Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sabres win high scoreing preseason affair

A high scoring game with both the teams starting back up goalies, but still a fun close game.

Vanek, Stafford, and Pominville all played well as they usually do, but the Sabres also benefited from offensive plays from their defencemen as both Campbell and Tallinder picked up points in the game. Roy had an awesome game again. Some may think that it's too early to say this, but Roy is the new Drury. No questions asked. Roy had two goals and two assists, including the game winner in the final minute.

Buffalo rookie Zagrapan picked up a late game tieing goal that proved crucial to setting up the Sabres to win this one.

Thibault actually played well despite the high score as most of the Penguins goals came on the powerplay, and he even stopped a penalty shot by Malkin early in the first period. This of course continues on Buffalo's poor special teams play during this preseason. The Sabres allowed three goals on six penalty kill opportunities, while they failed to score on all of their chances, although Campbell's goal came just as a penalty expired.

Tonights captain was Derek Roy, with Pominville and Mair as the alternates. Lindy Ruff is running out of time to decide. The Sabres and the Penguins have a preseason rematch Saturday night back up in Buffalo.

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