Monday, January 21, 2008

Buffalo can't even beat Phoenix

The Buffalo Sabres lost big to the Phoenix Coyotes 6-2 in a rare afternoon game. The offense looked okay at times, but on the defensive side of things the Sabres played very poorly.

Sometimes it's easy just to blame the backup goaltender for the loss, but that would seem to be accurate here. Thibault did not play well at all in net for the Sabres giving up a number of easy goals. Phoenix honestly deserved only one or two of those. Two goals if often still not enough to win most of the time, but the team had to worry about what was very shaky goaltending.

The best players for Buffalo were Stafford, and Gaustad who not only got Buffalo's only two goals of the game, but also were the most aggressive on the team. No body really played bad, but there was a noticeable lack of effort from the Buffalo side in general at times.

Official Three Stars
  • Shane Doan
  • Derek Morris
  • Peter Mueller

  • My Three Stars
  • Peter Mueller (two points, plus two)
  • Shane Doan (two points, plus two)
  • Ed Jovanovski (one goal, plus one)
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