Sunday, October 19, 2008

A shootout loss to the Thrashers

The Buffalo Sabres had their first loss of the season to the Atlanta Thrashers in a shootout. Patrick Lalime was in goal for Buffalo, who feel behind early, but played better in the later periods to tie the game up.

Thomas Vanek had yet another goal, to give him his seventh of the season just five games in. Buffalo remained strong on special teams as Vanek's goal came five on three, while Buffalo continued to be able to kill off all their penalties.

In the shootout Kotalik didn't go with his normal backhander and failed to score. Stafford did and Vanek continued to do poorly in the shootout like he has for his whole career. Ilya Kovalchuk and Vyacheslav Kozlov scored in the shootout for Atlanta.

Official Three Stars
  • Kari Lehtonen
  • Patrick Lalime
  • Ilya Kovalchuk

  • My Three Stars
  • Ilya Kovalchuk (one goal, plus another in the shootout)
  • Todd White (two assists, plus two)
  • Jason Pominville (one goal, one assist)
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