Ullmark posts shutout in Detroit


15:43Nicklas Backstrom (1)Alex Ovechkin (1)T.J. Oshie (1)
18:48PPGTaylor Hall (1)Victor Olofsson (1)Jack Eichel (1)
110:33PPGT.J. Oshie (1)Alex Ovechkin (2)John Carlson (1)
27:05John Carlson (1)T.J. Oshie (2)Nicklas Backstrom (1)
213:23Brenden Dillon (1)Conor Sheary (1)Lars Eller (1)
218:46Tobias Rieder (1)Dylan Cozens (1)Jake McCabe (1)
30:20Jake McCabe (1)Jack Eichel (2)Tage Thompson (1)
30:46Jakub Vrana (1)------
318:06Victor Olofsson (1)Taylor Hall (1)Sam Reinhart (1)
318:57ENGarnet Hathaway (1)Nick Jensen (1)---

The first period of the game was a bit nerve-wrenching as turnovers by Marcus Johansson and Rasmus Dahlin led to quality scoring chances for the Red Wings. The defensive lines were shuffled with Scandella out of the line-up. John Gilmour was paired with Colin Miller and Rasmus Dahlin partnered up with Henri Jokiharu. For the majority of the 1st period, the Sabres were unable to maintain any significant pressure in the offensive zone, aside from a couple of quality shifts from the “4th” line.

The second period didn’t start off much better with Olofsson taking a penalty less than 1 minute into the period. Gilmour was very noticeable in a positive manner, getting involved in the play and showing off his speed. The Sabres’ first power-play of the game looked sloppy with poor puck management and difficulty with controlled zone entries. As the period developed the Sabres turned up their offensive pressure, and a solid play by Eichel lead to the first goal of the game, scored by Jake McCabe.

The Eichel line continued their positive play after the goal and on a late shift drew a penalty before the end of the period. Dahlin looked much better this period, creating chances with his skating ability and vision.

The third period kicked off with a much better looking power-play that resulted in a goal by Sam Reinhart on a nice passing play by Eichel and Olofsson.

The next power-play the Sabres had was also much improved with puck control, however too much looking for the perfect pass resulted in a good kill by the Red Wings. The Sabres were on their heels towards the end of the game with a late penalty and the Red Wings pressing, however, the defense stood tall and Ullmark played with exceptional composure to keep the Red Wings at bay and ultimately gain his first shutout of the season. The shot totals of 25-41 in favor of the Red Wings are a bit misleading as the defense played an overall solid game, keeping most of the shots from outside high danger areas.


  • Reinhart scored his first power-play goal of the season on a two-point night
  • McCabe scored his first goal of the season and first goal of his career against the Red Wings
  • Ullmark recorded 41 saves for the shutout
  • Eichel had two secondary assists which both were major plays that ultimately lead to the Sabres goals.

Go Sabres!

Brian Sieteski
Brian Sieteski
I have been a die-hard Sabres fan since as far back as I can remember. I recall going to the Sabres events where you could meet the players in person as a kid and even get a stick or hat signed. Go Sabres!
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