Buffalo Sabres Play Their ‘Get out of Jail Card’ To Escape With The Win

January 2nd, 2010 by Paul Taylor Leave a reply »

One of the inevitabilities of spending Christmas with my girlfriend’s family is that at some point, a game of Monopoly will break out.  Call it tradition if you will.  This year, the game went on far too long, finishing after three o’clock in the morning.  (In my opinion, board games should not be allowed to last longer than two hours max.)

Why am I telling you this?  Well, New Years Day resulted in another late night, as I watched Buffalo play Atlanta.  And the way the game panned out reminded me of Monopoly as the Sabres elected to play their ‘get out of jail’ card and steal the victory from a stunned Thrashers team.

What’s that old saying?  “Sometimes, I’d rather be lucky than good.”  This was definitely the case with Buffalo last night, who had no business winning this game. 

In fact, the winning goal in overtime illustrated this point perfectly ...

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