Tampa We’ve Got Your Number.
And contrary to popular belief it isn’t 867-5309. It’s actually 21-8. That number is how the Sabres have outscored the Lightning this season through the four games they played. With their decisive 7-1 last night, the Sabres swept the season series against the Tampa Bay Lightning winning all four games.
Also, Patrick Lalime got his 200th win in the victory. Since getting his 199th win, Patty was 0-4-1. Congrats to Patrick on this career milestone. Everyone is proud of ya, Pat.
Although the two latter points are exciting, something much more awesome happened in last night’s win. For the first time in three years the Sabres clinched a playoff berth. WE’RE GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS. It’s okay to say it now. Everyone can breathe. There is no way we can jinx it. Huzzah!
In other news, Tyler Ennis should never leave. EVER. I watched the highlights from last night’s game and he looked like a vet. His assist on Mair’s goal was so epic. Favorite goal of the night, for sure.
Anyway, the playoff bound Sabres take on the Boston Bruins tomorrow (Monday) night. I’ll hopefully have a preview for you!
Until next time…