Connect with us

Game Recap

Another Injury, Another Loss

Share:

FacebookTwitterTumblrStumbleUponRedditEmail this pagePrint this page


Is it a surprise to anyone that yet another Sabres player has been injured? Derek Roy left the game with an upper-body injury and did not return.

The Sabres managed to stay with the Hurricanes through 40 minutes of play, which is usually a goal for the road team. However, Carolina took control of the game with a pair of third period goals, and then an empty netter to make the final score 4-2.

The Sabres have now given up at least three goals in 15 of the past 18 games and have lost six consecutive road games.

There weren’t any penalties in the opening period, but it didn’t take long for the Hurricanes to connect on their first power play of the games.

It took three minutes to score two goals to start the second period, one for each team.

Justin Faulk earned his third goal of the season as he put Carolina on top 1-0. The Sabres responded quickly, just 21 seconds later, as Thomas Vanek netted his 19th of the season to knot the game again.

Eric Staal, who came into the game with a league-worst -23 rating, scored from behind the net early in the third period, giving his team a 2-1 lead. Robyn Regehr played him well, but Staal was able to find a way to sneak it into the net.

However, the Sabres responded again, and although it wasn’t pretty, it got the job done. Jason Pominville knocked the puck off of a Carolina stick, and it found its way past Cam Ward, tying the game at two.

The Sabres gave up a 2-0n-1 rush, and the Hurricanes took advantage of it as Chad LaRose scored his 11th of the season to beat Miller and retake a one goal lead.

Buffalo had a powerplay with just a few minutes remaining, but failed to capitalize on the opportunity. The man advantage was negated when Luke Adam took a high-sticking penalty.

The Sabres pulled the goaltender, but the Hurricanes scored the empty netter, sealing the victory and sending the Sabres home with no points.

With Roy’s injury, it is not yet known whether or not he will be able to play Saturday against Winnipeg.¬†Only four Sabres (Vanek, Roy, Adam and Pominville) have played in every game so far this season.

The Sabres will head home and prepare to take on the Winnipeg Jets. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Pages: 1 2

5 Comments

Latest transactions:

Date
Player
Pos
Move
1/23Matt TennysonD
1/23Nathan BeaulieuD
1/19Nicholas BaptisteRW
1/17Casey NelsonD
1/12Linus UllmarkG
1/12Brendan GuhleD
1/10Jacob JosefsonC

NHL Standings

DIVTEAMGPRECPTS
Atlantic Division Leaders:
A4732-12-367
A4527-10-862
A4926-18-557
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
M4828-15-561
M4624-14-856
M4726-18-355
Wild Card leaders:
M4723-16-854
M4824-19-553
-----------------------------------------
M4925-21-353
M4924-20-553
M4721-18-850
A4619-20-745
A4519-20-644
A4719-22-644
A4515-21-939
A4712-26-933
DIVTEAMGPRECPTS
Central Division Leaders:
C4828-13-763
C4528-11-662
C4928-18-359
Pacific Division Leaders:
P4631-11-466
P4626-14-658
P4725-16-657
Wild Card leaders:
C4827-17-458
C4627-16-357
-----------------------------------------
C4826-17-557
P4725-17-555
P4822-17-953
C4722-19-650
P4721-23-345
P4718-23-642
P4912-28-933