Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sabres play their best game of the year

Buffalo put on a very good display as they beat the Penguins 4-3 in Pittsburgh. The Penguins got a good amount of help from the refs and took an early 3-1 lead, but Buffalo was able to power back to win the game.

Buffalo's powerplay was mostly ineffective, but their penalty kill was phenomenal. They were down fairly often in this game, and the penguins were given 3:45 of five on three ice time. Still the Sabres only allowed one goal against during this time, and killed off all of Pittsburgh's four on three opportunities.

Buffalo then benefited from some sloppy goaltending to come back as Vanek won the game in the third period.

Gerbe played well in his second straight NHL game, but once again did not earn a point. He was however plus one, and has still not allowed any goals against while he was on the ice.

Official Three Stars
  • Derek Roy
  • Ruslan Fedotenko
  • Thomas Vanek

  • My Three Stars
  • Derek Roy (one goal, plus one, five shots, 69% on faceoffs)
  • Ruslan Fedotenko (two goals, plus two)
  • Evgeni Malkin (two assists, plus two, eight shots)
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