2010 NHL Playoffs: Buffalo Sabres’ Defense Will Make or Break Team

April 13th, 2010 by Matthew Hogan Leave a reply »

It’s no secret that a majority of the Buffalo Sabres’ playoff hopes will be resting on the pads of Vezina-favorite Ryan Miller, but the defense in front of him will play an equally important role.

By now, everyone in the league knows about the 6’8” rookie phenom, Tyler Myers.

Myers played all 82 games for the Sabres and finished the season with 48 points. He led all rookies with almost 24 minutes of ice-time per game.

But Myers has played so well that he has actually improved the play of his defensive partner Henrik Tallinder.

Tallinder’s last two seasons in Buffalo have been a bit of a disappointment after two impressive seasons following the lockout. His 20:37 of ice-time is currently second on the team behind Myers.

Rounding out Buffalo’s consistent defensemen is Toni Lydman.

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