Sabres take third in a row

Outside of the first 10-15 minutes of that game the Sabres really grinded the game out and played well enough.  Couple thoughts on some of the big plays of the night, but overall very happy the Sabs have put together a nice little 3 game run and hopefully they can continue it on Friday against those from up north.

 

Terrible turnover by Stafford on that first goal.  Too many turnovers in our own zone this year. 

 

Awfully juicy rebound on the second goal by Miller.  It dropped about 5 feet in front of him and no one seemed to know where any Lightning players were.

 

That should have never been a penalty on Gaustad for the check that led to the fight.  Clean hip check and he had just dumped the puck.  And after a scuffle, nice couple blows by Gaustad

 

 

Nicely done by Stafford who’s really playing well the last couple of weeks and enjoying playing with Roy and now Gerbe.

 

21st for Vanek!  Don’t you feel like they’re always going to blow a break away?  Great goal to tie that one up.

 

Then the 22nd and it was a sick back hand on the power play.  What a play by Pommer to keep the puck in and Roy to get the puck down to him. Phenomenal goal.

 

I thought that was an awful call at the end of the game.  Kotalik was letting up and barely had his hands on the guy who slammed into the boards.  Nonetheless great job on the penalty kill and being able to wrap that game up.

 

I really want to see what they’re going to do with Nathan Gerbe because I don’t want to see him back in Portland.  I think he’s going to be a very good hockey player and soon.

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