Sure – it wasn’t a pretty game by any stretch of the means, and there is plenty that will be talked about in regards to the powerplay, the absence of an overall
direction – there was plenty of the good, the bad, and the ugly in the Buffalo Sabres first game of the season.
The highlight that Buffalo Sabres fans should be excited about is the fact that Zemgus Girgensons scored the lone goal for the Sabres – the first of his career, in his first National Hockey League game.
Not many players can attest to achieving that feat – but the National Hockey League has seen two players achieve it just this year alone – with Jacob Trouba scoring and getting an assist in his debut with the Winnipeg Jets.
While Trouba helped his team overcome the Edmonton Oilers – Girgensons’ goal merely made the score look closer than what the game turned out to be.
If Zemgus can be a long term player for the Buffalo Sabres – he could see his name climb the list of all time scorers, and in a few years we could be talking about him trumping Thomas Vanek for fifth place on the all time goal scorers list for the team.
Congratulations to Zemgus Girgensons on his first career National Hockey League goal. One could even go so far as the say he is destined for greatness in the league for the Buffalo Sabres as Gilbert Perreault also scored in his first game as a Buffalo Sabre. But then again – so did Rob Ray, and he did not turn into a prolific goal scorer.