The Buffalo Sabres have closed out the 2011 exhibition schedule with a bang. Mannheim last year was able to contend with the San Jose Sharks, and almost beat them.
This year, the Buffalo Sabres took control of the European contest early, and rarely let up on the gas. Utilizing the larger ice surface, and capitalizing on the fact that they were playing a team that had played the night before, the Buffalo Sabres scored eight goals in route to an 8-3 final against the DEL’s Die Adler Mannheim.
The Sabres are off to Helsinki Finlad, where they face Anaheim to start the regular season.