Four unanswered goals, 27 saves, and two points. That is just a small description of what tonights game entailed, as the Buffalo Sabres were host to the Winnipeg Jets, extinguishing a quick two goals with four unanswered tallies in a 4-2 win tonight. Tonights win prevented the Jets winning a seventh straight against Buffalo.
Buffalo has definitely turned their game around in the past few games, making teams earn their win and giving them a hard time. Dominating the first period and keeping the same momentum throughout the rest of the game, Buffalo earned this win and should be commended for taking control of the game.
Tonights three stars are:
Third Star: Tyler Myers- Notching the assist on Marcus Foligno’s equalizing goal was only a small part of what Myers did tonight. In the past few games and including tonight, Myers has played with an immense amount of grit and with an attacking mentality. Leading the team tonight with 4 blocked shots and throwing 2 hits as well, Myers looks like a brand new player, which is one of the best things going for the Sabres at this point. He was key in the corners, as well as taking away the middle of the ice as much as possible, preserving the amount of shots that reached Ryan Miller.
Second Star: Marcus Foligno- “Last game was just not his game, but the way he skated tonight, the way he played tonight, he was definitely on his game tonight,” said head coach Ted Nolan. He was spot on in saying this. Foligno, along with scoring the tying goal, was all over the ice, taking whatever chances he could to change the pace of the game. By placing himself in front of the net at the right time, a simple pass from Cody Hodgson was able to turn into a great chance that paid off. Compared to tonights game, last game was a game that looked like was swept under the rug, with Foligno “cleaning house” of tonight’s opponents.
First Star: Matt Moulson- Since day one, I have stated that if you put a guy in front of the net, goals will happen. Let me rephrase that, “If you stand there, goals will come.” I know thats a cheesy knockoff of Field of Dreams, but it works. Matt Moulson is that prime example of what happens when you put pressure in front of the net. SPOILER ALERT, goals happen. Moulson does what every player should do at some point, he just stands there, waits for Christian Ehrhoff’s shot, puts his stick on it, and the buzzer sounds as he puts away the third unanswered Buffalo goal on the powerplay! The goal was Moulson’s 12th of the year, and most of his goals with Buffalo have been from close quarters in front of the net.
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