Don’t Panic, Call Vanek

Buffalo SabresThe Sabres’ win last night against those dreaded Bruins was the early highlight of this young season.  After the Sabres fell behind 3-1 in the second period, all of Hockey Heaven thought Buffalo was doomed to lose…me included.  But the Sabres dug down deep and didn’t give up.  It would have been easy to do that for them.  They didn’t.  Propelled by Thomas Vanek’s second 5 point game of the season and Ryan Miller making some incredible saves along the way, Buffalo turned the tables on Boston and walked out of Beantown with a 7-4 victory.

Thomas Vanek, could he be turning into the superstar we all hoped for?  He is the first Sabre since Pat LaFontaine and Alexander Mogilny in 1992-93 season to have two 5 point games in one season.  Awesome stuff.

When the book is written on this year’s Sabres and if they are successful, you will be able to look back at this game as the turning point of the season.  They didn’t give up.  They worked their tails off.  They came together as a team. They surprised a lot of us last night.

I used to do this before highlights were made readily available online.  I’d record the game and post the Sabre’s goals.  This game was worthy of my doing that again.

Sabres’ Goals (RJ on AM radio is great):


Go Sabres!


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