After beating the Sabres (6-16-4) 4-0 in Buffalo last night, the Penguins (14-10-3) have a chance to do it again tonight, this time at PPG Paints Arena, with puck drop set for just after 7:00PM.
We could talk about how the Penguins played a complete game last night, how Tristan Jarry came up huge when Buffalo was on the power play and played fantastic the entire night, or how even Tom $%^&!@# Kuhnhackl scored a goal last night, but instead we'll talk about experience in the city of Buffalo.
So, we started our night at the Cobblestone, a local bar near the arena. We snagged some drinks, and by some, I mean multiple. They had elite wings, pizza, and beer. We also got half the bar to sing happy birthday to @CoulditBe_RyanV. We downed a few shots, except for one of us, who couldn't handle their alcohol. But yeah, long story short, if you go to Buffalo for a hockey game, stop at the Cobblestone. It's lit. From there we stopped in a bar called 716. It was packed, so we grabbed a drink and bailed. Either way, our pregame experience was unbelievable.
You know how the game went. The Penguins did the thing and beat Buffalo 4-0. The Penguins received goals from Kuhnhackl, Crosby, Guentzel, and Hornqvist. Not to mention Tristan Jarry was standing on his head, making a few big saves especially early, earning his first career NHL shutout.
Sabres fans were mad all game, especially at Jack Eichel. I heard numerous people call him lazy, non-energetic, and just a hockey player that didn't look interested. That was awesome to hear because people were getting mad. You know how us here @PensOfAnarchy love people being mad. I would make fun of Sabres fans for beating the traffic and leaving early, but 98.69% of Penguin fans do the same.
Following the game, we went down to the main concourse by the team store and started an unreal "LETS GO PENS" chant. Most Buffalo fans brushed it off and weren't too mad, except for this one lady. She lost her composure. She walked up to our own @Kingling43 and put those middle fingers up and said "$%!# THE PENS." She was not happy with the call on the ice. Needless to say, she shouldn't have done that, because that made us get even louder. We paraded around the concourse, high-fiving other Penguin fans and making friends. We took pictures, snapchats, and just overall let them know we were there. What a night. Our night can essentially be summarized by a picture and a GIF, so enjoy.
**Scouting the refs sucks and does not have the officials for tonight up yet. Don't expect us to update it.**
After Crosby's two point performance last night, he moved into 69th all-time on the NHL scoring list. #Nice.
Expect Casey DeSmith in net for the Penguins and Chad Johnson for the Sabres.
Ryan Vojtash can't handle Crown Apple.
Buffalo has only scored one goal since November 24th. Since then, they've been shutout and have been outscored 10-0. They've been shutout their last three games. Yikes.
In their last 11 games, the Sabres are 1-8-2. Woof.
To further this, Buffalo has just 1 win in their last 11 games.
Cobblestone is the Buffalo version of Milano's, we 10/10 recommend you go there if you're in Buffalo. #FreePR.
Pretty sure the Penguins had more shots on net shorthanded last night than the Sabres did on their four power plays.
Jake Guentzel has seven goals in his last seven games and Sidney Crosby has four goals in his last four games. That's pretty good.
Coming into tonight, the Penguins have won seven straight home games against the Sabres, and according to the Penguins website, in their last 14 games, the Penguins are 13-0-1 against the Sabres. My god.