GARTH’S CORNER: #BuffaloTankNationFace

293

What a crappy Saturday night it was for Buffalo tanking advocates.

The majority of Buffalonians wrote a big fat “L” next to this game on their refrigerator magnet schedules.

No way in Hell that Lindy Ruff and his high-falootin’ Dallas Stars would lose to the 30th place Buffalo Sabres in the house that Lindy built. Right?

Wrong!

Latvian Locomotive Zemgus Girgensons scored a beauty of a goal and an assist. Chris Stewart added three assists, Tyler Ennis and Tyler Myers also lit the red lamp to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win against Ruff and his Stars. Jhonas Enroth made 38 saves on 40 shots on the that he faced.

The Sabres took a dramatic 3-0 lead and held on for dear life to preserve the win in front of the home fans who wished and hoped for a later Stars scoring surge. Many fans in the building were heard cheering for a Stars third period comeback and regulation win.

Why the long faces, Buffalo Tank Nation?

Look no further than the Toronto Maple Leafs who laid a 5-1 curb stomping on the Edmonton Oilers while the Sabres were beating the Stars.

The 29th place Oilers have lost two straight games and now own 37 points. Edmonton are 4-6 in their last 10 games.

The 30th place Sabres have two of their past three games and now have 35 points in the NHL standings. The Sabres are 2-8 in their last 10 games.

#BuffaloTankNationFace bears a close resemblance to #RichardShermanFace

Oilers blitzed 5-1 in Tronna

Sabres shank Stars 3-2

Buffalo Tankers Be Like #RichardShermanFacepic.twitter.com/UtY0WwQWDO

— SabresBuzz (@SabresBuzz) February 8, 2015

_________________________________________________________________________