Monday, September 29, 2008

Wild Down Sabres in Overtime

The tides turned on the Sabres in the preseason after losing a close game to the Wild last night at the Bank. After the Sabres score 2 goals in the final two minutes against the Leafs, they allow a goal in the final three minutes to allow the Wild to tie it up and then lose the game 2-1 in the shootout. Hecht scores the lone Sabres goal while Brunette bounces the puck off Spacek on the powerplay to tie the game up. In the shootout, Stafford scored the lone Sabres goal while Owen Nolan and Brunette score the Wild goals.

The Sabres played another physical game last night taking it to the Wild again. Gaustad ended up fighting with Marc Andre Bergeron and all told the Sabres had 18 hits with Gaustad leading the team with 4. Lalime played pretty well in goal only allowing the fluke goal. The defense has played well in this homestand not allowing a even strength goal while the penalty kill has been lacking. All three goals scored against this weekend came on the powerplay.

The next game for the Sabres is Wednesday against the Wild in Minnesota.

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