Ryan Miller (30) - David Desharnais (51) Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres Three Stars VS The Montreal Canadiens


In their first meeting against the Montreal Canadiens this season, the Buffalo Sabres lost another lackluster game by a final score of 3-1. One thing is for sure, it is becoming increasingly hard to find star players for the Sabres. A few players stood out tonight though, not by much, but nonetheless they put in a better effort than their teammates.

Third StarRyan Miller

Miller made 28 saves on 31 shots tonight, and if he weren’t on his game there would have been more than just 3 Canadiens goals scored. Speaking of the goals scored, 2 out of 3 were on the power play – both of which he didn’t really have a great chance at saving. David Desharnais scored on a deflection from a P.K. Subban rocket, and Brendan Gallagher put a slapshot top-shelf over Miller’s glove hand.

Second StarMatt Moulson

Moulson scored the only Buffalo goal of the night, which was a product of Drew Stafford‘s [Honorable Mention] hard work battling along the end-boards – taking out Subban and then moving the puck to the front of the net, where a perfectly placed Moulson made no mistake and netted the puck. He also led the team in shots on net, 6, and therefore had the teams best Corsi For (6) and Fenwick For (5).

First Star - Luke Adam/Mikhail Grigorenko/Zemgus Girgensons

Zemgus Girgensons (28) - Douglas Murray (6) Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Zemgus Girgensons (28) – Douglas Murray (6)
Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

In my opinion, these three made-up the best line for the Sabres in the game. They worked hard on every shift, and created chances for Buffalo – unfortunately they were unable to produce a goal, but it seems as if this line is gaining some chemistry and momentum. The line combined for 4 shots on goal, 7 face-offs won, and 5 hits. Adam was also tied with Ehrhoff for second best Corsi For on the team with 5.

 

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[Stats Via ExtraSkater.com]

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  • Jes

    1st Star – Miller – If he had a good team in front of him he’d be favorite for Vezina right now. Thank god for that contract + Olympic year hey? Doubt he’d play this well, if it wasn’t.

    2nd Star – Adam – Grigorenko – Girgensons – Man is this line fun to watch.

    3rd Star – Scott – Taking on the whole Canadiens line and following that up with the massacre of Douglas Murray.

    Honorable Mention – Moulson – He did get the only goal.

    Team Goat – Tyler Ennis – Horrible penalty to take that late in a one goal game.

  • Vic Soga

    1st Star – the fans on this site and all the Sabre fans who still watch these Sabres…. and their stupid penalties. Obviously it is not the coaching. Who sits now? Sulzer for arguing with Miller or Foligno or Flynn? Sold my tickets due to the weather.

    • Mark Huss

      I like where your head is at – us fans deserve a metal!

  • chas territo

    This is wrong, the 3 stars should go to the Canadiens!!