After getting over .500 against the Minnesota Wild, here are first-person takeaways from the Buffalo Sabres big win last night.
For the first time all season, the Buffalo Sabres have a winning record. That could change tonight as they face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but I want to talk a little about last night. It was not pretty at some parts but the Sabres held on to get the victory.
I was at the game last night and some things really stood out to me in the win. In this article, I am going to give you a first-hand account of what stood out to me. From the good and the bad, it will be in this article.
Takeaways from the Buffalo Sabres big win over Minnesota
Special teams issues
For my first takeaway, the Sabres power play still remains to be an issue. Minnesota has the worst penalty kill in the league but despite that, Buffalo had four power plays last night and could not score on any of them. I will say during the last chance they had, there were some signs of life even though the Sabres could not cash in.
If this team wants to make the playoffs, the power play needs to figure it out. It baffles me how bad it’s been but there is a lot of time to figure it out and to turn the tide.
Another minor issue, Dylan Cozens didn’t have his best game. It was his first game back after suffering an injury in the Flyers game last week. It’s not a glaring issue, just a small bad takeaway. He lost the puck a couple of times and made some poor decisions but I don’t think it’s anything to be concerned with.
I’m sure he’s not 100% and playing with a cage could have something to do with it but like I mentioned earlier, it’s not something to be extremely concerned about. He was benched in the third as well, so we’ll see if he can rebound tonight against the Penguins.