Saturday, March 7, 2009

Buffalo wins second straight game

Buffalo Sabres
The Buffalo Sabres soundly beat the Phoenix Coyotes 5-1, in their second straight win after the trade deadline. New Sabre Dominic Moore was in the line up for this game, but the team was really lead by Tim Connolly who just signed a two year extension.

Connolly scored the first goal of the game, and cleanly won a face off for the primary assist on the Sabres second goal. Once Buffalo got up 2-0 early in this game, it was mostly over as the Coyotes did not appear capable of making a comeback at any point. Connolly went on to score another goal on the powerplay in the second period and earned an assist towards the end.

Buffalo Sabres
The refs certainly did not help at all in this game, with many calls being rather unfounded. Buffalo did a good job killing off the penalties though, and only allowed one goal against on the powerplay in the third. Buffalo did get two more powerplay goals of their own in the game's final minutes though.

MacArthur and Numminen sat out of this game, and Tellqvist is expected to get the start in Buffalo's next game Saturday night in Ottawa.

Official Three Stars
  • Tim Connolly
  • Andrej Sekera
  • Patrick Lalime

  • My Three Stars
  • Tim Connolly (two goals, two assists, plus two, six shots)
  • Andrej Sekera (one goal, one assist, plus two)
  • Patrick Lalime (29 saves, only one goal against)

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