Sabres power play haunts them again

The Winnipeg Jets held off the desperate Sabres by killing off all five penalties while scoring a short-handed goal on one of them. The Sabres tried to rally in the final five minutes down by one, but couldn’t come up with a game-tying goal, falling to Winnipeg, 3-1.

After a bad bounce that got past Rasmus Dahlin at the point, Andrew Copp opened the scoring for Winnipeg while short-handed on a breakaway goal that beat Carter Hutton high glove side.

Later in the 2nd, Jack Eichel would snap his 3 game-goal drought right after the power play expired in the 2nd period off of a nice feed from Dahlin. It was Eichel’s 4th goal in 18 games.

Back and forth play would go on for most of the 3rd until Blake Wheeler notched his 12th goal of the season off of an absolute dime from Josh Morrissey after a long shift in Buffalo’s end.

With many chances that Buffalo created came many saves from Connor Hellebuyck. The Winnipeg goaltender was stellar as he turned away 35 of 36 shots from the young Sabres squad.

Hutton also had a good game while saving 26-28 shots. Overall, the defense played well while keeping most of Winnipeg’s shots to the outside.

In the end, Buffalo’s push was not enough as Mark Scheifele iced the game with an empty netter with seven seconds left in the game.

The Sabres look to bounce back Tuesday night as they host the New York Islanders at 7 p.m.

John Krieger
A Buffalo sports fan from birth who has stayed loyal through many tough years. Now living in Buffalo, NY. Producer of the BHC Podcast and would love to be able to report on future Sabres success. Let’s go Buffalo!
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