MINNESOTA- The Sabres, losers of 5 straight at home, held a players only meeting after falling into last place in the League! Veteran Jason Pominville spoke up saying “We have got to take pride & keep playing & fighting for our jobs, because a High Draft pick could come in here & take your job” ! With a new Owner expected next season, “All of us need to play better to keep our jobs”! That night, the Sabres tamed the “Wild” 3-2 behind Taylor Hall, who scored twice including the Game-Winner!
TAMPA BAY- Jhonas Enroth gets his 1st Win of the season, stopping 29 shots(5/6 gr’s) in a 2-1 squeaker over the Bolts! Morgan Rielly’s PP Goal in the 3rd broke the shutout bid by the Buffalo back-up, whose contract expires at the end of the season!
NEW YORK I- A 1-1 game into the 3rd period that saw the Isle score twice for a 3-1 Win! The Isle’s James Reimer was outstanding, stopping 38 shots(7/8 gr’s) & halting Buffalo’s modest 2 game winning streak on home ice!
CHICAGO- It was like David vs Goliath(last place vs First Place) as the Sabres took down the Giant 5-3 ! Taylor Hall scored twice to stake Buffalo to a 5-1 lead, before Marty Hanzal scored twice in period three to make it close!
ST LOUIS- Sabre’s finish their best Home(4-1)Block of the season by beating the Blue’s 4-2! 2015 5th overall Draft Pick David Pastranak capped a 3-Goal 3rd period by the Sabres by getting the Game-Winner!
***COACH NEEDED*** – If you are like me & surfing other League’s to join, please contact Matt Hotchkiss(firstname.lastname@example.org)for the BUFFALO Franchise next season! Hopefully Rob has this on the Gordie Howe Blog! BUFFALO has many exciting players & most likely a Lotto pick(bottom 4) Some of the Sabres- Bobrovsky, Taylor Hall, David Pastranak, Jonathan Marchessault, Dylan Larkin,Matt Niskanen, Ryan Ellis,Torey Krug to name a few!