Saturday, April 7, 2007
Sabres 2, Capitals 0... Buffalo claims President's Trophy
You gotta love Buffalo Sabres fans, who raised the roof today cheering on the team at the Verizon Center.
The Buffalo Sabres today took their spot as the best team in the National Hockey League, beating the Washington Capitals 2-0 at the Verizon Center, and the score is a bit deceiving. Buffalo took early control of this game, and when the Capitals finally made a bit of noise in the 3rd period, Ryan Miller came through with a couple clutch saves to preserve the shutout.
We watched this one on TV... some rapid fire takes...
-Tim Connolly gets his first goal in his first game back! And he pretty much played a regular shift, logging over 13 minutes of ice time.
-Ryan Miller get his 40th win of the season.
-Derek Roy gets his 20th goal of the season, but Jochen Hecht was denied his 20th. Jochen had a golden opportunity to nail an empty netter with less than minute left, but his shot went wide.
-Buffalo Sabres fans once again took over the Verizon Center... loud and proud! How funny was it hearing Ovechkin get boo-ed every time he touched the puck?!
-Drew Stafford was sent down to Rochester, to clear cap room... yes that's how tight the budget is. Will Drew play for the Amerks at Syracuse tonight? We know he will be back in Buffalo on Monday.
The President's Trophy is now ours, and with it home ice advantage throughout the playoffs, and another banner to hang next fall. Tomorrow the guys head to Philly to close out the season, with nothing but pride on the line, a chance to have some fun and face Marty Biron in the Flyers net.