The Buffalo Sabres ended Week 3 on a high note following a shutout win over the Colorado Avalanche. Can they continue that momentum this week?
The Buffalo Sabres finally enjoyed a week’s worth of play when they found the net nearly four times per game. While the Blue and Gold scored just one goal on Monday vs. the Montreal Canadiens, they scored another 14 in the final three games, good for a solid 3.75 goals per game.
Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen finally found out what it feels like to record a shutout performance, and it opens the question of whether he will be the 1A at goaltender for the time being. And finally, there is still the looming question of the power play and if it will ever get going. Below, you will receive some leeway for all three burning questions heading into Week 4.
3 burning questions for the Buffalo Sabres in Week 4
1 – Can the Sabres keep up their high-octane game?
The Buffalo Sabres got little going offensively throughout their first six games of the season, and it dropped them to 2-4-0 on the year. The Blue and Gold are 2-1-0 since, and their only loss in that stretch came by just one goal to the New Jersey Devils on Friday.
But with 14 goals over the past three games, it looks like the Sabres best playmakers are finding their stride with October fading into November. Last year, we all know what happened, and Buffalo struggled through a long month, finishing with a 4-9-1 record.
This year, the Sabres play another 14 games in November, and if their offensive play again sputters, then such a record will be tough to come back from. But if they keep up the momentum, then expect the Blue and Gold to fare way better this time around.