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Buffalo Sabres Game Puck Number 18

It is sure getting lonely for the Buffalo Sabres – as teams in the Eastern Conference are starting to put more seperation between the top of the heap and the bottom.

Buffalo is now five points below the playoff bundle, and has played more games than most teams in the conference.  Only the Washington Capitals stand below the Sabres.

So another woeful expression on ice last night.  It seemed that the team started with some jump – and there was amazing goaltending on both sides of the ice, as Ryan Miller and Ben Scrivens traded spectacular saves.

Again it would be really easy to hand Ryan Miller the game puck, as he was once again frustrated by the team in front of him, wasting another game of his efforts.  With the game 2-1 until the undisciplined five on three; Miller kept the team in the game all night.

Couple of stick taps go out to Kevin Porter, playing in his first NHL game this year as a member of the Buffalo Sabres.  He logged about fifteen minutes of ice time, but took 4 minutes in penalties, and had zero shots on goal.

Nathan Gerbe – its not about the size of the dog in the fight, its about the size of the fight in the dog.  Major points to the mighty mite for standing up to Dion Phaneuf at 4:14 of the third period.

Lindy Ruff gets an honorable mention, his career ended as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres, 571 wins with a single team is no record to sneeze at.

Tyler Ennis gets the game puck however, his play has increased greatly as of late, and yet again he was able to put the puck in the net.  Unfortunately, no on else on the team could.

The Buffalo Sabres resume action on Saturday against the New York Islanders.

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