Before I begin to recap the game, I have to talk about a scary moment that happened in the third period. Edmonton’s Liam Reddox was checked from behind, falling head first into the boards. He was on the ice for a bit, but was eventually able to walk off, although not completly on his own. Clarke MacArthur was the one that pushed Reddox into the boards.
Here is the hit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qPWvGt7aLk
It was certainly not intentional, and MacArthur was just as concerned as everyone else in the arena.
The latest news I have heard was that he had a concussion. The injury could have been far worse, but at least he was able to get off the ice under some of his own power.
On a brighter note…Buffalo got back to winning ways on Wednesday night.
Drew Stafford put Buffalo on the board with five minutes remaining in the opening period.
Steve Montador scored his first goal in a Sabres uniform. Tim Connolly earned his 10th and 11th assists on the first two goals.
Jochen Hecht scored the empty netter to seal the deal for the Sabres.
Edmonton outshot Buffalo 29-26 on the night.
The Sabres scored one goal in each period on their way to defeating the Oilers 3-1. Another game where the Sabres defense held the opponents to under two goals. Buffalo leads the Northeast Division by three points over Ottawa.
Buffalo improves to 10-4-1 on the season.
Ryan Miller recorded his 10th win of the season.
Buffalo’s next game is Friday night when they host Calgary.
Other NHL games:
Detroit beat Columbus 9-1 on Wednesday. If you are Columbus, why would you leave Steve Mason in net for eight of those goals? I understand if you are trying to deliver a message to the goalie….and if you are doing that then don’t pull him in the third period. Mason should have been pulled after the first period, allowing four goals. He cleary had an off night and lost a large amount of confidence. I just don’t understand the coaching there….