Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Defenseless against the Ducks

The Sabres were the better team in the first period, but allowed 20 shots against in the second, and put together very little offense in the third to lose to the Ducks.

Lalime was in net, but played very well, and kept the Sabres in the game for far longer than they should have been. Buffalo's main problem was their lack of experienced defensemen. The team was down to just Rivet and Lydman for last night, and Rivet had 12 minutes of penalties so his on ice contributions were even further limited. Until the team can get healthy Buffalo either needs to overpower their opponents with offense or they are going to lose a few games.

Kaleta had the games first goal, and played really well, in part because Anaheim plays a physical game which is one of Kaleta's strengths. The other goal came from Rivet, off of a rebound from a shot by Gaustad. Paul also had an assist on the earlier goal as well.

Official Three Stars
  • Chris Kunitz
  • Scott Niedermayer
  • Chris Pronger

  • My Three Stars
  • Chris Pronger (one goal, plus one, five shots)
  • Corey Perry (one goal, five shots)
  • Patrick Kaleta (one goal)

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