The Buffalo Sabres wrapped up their Olympic-returning double header tonight, stealing a 5-4 overtime win against the Boston Bruins on the stick of Matt D’Agostini.
Jhonas Enroth assumed the role in the net and turned aside 25 shots; a position where he will most likely stand if Ryan Miller leaves town by the deadline. Jhonas Enroth got his second win of the season…finaly!
Tonight, your three stars are!
Third Star- Matt D’Agostini- Let’s give a round of applause for him! That play in overtime was goal-den! Hah! D’Agostini played that entire rush perfectly and muscled his way right by Chad Johnson to push the puck into the net. Completely catching an unsuspecting Johnson was the cherry on top of the cake for tonight’s game to earn the win in a comeback that Boston wasn’t prepared for. Talk about grinding one out there, Matt.
Second Star- Zemgus Girgensons- After a hard-working Olympics, it was only a matter of time before Zemgus brought it back to Buffalo, and tonight was a perfect time to open it up! Placing himself in front of the net, which any player should do, Zemgus was able to take the pass from Bryan Flynn and rip a shot into the net to open the scoring only three and a half minutes into the first period. Adding an assist to Matt Moulson’s tying goal with 53 seconds left in the third period helped cap off an excellent outing for the twenty year old.
First Star- Brian Flynn- Another one goal and one assist player, Flynn worked to the grind to earn those two points tonight. His work in the corner helped Zemgus get the first of the night, and then later scoring Buffalo’s third goal to try and run away with the game. His goal was a typical goal, nothing fancy, but he patiently waited and didn’t rush into an off spot, instead he hung out in front of the net, took the pass, kicked it to his stick and snapped a shot past Johnson.
Funny how when Buffalo plans on “tanking” to get top picks, they start to win. Hmph.
Anyways, Buffalo continues their home stand on Friday night when the San Jose Sharks swim into town as the Sabres try to play spoiler against any team they play now.