Buffalo goes 1-4 at home to start the season.
10/23/2018 BUF 3 – TOR 2
On their home ice Buffalo won a close one against Toronto by a final tally
of 3 to 2. TYLER BOZAK netted the winning goal at 2:46 of the 3rd period.
Others registering goals were SIDNEY CROSBY and PATRIC HORNQVIST for Toronto
and TRAVIS KONECNY and JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU for Buffalo.
10/25/2018 TAM 3 – BUF 2
The visitors from Tampa Bay won a close one against Buffalo by a final
tally of 3 to 2. Tampa Bay poured on the pressure outshooting Buffalo
48 to 25. PATRIK LAINE closed out the scoring with the game winner at
8:28 of the 3rd period. DUSTIN BROWN found the net twice on 9 shots for
Tampa Bay. Others registering goals were JONATHAN MARCHESSAULT and DYLAN
LARKIN for Buffalo.
10/27/2018 WIN 2 – BUF 1
The visiting team from Winnipeg won by one goal over Buffalo by the score
of 2 to 1. RYAN O’REILLY netted the last goal, the game winner, at 13:14
of the 3rd period. JOHN GIBSON was outstanding in goal. He allowed just
one goal while facing 40 shots. GIBSON stopped many good scoring chances
as the last line of defense. Others registering goals were AUSTIN WATSON
for Winnipeg and JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU for Buffalo.
10/28/2018 DAL 3 – BUF 2
The visiting team from Dallas won by one goal over Buffalo by the score
of 3 to 2. ERIK KARLSSON recorded the game winner at 16:05 of the 3rd
period. Others who scored were MIKE HOFFMAN and JOSH BAILEY for Dallas
and MICHAEL FROLIK and JASON POMINVILLE for Buffalo.
10/30/2018 STL 7 – BUF 2
The visitors from St. Louis romped over Buffalo by a final score of 7
to 2. St. Louis sustained a constant attack outshooting Buffalo 53 to
21. St. Louis scored 3 goals in the second period. MIKAEL GRANLUND
was a force, he dazzled with a hat-trick on 7 shots and added one assist
for St. Louis. And MATTHEW TKACHUK scored once and contributed two assists.
Also JAKE GARDINER scored once and added three assists. Other goal scorers
were CHARLIE COYLE and MILAN LUCIC for St. Louis and MARCO SCANDELLA and
MATT BENNING for Buffalo.