The Edge: Buffalo Sabres vs. Boston Bruins—Offense

April 13th, 2010 by Spencer Timkey Leave a reply »
The Edge will break down the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins to see which team has the advantage at each position. For a look at the defensive side of things, click here.

Buffalo Sabres

Since the lockout, Buffalo has had one of the most potent offenses in the NHL. (Then) young gunners Derek Roy, Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville comprised a group that skated fast and scored faster.

Now, the core group (including Tim Connolly, Jochen Hecht and others) is older, more experienced, and possesses a synergy few offenses in the league can match.

The Sabres have scored 231 goals this year, good for 10th in the league. Buffalo's scoring is balanced, however; 122 goals at home and 109 on the road.

Leading the charge this season was Derek Roy. Lighting the lamp 26 times and adding 43 assists through 80 games, Roy emerged as one of Buffalo's best playmakers. His passing is crisp and accurate, his wrist shot is subtle but deadly.

Tim Connolly kept his head up for most of the season, avoiding another concussion. However, he did miss the end of the regular season, leaving Buffalo fans wondering ...

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