'Cause you're hot then you're cold.
I apologize for the Katy Perry reference. I was just listening to it on the radio earlier today, and it made me think of the two recent games the Sabres had.
A 10-2 domination to a 5-2 losing effort. We can blame numerous things on the play of the Sabres in last night's loss to Calgary, such as the Sabres had a game the night before and they were tired. They used up all of their goal scoring the evening before. Mental mistakes made early in the game cost the Sabres dearly. All of these thing could be reasons.
The first reason wouldn't work, because both Roloson and Deslauriers were awful in the net Tuesday night. Neither of them were on their game. It just seemed like everything was going in for the Sabres. Again, case number two wouldn't work. The Sabres threw everything to the net on Tuesday, something they didn't do much last night. Drew mentioned it in his postgame interview; saying they needed to throw more pucks to the net and they didn't. Kiprusoff was on his game and the save he made on Danny was the momentum changer in the third, I think. It was after that Bertuzzi scored, and that was it for the Sabres.
The main reason that the Sabres lost in my opinion, was the mental mistakes the Sabres made. Chris Butler tries to clear the puck from behind the net, but hits Cammalleri's leg. That eventually ends up into a goal. Ryan places his glove not far enough to the right behind him, and the puck trickles in on the second goal. Toni misreads the play with Bertuzzi, and he scores on a breakaway. The rest is history, basically. If there weren't so many mental mistakes, the Sabres maybe could've left last night with at least a point.
The 'Yotes are on Saturday. I'm hoping the Sabres don't have a similar result with them like they did last year, because that was awful to watch. I remember it so well because it was Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, and I had off from school so I was excited for a pretty early game at three or four. When it was like, 4-0 by the end of the first, I was not so excited anymore. Try not to do that again, please boys.
I'm going to the Panthers game (M.J., I don't know how I'll manage to see Gregory Campbell on the ice, but ugh) on March 12th. My one brother is having car problems, so he's selling the rest of his tickets to people and since he knew I enjoyed watching the Sabres, he asked us what we wanted first. My stepdad is taking my brother to the Rangers one and I get the Panthers (I only want to see them because I haven't seen them play here yet in person). I originally said the Red Wings, but my mom asked me why I would want to go to the game if the Sabres didn't make the playoffs this year. She's so pessimistic. Then I remembered the Red Wings bored me to tears, so maybe it's a good idea I chose Florida instead. The others were Ottawa, and Philadelphia. No thanks to the both of them.
Oh, and did anyone else see the huge gash on Thomas' lip that he got in Edmonton? I didn't realize he was cut that badly. I can't imagine trying to eat with that because it looks like it hurts like a bitch.