String Cheese Incident:

A Crucial Tilt Against The Bruins

Things are looking up, as the Sabres have gone 3-0-1 in their last 4 games, snagging 7 out of a possible 8 points – even without The Mighty Vanek. Now they’re “just” 10 points back in the Eastern Conference.

In other good news, Channel 2 even got to air an MSG game. Is this a harbinger that things have taken a change for the better?

As ScottyMCSS once said, “Healthy changes everything”. And now you’ll never see those Blue Cross/Blue Shield commercials without thinking of him and the rest of us here at BSN. Well, hopefully at least, if the subliminal code I’ve embedded in this website works as planned. </diabolical laughter>

The Sabres are pretty healthy (minus a few scratches) except for the big name of Thomas Vanek, but with the recent points the Sabres are earning, it’s hard not to be at least a little optimistic. Maybe Vanek was the problem?

When you quit chortling, I *was* being sarcastic.

Just like Madonna, The Sabres are making a comeback and looking pretty good doing it.

But hold your horses there, Charlie, as the Boston Bruins are rolling into town on Wednesday. Do I really need to recap our recent history with Boston? In short, The Lucic Incident? (It’s sort of like the String Cheese Incident.) The Sabres spiraled out of control after that game. Blame injuries if you want but that game was a turning point. 309w" sizes="(max-width: 238px) 100vw, 238px" />

Seems to me that string cheese would never be an "incident" but cause for jubilation and mirth. Tasty, binding mirth.

The recent good vibes we’ve been feeling as of late could come to a crashing halt if the Sabres get destroyed by the Bruins again. And yes, I know that the Sabres took the Bruins to overtime the last time they played, but this is a huge game.

With a win, we the fanbase keep smiling and should get our F8 finger ready to refresh the standings page several times a day come late February/March.

With a loss, we’re left reeling and back to being the Bruins’ punching bags. Read: bitch.

With 4 more games left against Boston including the tilt on Wednesday, the Buffalo Sabres have a total of 8 points at stake against them. If we can’t beat a physical team like the Bruins, we may be up the creek without a paddle this year. All hope will be lost. Throw in the towel. Give up the ghost. Insert other euphemism here. 366w" sizes="(max-width: 235px) 100vw, 235px" />

Let's hope we don't have to wave the white flag. Nothing funny here, just had to toss one more euphemism out there.

I’m not saying the entire season hangs in the balance on Wednesday night but… well, I guess that really is what I’m trying to say.

But maybe I’m just hopped up on green tea and overly prone to worry. Agree/disagree? Is the season lost with a loss to the B’s?

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