Last Night Andrej Sekera took on Vladimir Sobotka in a fight that started with a crease scrum. Let it be duly noted the nationalities of the two combatants. Sekera is from Slovakia, while Sobotka hails from The Czech Republic. As one announcer stated during the Olympic match between these nations, "These Countries just plain, Do Not Like eachother."
Craig Rivet also knocked down Andrew Ferrence who had politely declined the invitation to dance with the Sabres captain. The scrum came shortly after the Bruns had taken the lead, with 7 minutes remaining in the 3rd. Mike Grier was also active in the scrum.
The Sabres have recalled 6'3" tough man, Cody McCormick from Portland of the AHL. The move is presumably to replace Matt Ellis in the lineup. McCormick had 166 PIM's in Portland this year along with 29 points. McCormick has fought 13 times so far this year (1 NHL, 11 AHL, 1 AHL playoff) Check the URL below for McCormick's work down in Portland
Thomas Vanek is questionable to be in the lineup for Buffalo tomorrow night. He was seen at the Bruins training facility with a walking boot. He said there have been improvements, but he did not skate today. Vanek said there is a chance that he'll play and that he is 'hopeful'. I think we're all hopeful, Thomas.
Game Time: Wednesday 7pm ET, 4pm PT, (9am Thurs S. Korea)
NHL Series Updates:
(2)New Jersey vs (7) Philly. Philly leads 3 - 1. Ilya Kovalchuk has 1G, 4A. Zach Parise has no goals and 4 assists. That has to change. Martin Brodeur can't score goals. Well, yes he can, but not enough to win the series.
(4) Pittsburgh vs (5) Ottawa - Pitt leads 2 - 1, soon to be 3 - 1 as they lead 6 - 3 after 2 periods of play.
(1) Washington vs (8) Montreal - Wash leads 2 - 1. If you saw last night's game, Montreal is in trouble. Thanks for coming out, Habs!
(1) San Jose vs (8) Colorado - Aves up 2 -1. Game 4 tonight 10 pm ET. Quick!, Name 3 players on Colorado. Is San Jose headed for another first round choke? I don't think so, not just yet. Joe Thorton+ Heatley+ Marleau = NO Goals in 3 games. Uh Oh!
(2) Chicago vs (7) Nashville - Tied 1 -1, Game 3 tonight in Nashville, 9pm ET. Can we have JP Dumont back, please? Patrick Kane leads the way for Chicago, 2 goals, 1 A in 2 games.
(3) Vancouver vs (6) LA Kings - LA leads 2 - 1 Ryan Smyth and the Kings are 7 for 12 on the PP. Kings D-Men, Jack Johnson & Drew Doughty lead the way, while Kopitar scores OT winner in game 2. Former Sabre, Steve Bernier also scored in Game 2 for Vancouver.
(4) PHX vs (5) Detroit - Series tied 2 -2 , going back to the desert. Hockey Town against Hockey Hell. Check out Shane Doan's hit on Kronwall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4sfVCiU8y0 I'd sure like to have a Shane Doan on The Sabres.
In South Korea news, A SK war ship sank, every one knows North Korea did it. Nobody can say anything because if they did, North Korea would nuke everyone. All right, good times! Keep partyin'
Buffalo Bills 2010 Schedule was released today. http://www.buffalobills.com/schedules/interactive-schedule.html
Let's Go Sabres!
See you at 7pm ET