Jan 18, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers (57) celebrates a goal with teammates during his 300th career NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres Three Stars Vs Columbus Blue Jackets


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.

What did you think of tonight’s game? Comment, tweet, and email all your questions/input!

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  • Ben Chalker

    Pretty happy to hear Myers had a good game. It’s been far too long

    • Jes

      You mean a good offensive game? He’s had many solid games. More better then worse for sure.

  • acpilkin

    I like the fight in this team. It seems like they want to win every game. Girgensons deserve some serious recognition for what he does every night. Can he be captain of Ott leaves? Please?

    • Jes

      Waaaay to early to even consider him. About a season away from the A. C is still a few years away/

      • acpilkin

        That was more of a plea. I don’t expect it anytime soon. But the kid has the heart, skill, and grit to be a captain in the NHL.

  • [email protected]

    I hope the fire lit under Myers continues to burn for him the rest of the season. Being able to have a defensemen who can pot goals here and there is huge on a team that barely gets them from the offense.

  • davidmuscalo

    Unfortunately, it was just another loss to another mediocre team. It’s even tougher to take a loss when you see good players make outstanding plays which ultimately go for naught. I don’t consider getting the losers point at home, where you are supposed to win, desirable result.

    • acpilkin

      The worst team in the league tying the game in the last minute of play against a mediocre team isnt a bad thing. You’re acting like the Sabres are a good team in the playoff hunt.