Monday, January 12, 2009

Sabres can’t find beat in Motown

The Sabres dropped at least one point in Detroit on Saturday after the Red Wings scoring two quick goals within the last three minutes of the third period.  Ryan Miller tried to keep the listless Sabres in this game as well, but the Wings had gotten to him too much towards the end of the game.

Miller faced 48 shots total against the Wings, 23 of those coming in the third period.  This comes after a 44 shot, 1 goal performance against the Rangers on Friday.  He stole the game on Friday and just didn’t have enough to steal the game on Saturday. 

The team themselves looked really listless against a dangerous Wings team.  They could only muster one goal by Derek Roy and played bad defensive hockey.  They are on a long road trip of sorts.  They play three on the road against Central opponents, come home for a game against Carolina, and then have a Florida and West coast swing to finish up the long road trip.  It did show in the level of effort that this team played three games in four nights. 

Next game is Wednesday night in Chicago.

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