It wasn’t pretty, but the Sabres got the win last night against the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1. Gaustad and Gerbe scored in the third to take the lead and assisted on the other two goals, and Kaleta added an empty netter to seal it. Brandon Sutter was your Canes goal scorer. It definitely looked like a pre-season game for most of the first two periods, with Buffalo giving up chance after chance. Jhonas Enroth (playing the second half) made some fantastic saves, and new guy Drew MacIntyre was solid. We also had our first look at Leino in a Sabres uniform, and he looked pretty good.
The Sabres play the Habs tomorrow night, possibly with some more of the regulars in the lineup. I know some of the junior players are returning to their respective teams. Hockey is back, and it feels great!