You had a hell of a game to watch again tonight. The Buffalo Sabres dropped another loss this time to the Detroit Red Wings – but they scored first, and they were in the game up until the final moments. Knowing the season is over the Buffalo Sabres are showing up and competing in the final games of the seasons. It wasn’t an interesting a game and turned into a snooze fest at times, but with a team with no little talent and so many injuries, could you really find a lot to complain about in tonight’s game?
Buffalo Sabres Third Star: Matt Hackett
How many Buffalo Sabres goalies stood in the line of fire this year only to be let down and have a loss hung on them. Unless a major moves happens in the off season, Jhonas Enroth will have the crease to lose come training camp – but has Hackett been supplanted as the possible backup for the Buffalo Sabres? Michal Neuvirth and Nathan Lieuwen have done enough before their injuries to show they can do the same job as Hackett if not better. I would almost like to see a little more out of Hackett as the season pulls out if I am going to give him any sort of consideration for remaining in Blue and Gold next year.
Buffalo Sabres Second Star: Cody Hodgson
He is going to draw a lot of ire if he doesn’t start to produce more, but tonight, Cody Hodgson got himself involved with both Buffalo Sabres goals. I would rather see Hodgson scoring goals on top of getting assists. If the Buffalo Sabres some how find a way to buyout or bury Ville Leino next season, Cody Hodgson could be the new bastard son of Buffalo. Tonight however, a two point night gets him second star honors.
Buffalo Sabres First Star: Zemgus Girgensons
With his first two goal night against one of the better teams in the league when it comes to this time of the year, Zemgus Girgensons is showing the Buffalo Sabres that he has a high level of compete and he isn’t going to slow up any time soon. Could Girgensons be the keystone that the Sabres need to build around?