Regardless if we lost, we still have some players who made it unbelievably uncomfortable for Columbus tonight. The names just might shock you.
With that, your Buffalo Sabres three stars of the night are…
Third Star: Matt Moulson- In each game he plays, Moulson’s value keeps rising. Tonight was nothing short of a great effort by Moulson. Leading the Buffalo Sabres in points, he has now added two more assists to his stat sheet. His first assist came from a gorgeous pass to Myers, his second was the pass to Ennis that converted to Stafford’s goal, and then almost scoring in the second. It was that kind of effort that just makes me hope we keep him come the deadline or end of the season. Since getting the “A,” Moulson’s production has since become more and more consistent, which is just what Buffalo needs.
Second Star: Tyler Ennis- Tying his season record in shots with seven shots on the night, that only begins to describe what kind of game Ennis played tonight. Ennis seemed untouchable tonight; he was seamless on the boards, creating chances wherever he was in the offensive zone, making Columbus’ job just that much harder. Throw in his two assists on the night, both in the first period, and should he have scored a goal, which he was very close to a couple of times, he would have been in contention for the top star tonight.
First Star: Tyler Myers- In his 300th career game, Myers scored literal bookend goals in the game to force a tie and overtime period. His goal just under one minute into the game along with his equalizer just 24 seconds left in regulation, earned him the first star of tonight’s game. His game overall was fantastic; he was everywhere he needed to be on both ends of the ice. His play was physical, playing deep and with streaks to the net reminiscent of his rookie year. Adding up his time in the overtime, hopefully his play tonight wasn’t just a blowout of his three game suspension rolled out into one. However, a new mindset and a preparedness should help carry Buffalo out of the darkness. Just a fantastic effort all around.
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