Sunday, October 26, 2008

Shootout loss in Colorado

The Sabres got in their tight low scoring game that we expected against Minnesota, against the Colorado Avalanche instead. This was supposed to be an easy opponent, but given the way Buffalo played they were lucky to earn the one point on the night.

Buffalo looked out of position and confused for most of the game, and then in the third period and in overtime they looked flat out bad. The one goal Buffalo scored was a bit of a fluke as well.

In the shootout, both Kotalik and Roy had very nice goals, but Stafford who was very good coming into this game failed to score. On the other end Miller was too far out of his net again, and only stopped two of five shots against.

This was Buffalo's second loss of the season, but they got a point for the tie. Due to Montreal's loss to the Ducks, Buffalo still has the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Official Three Stars
  • Ryan Smyth
  • Peter Budaj
  • Ryan Miller

  • My Three Stars
  • Peter Budaj (only one goal against, shootout win)
  • Ryan Smyth (an assist, shootout goal)
  • Toni Lydman (an assist, plus one)
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