be vital to the Power Play which will need to be great in Game 7 for the Sabres.

Ryan Miller will have to be better than the usual Miller is tonight for Buffalo to win.  Speaking of goaltending,  which Flyers goalie will end the game tonight?  We all know Boucher will start, but can he be good enough for the Flyers to edge out Buffalo tonight?  The Sabres need to hope for a low scoring game and hope that Miller is the difference to advance on to the 2nd round.

Enjoy the game tonight folks!

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