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Sabres Vs Flyers – Another Road Game, Another 2 Points?

Remember when we used to think road games were tougher?  Well that’s not the case this season as I for one am glad the Sabres have a bit of a road trip coming up this week.  While remaining win-less at home and playing well away this is a prime opportunity for the team to pick up some valuable points before falling too far behind.

Right now the Sabres have 7 points, good enough for 12th in the conference and 4th in the division.  The good news is the leaders of the conference and division only have 11 points.  Four points are easy to make up when you’re only 3 weeks into the season.

In search for those points the Sabres travel to Philly tonight, Atlanta again on Friday, and Dallas on Saturday.  The Sabres have only played 4 road games thus far but 6 of their 7 points have come from those games.  Their only road loss being a tightly fought battle in Chicago.

The Flyers seem to be struggling this season as well as they are currently sitting on 7 points.  Ex-Sabre Danny Briere is leading the Flyers in goals with 5. The rest of the scoring being spread out among the team.  The 2 goaltenders, Sergei Bobrovsky and Brian Boucher, have split the 8 games played evenly with 4 a piece so it’s hard to tell who’s going to get the nod in goal tonight.  Both are under 3 GAA (2.78 and 2.26 respectively).

The Sabres look to continue on their strong showing in Newark Saturday night after defeating the Devils 6-1.  Vanek tallied 2 goals as it looks like he’s finally remembered how to put the puck to the back of the net.  This team needs more than just Derek Roy scoring the goals so it’s good to see Vanek stepping up and filling the gap.

Luke Adam has been recalled from Portland to play tonight as Rob Niedermayer will be staying in Buffalo to be with his wife and newborn.  Always good to see a young guy being called up to get a chance.  He played alright in the pre-season so lets see if a few AHL games improved his skills enough and allow him to contribute.

7:30 face off tonight and for the first time of the year the game will be on Versus.  Lets see which team shows up tonight.  I’m hoping it’s the same one as Saturday.

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