The Kid is AlrightNovember 8, 2007
What a day for Clarke MacArthur. Getting called up from Rochester to play for the Sabres, having a halfway decent game, getting put on the ice in the OT and scoring the game winner. Not bad at all.
It was a pretty gutsy move for Lindy to put MacArthur and Staffy out on the ice together in the OT. Granted they were out there with Hank and Toni, but its still a gamble putting out a 2nd year player (and we really could make an argument that Staffy’s still a rookie), and a minor-league call up during an OT, especially when your team is riding a three game losing streak, and the fans are ready to cut a bitch. Hopefully, this serves as the shot in the arm that the team needs to get their act in gear and back to being the Buffalo Sabres that we all know and love.
I was also impressed with the Goose tonight. He owned Chara for most of the night, and was successful at getting Chara sent to the box for interference. I could argue that he should have been sent for cross-checking, since Chara got in about 3-4 good licks in Goose’s kidney area. However, Goose, we need to have a talk about the California Penal colony hair-do that you’re currently sporting.
Good job by Pomminville to check the ref into the Boston net. I think it made up for the ref’s clothesline of Campbell the other night.
Harry Neale had a few mis-identifications during the game, most were minor, but the funniest one by far was mixing up Goose and Pommers. I realize that Goose and Pommers are only one number apart on the roster, but they have drastically different body types. Pommer’s is short and reminds people of a labradoodle, while Goose is tall and definitely more of a Rottweiler than labradoodle. Can we get Harry Neale some glasses, please?
I hope the boys can carry this momentum to Friday’s game against Toronto.