Friday, February 27, 2009

Sabres only get one

Buffalo Sabres
The Sabres outplayed the Carolina Hurricanes through most of their 2-1 shootout loss, but were unable to take a commanding lead at any time. Buffalo outshot Carolina 37-32 and for most of the night were the all around better team. The Sabres real problem in this game is that they only had one goal to show for it, and ended the night with only one point.

Carolina for their part did just enough to hang on, and for the most part rode their goalie Cam Ward to the victory. Ward had 36 saves, plus he stopped all three shots in the shootout.

The Sabres shootout was in trouble this game, with none of the shooters scoring and even Kotalik not being able to get anything right. Buffalo was without Ryan Miller, who has been among the best goaltenders in the shootout this season, but still got a decent showing from Lalime who stopped two of three and had an all around solid game.

Official Three Stars
  • Cam Ward
  • Anton Babchuk
  • Joni Pitkanen

  • My Three Stars
  • Cam Ward (36 saves, one goal against, three for three in the shootout)
  • Patrick Lalime (31 saves, one goal against)
  • Anton Babchuk (one goal, five shots)

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