So it's my favorite left winger's 25th birthday today. Which means he should score maybe two goals (or even a hat trick tonight) as the Sabres face the Panthers. This game is very important because Florida is only two points behind us. Remember when they were not so good? Yeah, I think those days are over, unfortunately.
Patches is in because Teppo had to get facial surgery with the hit he took from the puck on Saturday. I'm interested in seeing how he'll do. I hope that he does well because it kills me to know that Patches has been scratched so much in all of these games.
But anyways, here's to you Thomas Vanek - for never ceasing to give me more reasons to love you, as a fan and as another person. Have a fantastic birthday!