Buffalo finishes a tough trip on a good note

Mar 24, 2024; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Buffalo Sabres center Peyton Krebs (19) celebrates his goal
Mar 24, 2024; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Buffalo Sabres center Peyton Krebs (19) celebrates his goal / Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Sabres were playing their fifth game of a long five-game road trip in Calgary to take on the Flames for the final time this season. Buffalo and Calgary saw each other back in October which saw Calgary get the victory back in Buffalo.

After a brutal outing in their last game against the Edmonton Oilers, the Sabres looked to end the trip on a good note. With a victory, they would be six points back of the final wild-card spot. There was only one goal scored and it came from the Calgary native Peyton Krebs to give Buffalo a 1-0 lead.

Just like in the first period, there was one goal scored but this time it was courtesy of the Flames. Jonathan Huberdeau tied the game up on a very questionable power play for Calgary. The Sabres had a chance to take the lead at the end of the period with a power play of their own but couldn't capitalize.

Calgary was the better team in the second period by far. They outshot Buffalo 10-8 but before the power play, the Flames had more chances. While the Sabres had two days off, Calgary played the night before. In the period, it looked like Buffalo was the team who played the previous night.

In the last few minutes of the third period, JJ Peterka, who got a promotion to the first line, scored to give the Sabres a 2-1 lead. With the Flames goaltender pulled, Buffalo got two empty net goals courtesy of Tage Thompson and Connor Clifton. It was a tough trip but the Sabres headed back to Buffalo with the two points.

Postgame thoughts

The game itself wasn't interesting, but despite winning two games this week, they took care of business. Up next for the Sabres, a five-game homestand starting Wednesday night against the Ottawa Senators.