Sabres in search of 2nd straight win

The Sabres haven’t found the win column often, but they battled back and found a way to earn the two points against Toronto.

After snapping a five game losing streak on Friday night against the Maple Leafs, head coach Ted Nolan is happy to see that the team has been competing, and it finally resulted in a win. The Sabres haven’t found much success this season, but two of their five wins have come against Toronto.

“It was an entertaining game, and the result was what we wanted, so that was good,” Nolan said.

Tonight, the Sabres look to win two straight games for the first time all season. It’s the first of three meetings this season against the Devils. New Jersey won the season series last year two games to one, but all three games required a shootout to determine the winner.

Newcomer Matt D’Agostini played a big role in his first game with the Sabres even though he didn’t record a point. His biggest play came late in the game when he prevented a breakaway shot and managed to avoid a penalty.

“To get a guy like him, it’s fortunate for us and we’ll see if we can get his career back going,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “When you get a goal-scorer, you’ve got to put him in position to score some goals. Hopefully that will help.”

The Sabres weren’t the only team to come from behind on Friday. New Jersey had a comeback of their own. After trailing 2-1 after 40 minutes of play, the Devils rallied and scored four times to defeat Carolina.

Although he’s 41 years old, Jaromir Jagr is proving that he still has what it takes to play in the NHL and he has been New Jersey’s best offensive weapon this season.

Jagr leads the Devils with 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) in 26 games this season, and a +10 rating.

The Sabres look to make it two straight with another win tonight against the Devils. Puck drop is schedule for 7 p.m.

Kevin Freiheit
Kevin Freiheit
I founded Buffalo Hockey Central in 2008 and have poured hours and hours into this site. Luckily, we have a great team of writers and designers who have helped keep this up and running despite a ton of out-of-pocket costs. We do this because we enjoy it, and we're desperate to see the Sabres win the Cup someday, but they have to make the playoffs first.
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