Brandon Biro made his season debut with the Buffalo Sabres, and it was just his second career NHL game. But it was a memorable one.
For the first time this season, and for the first time in nearly two years, Brandon Biro suited up for the Buffalo Sabres. And he made an early impact, scoring a goal that he should frame a photo of and plaster onto the wall of his home.
At exactly the 10-minute mark, Jordan Greenway found Tage Thompson, who collected the puck along the boards and fended off a Flyers player in the process. Biro, meanwhile skated toward the net and found himself in a perfect position if only Tage could get the pass off.
Tage secured the puck, passed it into the slot, and Biro, with a player draped all over him, and another trying to get a stick in front of the puck, snuck it by Flyers goaltender Carter Hart while falling into the goaltender. It resulted in Biro’s first-ever NHL goal, and perhaps the first of many.
Brandon Biro scores a memorable goal in season debut with the Buffalo Sabres
Unfortunately, the goal also took Hart out of the game, and the Flyers replaced him with the struggling Samuel Ersson. Buffalo ended up collecting three more goals, two of which they got by Ersson despite tallying just nine more shots on goal for the rest of the contest.
Biro came back around for one more in the game’s closing minutes to make the score 5-2 on an empty-netter, and it completed a three-goal win for the Buffalo Sabres. Given his sound debut, which also included decent play without the puck, it looks as though Biro can be the guy moving forward with Zach Benson out with an injury and Victor Olofsson having given the Blue and Gold ineffective play.
But consistency is key in this league, and we won’t need to wait long to find out if Biro can keep his solid play. The Sabres will meet Philadelphia again tomorrow night, and they will close out the week the following evening against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
(Statistics provided by NHL.com)