Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Buffalo beats New Jersey

Buffalo Sabres
Going into the game, Martin Brodeur's absence was the story of the game. However backup Kevin Weekes played well behind a disastrous Devils team. Buffalo dominated the first period, outshooting New Jersey 20-3. However they only scored one goal in that span on a nice shot by Jason Pominville.

In the final two periods the Sabres were outshot 21 to 10 by the Devils, but Miller stayed strong and earned himself a second straight shutout. Kaleta scored when he deflected Sekera's shot through the five hole.

Rivet was played in this game, returning earlier then expected from his injury. Paetsch sat out the game to make room on the roster for the captain's return. Speaking of injuries, Tim Connolly made it through a second straight game, although he even took a shift without his helmet.

Buffalo blew some five on three chances in the game, but did finish the game a respectable one for five on the powerplay.

Official Three Stars
  • Ryan Miller
  • Jason Pominville
  • Kevin Weekes

  • My Three Stars
  • Ryan Miller (shutout, 24 saves)
  • Kevin Weekes (0.933 SVP, 28 saves)
  • Jason Pominville (one goal)
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